The Luxembourg and Australian CSIRTs reinforce their cooperation


Since three years, the Luxembourg Computer Security Incident Response Team (CSIRT) known as CIRCL has been invited by their Australian counterparts at the AusCERT conference, one of the most important security event in the south pacific region, to present the research and development projects of the Luxembourg team in terms of information security.

CIRCL’s security experts provided training and workshops on Digital Forensics and Information Sharing tools like the MISP Project which is supported by the European Commission through the Connecting Europe Facility (CEF). These services and competences developed in Luxembourg are highly valued by international entities and used by institutions like CERT-EU, NATO, and the CSIRTs network promoting national expertise in information security.

Following the AusCERT 2019 conference, Team CIRCL’s representatives had a 2-day work exchange to improve the already established co-operation model between Luxembourg and Australia. This strong practical and operational collaboration strengthens the information sharing capability between the two entities. The conclusion of the internal workshop was to have a tighter integration between the D4-project and the overall sensor network vision of AusCERT, to improve their services and better serve their subscribers .

The D4-project is a large-scale distributed sensor network that monitors DDoS and other malicious activities. This network relies on an open and collaborative platform developed and managed by CIRCL. It is possible for all interested private and public entities to join the project freely.

You can watch the presentation of Michael Hamm on Digital Forensics (here) as well as the workshop provided by Steve Clement and Christian Studer on Threat Information Sharing (here).