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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.

Towards real-time risk monitoring

On 17th October 2017, Lëtzebuerger Gemengen published an interview with Dr Carlo Harpes, founder and Managing Director of itrust consulting.

Risk analysis is a central approach in the cybersecurity environment; this is why itrust consulting has developed, in partnership with Luxmetering G.I.E., a real-time risk monitoring tool, that represents a technological evolution of its TRICK Service tool. Carlo Harpes, founder and Managing Director of itrust consulting, explains us the result of this three-year collaboration and the benefits of this new tool for companies.

This tool is the result of a cooperation with Luxmetering G.I.E., Creos Luxembourg S.A., and and was co-funded by the Ministry of the Economy within the project 'Smart Grid Luxembourg - Cockpit'.

Read the complete interview by clicking the button 'News article' bellow.

Links: News article published on 17/10/2017 in Lëtzebuerger Gemengen

itrust consulting represented at the DEF CON Hacking Conference in Las Vegas

IT Security consultant Rémi Chipaux participated at the 25th anniversary DEF CON Hacking Conference in Las Vegas (July 30 to August 2, 2017) and presented his project ‘malware hunting chatbot’ in the USA.

10 years anniversary celebration of itrust consulting

On 21st of June 2017, itrust consulting marked its 10th anniversary with a memorable celebration in LaLux Auditorium in Leudelange.

Together with our partners and customers, we enjoyed the first part of the event - conference with the notable key note speakers

Mrs Viviane Reding, Member of the European Parliament, Professor Bart Preneel, Katholieke Universiteit Leuven and Mrs Larissa Best,

co-founder of the think-tank Équilibre.

The last speech was delivered by Mr Carlo Harpes, CEO of itrust consulting, who gave an interesting overview on the development path
of itrust consulting, past and future challenges and the upcoming plans lying ahead.

The conference was accompanied by entertainment pauses delivered by the excellent performance of PHP Quartett musicians.

During the second part of the event, we enjoyed a walking gourmet dinner during which we exchanged ideas through conversations and networking.

We would like to thank all participants for contributing to the great atmosphere and for allowing us to share this moment with you!

Press release – 10 years itrust consulting Communiqué de Presse – 10 ans itrust consulting Pressemitteilung – 10 Jahre itrust consulting Program itrust consulting 10 years anniversary Presentation - 10 years anniversary Dr. Carlo Harpes

itrust consulting ISO/IEC 27001 certified

Just before its 10th anniversary celebration, itrust consulting received the official certification of its Information Security Management System (ISMS) from International Certification Trust Services (ICTS) S.à.r.l., with regards to the standard ISO/IEC 27001.

The processes and related documentation established at itrust consulting, covering aspects like risk assessment, business continuity management, data protection, cryptography, operational security, etc., have been declared compliant with the highest standards for Information Security.

Dr. Carlo Harpes, Managing Director and founder of itrust consulting, summarised: ”The security of customer data and data protection according to the GDPR are among our highest priorities, and this certification confirms that our approach works not only for large institutions that have already been certified with the assistance of itrust consulting, but also for SMEs and even micro-enterprises.”

Links: News article published on 16/11/2017 in Lëtzebuerger Gemengen Press release – itrust consulting ISO/IEC 27001 certified Communiqué de Presse – itrust consulting certifiée ISO/IEC 27001 Pressemitteilung – itrust consulting ISO/IEC 27001 zertifiziert