01 Oct, 2019
The OECD has been involved in the digital security sector since the early 1990s as part of its mission to promote policies that will improve the economic and social well-being of people around the world.
In 2002, the publication of the “OECD Guidelines for the Security of Information Systems and Networks: Towards a Culture of Security” was one of the main inspiration of the Luxembourg government to create a national culture of cybersecurity. The “cyberworld awareness and security enhancement services”, CASES, was created in response of these guidelines and to meet the needs of the growing digital economy. In line with the government’s strategy, this state-supported organization quickly developed the MONARC project, a risk assessment tool made available to private and public organizations.
From 2002 to 2015, the cybersecurity culture of the Grand-Duchy flourished and has been integrated into the national economic and social strategy. The first notable mention in the government program was officially made in 2009. It took only three years to develop the first National Cybersecurity Strategy, followed by two consolidated versions in 2015 and 2018. This trend also led to the creation of different entities such as BEE SECURE in 2008 and “Security made in Lëtzebuerg” (SECURITYMADEIN.LU) in 2010.
All of these initiatives aim to implement the OECD guidelines at the national level. This resulted in a strategic alignment with the latest OECD recommendations on “Risk Management for Economic and Social Prosperity” published in 2015. This close correlation of vision was further confirmed at the presentation in 2017 of the report “Supporting an effective cyber insurance market”, which provided G7 countries with guidance for the development of this market. It was also a topical issue in the Luxembourg insurance sector which was discussed at the event organized by the Chambre des Métiers in the framework of the Cybersecurity Week Luxembourg 2018.
Pascal Steichen, CEO SECURITYMADEIN.LU, and François Thill, Director of Cybersecurity at the Ministry of the Economy of Luxembourg and chairman of SECURITYMADEIN.LU during the OECD Global Forum on Digital Prosperity inaugural event.
Today, the country’s position in cybersecurity is strong, and Luxembourg is represented among the participants in the inaugural ceremony of the Global Forum on Digital Prosperity held last December in Paris. This event brought together experts and policy makers to foster regular sharing of experiences and good practice on “Roles and Responsibilities of Actors: Governance of Digital Security in Organisations and Security of Digital Technologies”. In 2019 in London, SECURITYMADEIN.LU will continue to promote and share Luxembourg expertise in the next round of discussions with relevant stakeholders on OECD level.
Link to the OECD’s website dedicated to the event: http://www.oecd.org/internet/global-forum-digital-security/events/