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ATENA H2020 Workshop – October 18, 2018, 9:00-17:30

A new cybersecurity for interdependent Critical Infrastructures


Under the patronage of the Minister of the Economy and Foreign Trade Étienne Schneider

Targeted at managers willing to use innovative cybersecurity techniques to protect their critical assets, mainly critical infrastructure such as electricity, gas, water distribution system or transport systems, but also other critical ICT systems.

When: Thursday – October 18, 2018, 9:00-17:30

Organized by: the University of Luxembourg in partnership with itrust consulting sàrl

Location: Maison des Arts et des Étudiants (MAE), 6, avenue de la Fonte, L-4364 Esch-zur-Alzette


Agenda (reduced):
09:00 – 09:30 Welcome and Registration
09:30 – 11:00 Security of the Grid and the ATENA Approach
11:15 – 13:00 ATENA innovations: the theoretical approach
14:00 – 15:10 ATENA innovations: the practical approach
15:10 – 15:30 Other research projects on Critical Infrastructure Protection
15:30 – 16:30 Panel Discussion
17:00 – 21:30 Cybersecurity week

Links: Detailed ATENA H2020 workshop agenda 18/10/2018

Privacy Statement updated

itrust consulting s.à r.l. has updated its Privacy Statement.

Links: Privacy Statement of itrust consulting s.a r.l. Consultancy Services to become GDPR compliant

Doctoral degree awarded to Steve Muller of itrust consulting sàrl

On 26 June Steve Muller of itrust consulting defended his PhD thesis in Computer Science on Risk Monitoring and Intrusion Detection for Industrial Control System (ICS) at the University of Luxembourg.

Links: Press release

itrust consulting participates in QUARTZ on satellite-based key distribution

itrust consulting s.à r.l. is proud to announce that it has recently signed a contract with SES to participate as one of the many project partners in the recently publicized QUARTZ consortium (https://www.ses.com/press-release/esa-and-ses-led-consortium-develop-satellite-based-cybersecurity), primarily funded by the European Space Agency (ESA) via its ARTES/ScyLight programme.

Please select the Links below to read the full press release and to access further project details as published by SES and ESA.

Links: itrust consulting - press release 07/06/2018 - itrust consulting participates in QUARTZ on satellite-based key distribution SES - press release 07/06/2018 - 10 Project Partners in QUARTZ Satellite Cybersecurity Consortium ESA - press release 03/05/2018 - Space photons bring a new dimension to cryptography SES - press release 02/05/2018 - ESA and SES-led Consortium to Develop Satellite-based Cybersecurity

itrust consulting publishes an article on Training-Resistant Anomaly Detection Systems

Modern network intrusion detection systems rely on machine learning techniques to detect traffic anomalies and thus intruders. However, the ability to learn the network behaviour in real-time comes at a cost: malicious software can interfere with the learning process, and teach the intrusion detection system to accept dangerous traffic.
The recently published article presents an intrusion detection system (IDS) that is able to detect common network attacks including but not limited to, denial-of-service, bot nets, intrusions, and network scans.
With the help of the proposed example IDS, it is shown to what extent the training attack, and more sophisticated variants of it, have an impact on machine-learning based detection schemes. The analysis is then used to design an intrusion detection system that is resilient to such kind of attacks.

Links: Article Published article

Cybersecurity and Data Protection in Luxembourg

Dr. Carlo Harpes, Managing Director and founder of itrust consulting, was invited by ‘radio 100,7’ to a round table discussing the questions: How secure are the databases and - more generally - the informal systems at the state? Or in the private sector? How about data protection, especially in view of the new data protection regulation (GDPR)?

Links: Podcast published on 18/03/2018 at radio 100,7

The GDPR within reach for SMEs

The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) affects all organisations that process personal data (PII) of citizens of the European Union and will apply from May 27, 2018. It imposes on every organisation, big or small, as well as on both PII controllers who collect data and those who process the data, called PII processors, the setting up of adequate protection and compliance with the regulation and to prove, in the case of a complaint or violation, conformity with the requirements and the stated principles of protection. This can be achieved with a well-defined management system and proper documentation. Depending on the risks associated with the processing, it also imposes the appointment of a Data Protection Officer (DPO), a Data Protection Impact Assessment (DPIA) and the formal justification that sufficient measures have been taken to reduce the risk of disclosure, manipulation, or loss of data. These requirements are accompanied by the announcement of extremely severe, proportional but dissuasive, administrative penalties. This presentation explains the requirements on SMEs and gives guidance on how to address them.

Presented by Dr. Carlo Harpes for Jonk Handwierk at LaLux Auditorium in Leudelange.

Presentation: Le RGPD à la portée des PME

ISO/IEC JTC 1/SC 27 ‘IT Security techniques’

From 20 to 24 November 2017, Dr Carlo Harpes participated in the ISO/IEC JTC 1/SC 27 'IT Security techniques' subcommittee meeting in Berlin.

itrust consulting continues its sponsoring strategy for information security

This year, itrust consulting continued its sponsorship for HACK.LU 2017 (17/10 to 19/10) and BSides Luxembourg 2017 (20/10), where our IT Security expert Rémi Chipaux presented his project ‘malware hunting chatbot’ in Europe.

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