2020 is over, what comes now? Interview with Pascal Steichen, CEO of SCEURITYMADEIN.LU.
8th Feb 2021
Pascal Steichen is CEO of SECURITYMADEIN.LU, the Cybersecurity Agency for the Luxembourg Economy and Municipalities and the structure behind the main information security initiatives of the Luxembourg government: CASES, CIRCL, C3 and the CYBERSECURITY LUXEMBOURG ecosystem. He is a member of the Luxembourg Cybersecurity Board, lecturer in information security at the University of Luxembourg, president of the CLUSIL and member of the FIC advisory board.
In the video below, Charles-Louis Machuron, Co-Founder of silicon Luxembourg asked Pascal to provide a review and annual evaluation of 2020.
Of course, the Cybersecurity Luxembourg brand, the Cybersecurity Mapping and the Luxembourg Ecosystem, or the four pillars of the agency SECURITYMADEIN.LU were all discussed just like the topic of emerging cybersecurity threats, trends and possible protective measures against them.
Pascal highlighted that the new European Cybersecurity Competence Center and its network will have a pivotal role in harmonising the development cycle of cybersecurity at a European level. Startups and education should play an important role as well in the success of this endeavour.
For him the keyword for 2020 can only be ‘resilience,’ but added that in 2021 we should put more focus on Nicholas Nassim Taleb’s antifragile approach: we must go beyond resilience and identify a new, better normal. This is our main challenge for 2021!
Besides the above serious matters, we had the opportunity to get to know him a bit more, since we got answers from him to such questions like ‘What does it mean to an astrophysicist to look at the stars?’
But if you want to know how terms like ‘Waltz,’ ‘motorbikes’ or ‘langouste et boulettes’ come up, you need to watch the video: