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Cybersecurity Newsletter November

Lëtz Talk about Cyber

CISO of the year 2020: Stéphane Bianchin

Stéphane Bianchin is the CISO of the Year 2020. He accepted to share with us a part of his success receipts.

Stéphane holds a master degree in computer sciences from the University Claude Bernard in Lyon and also several InfoSec certifications. He is currently working as the Chief Information Security Officer at Banque Raiffeisen. 

He has 20 years of experience in Information Technology and Security, specialized in governance and risk management, with a solid and proven understanding of Information Security and Data Privacy and has been involved in the implementation of Information Security Management Systems for different companies in Luxembourg, mainly within the banking, payment cards and telecommunication industries.

Find out what makes a good CISO and what CISOs and bikers have in common

Cyber Highlight

Protect yourself. Secure your connected devices.

Connected objects have gradually invaded our daily life. It is estimated that by 2025, no fewer than 150 billion connected objects will populate the world.

To promote the secure usage of connected devices, the new website, has been launched. It is a common project of CASES and ANSSI with the participation of SIGI. Read more...

Top News

Interactive Dashboard of the Cybersecurity Ecosystem

In 2020, we can proudly say that there are 310 active members of the Luxembourg Cybersecurity Ecosystem

By using the recently launched Luxembourg Cybersecurity Mapping tool, you can discover the complete overview of all relevant cybersecurity players in the Grand-Duchy at present.

Cybersecurity Week: And the winners are...

The best talents of the Year were rewarded. The Ceremony was virtual but not the emotion…

  • CISO of the Year: Stéphane Bianchin, CISO at Banque Raiffeisen
  • DPO of the Year: Eric Bedell, DPO of Franklin Templeton.
  • Most Promising Young Talents of the Year: Lëtz Cybersecurity Team represented by Eric Wagner, Team Captain
  • Best Paper at Didier Stevens, Senior Analyst & Toolsmith at NVISO.
  • Best Cybersecurity Solution of the Year: T.A.K. Client by BUILD38 represented by Christoph Brecht.


EU CyberNet Annual Conference

The EU Commission decided to launch a project (EU Cybernet) to develop initiatives through promoting cybersecurity capacity building in third countries. 

The Cybersecurity Competence Center (C3) of Luxembourg contributed to the project by participating to the consortium led by the Estonian Information Systems Authority (RIA). C3 is actively supporting RIA to build a platform that will allow Experts from the whole EU to actively support cybersecurity capacity building in third parties. 


Out of the shadows: CISOs in the spotlight!

PwC Luxembourg has released a survey about the profile, position and challenges of the CISO in Luxembourg. More than a good picture of the CISO landscape, this survey offers recommendations that would improve the overall experience of the CISO/ISO function in organisations. Read more...

CIRCL @ GeekWeek

GeekWeek is an invitation-only annual workshop organized by the Cyber Centre of Canada

It offers the possibility to increase collaboration and information sharing between organizations at international level, but also bridge the right people to work on specific topics to create or improve existing tools to support defense against cyber threats.

CIRCL from SECURITYMADEIN.LU also attended, promoted and gave training of MISP. The main impact of their presence was a noticeable increase of the usage and adoption of MISP in the Threat Intelligence community.

Ryuk Ransomware: Extensive Attack Infrastructure Revealed

Ryuk Ransomware has recently flooded US hospitals, threatening to shut down their operations.

Now, Ryuk accounts for one-third of all ransomware attacks in 2020. The cybersecurity community came together to combat this ransomware and RiskIQ released the entirety of the infrastructure related to the Ryuk strain of ransomware collected by RiskIQ's Internet Intelligence Graph.

Great news that it will be available in the MISP OSINT feed as well.


ENISA Threat Landscape 2020

The European Union Agency for Cybersecurity (ENISA), with the support of the European Commission, EU Member States and the CTI Stakeholders Group, has published the 8th annual ENISA Threat Landscape 2020 Report

The report identifies and evaluates the top cyber threats for the period January 2019-April 2020.
ENISA Launches 'ISAC in a BOX' Online Toolkit

ENISA launches its comprehensive online toolkit, ISAC in a BOX, to support the establishment, development, and evaluation of Information Sharing and Analysis Centres (ISACs). 

ISACs are private public partnerships (PPPs) between stakeholders exposed to similar cybersecurity vulnerabilities and threats. 

They collect, analyse, and disseminate actionable threat information to their members and provide them with tools to mitigate risks and enhance resilience.


Key fact


Luxembourg Cybersecurity Ecosystem

As per the recent Luxembourg Cybersecurity Mapping, which presents a complete overview of all relevant cybersecurity players in the Grand-Duchy, there are 310 active members of the Luxembourg Cybersecurity Ecosystem.


New feature in MISP: Event Report

The Event Report is a convenient mechanism to edit, visualize and share reports: along with structured information, reports in Markdown format can be attached and shared.

The MISP threat sharing platform is a free and open source software helping information sharing of threat intelligence including cyber security indicators.

Fit4Contract : Your assistant in information security concerns when working with external suppliers
Fit4Contract is a self-assessment tool to help you identify information security concerns to negotiate for your supplier contracts. 

Depending on your answers given in the questionnaire, Fit4Contract provides a list of basic information security requirements, advised for establishing the contractual relationship. 

It is a free, yet very useful tool, to make your self-assessment meeting the necessary cybersecurity standards.

Upcoming events

Luxembourg Internet Days

The Luxembourg Internet Days, the essential event for professionals interested in and concerned by the Internet, will take place online from November 17 to 19 with live keynote presentations, panel-discussions, exhibition, workshops and many networking opportunities.

There has been a significant increase in cyberattacks in the wake of COVID-19, and hackers seek to exploit any vulnerability created by an increase in remote working and people’s fears with either phishing or DDoS attacks. 

This year, the Luxembourg Internet Days will focus discussions on the means to limit the risks linked to a “crisis” and to explore solutions and ways to thwart them. For more information, please visit our site: Luxembourg Internet Days!

Cybersecurity Breakfast #41 
Data Breach: The Dirty Business Behind the Scene
This time, the topic of the Breakfast is: The hard reality of the economy behind data leaks - how to automate analysis and finding of information leaks using AIL.
AIL is a modular framework to analyse potential information leaks from unstructured data sources like pastes or social networks or unstructured data streams. 
ENISA HackFest 2020, Nov 16-17: WE want YOU!
Are you between 14 and 25 years old? Then we are very happy to welcome you to the 'ENISA Hackfest 2020': an online training event by the European Union Agency for Cybersecurity (ENISA) to connect the teams participating in the European Cybersecurity Challenge (ECSC). 

The Hackfest is planned to run across 48 hours from the 16th and 17th of November 2020 and in order to be selected to participate, just contact

13th edition of the International Cybersecurity Forum

The International Cybersecurity Forum (FIC) is the leading European event on Cybersecurity: in Europe, it is the benchmark event in terms of security and digital trust. 

With over 20 000m² of exhibition space, FIC will welcome more than 500 exhibitors, 450 speakers, 4 plenary sessions, 30 round tables, 30 partner conferences, 15 masterclasses and 35 FIC Talks. A unique opportunity for the Luxembourg ecosystem to shine on the international scene. Read more...

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