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US Embassy to Luxembourg tackles Cyber Security
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US Embassy to Luxembourg tackles Cyber Security

02.10.2012 From our online archive
With global internet trade estimated at more than 1 trillion USD and Luxembourg serving as a base for a significant number of US tech and eCommerce firms, cyber security is more pertinent than ever.

With global internet trade estimated at more than 1 trillion USD and Luxembourg serving as a base for a significant number of US tech and eCommerce firms, cyber security is more pertinent than ever.

It was in this context that US Ambassador to Luxembourg Robert Mandell hosted a round-table discussion with senior figures and representatives of companies working in the ICT sector on the subject of cyber security.

During the discussion it was pointed out that Luxembourg hosts a number of US world leaders in eCommerce such as Amazon, eBay/Pay Pal, Oracle and iTunes, which all bring value to the Grand Duchy. In addition, it is also home to a number of tech firms which have been awarded the quality kite mark of the government for professionalism in the financial sector, in recognition of their rigorous approach to data protection and integrity.

Others present at the discussion were Bruce W McConnell, Senior Counselor and Director, Cyber+Strategy, National Protection and Programs, U.S. Department of Homeland Security and Media and Communications Minister Francois Biltgen.

Mr McConnell discussed Cyber Security issues of importance to both business and government as they relate to infrastructure, such as Luxembourg’s five datacenters, which manage servers and data storage for online providers.