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PRESS RELEASE IoT Security in Luxembourg: The Cybersecurity Competence Center supports companies with the IoT Inspector”

Luxembourg as a pioneer in IoT device safety

Berlin / Luxembourg – October 17, 2019 – The Luxembourg Cybersecurity Competence Center (C3) and the analysis platform IoT Inspector are successfully going together within the framework of a strategic partnership. With the IoT Inspector, the C3 now offer Start-Ups and SMEs based in Luxembourg a cost-effective way to automatically and effectively identify weak points in the firmware of IoT devices.

Luxembourg recognized more than 10 Years ago, that cyber security is indispensable for the economic development of a country and has launched various initiatives since then, also at the suggestion of the Ministry of Economic Affairs. Finally, in 2017, the Cybersecurity Competence Center was founded – the missing element to better support companies in mastering worsening cyber risks and to further strengthen the Luxembourg economy in the area of IT security. With the new partnership with the IoT Inspector, the C3 is now responding to the increasing threat responding by security gaps in the Internet of Things and the growing importance of IoT device security.

“By addressing the issue of IoT security in a targeted manner, Luxembourg is playing a pioneering role in the EU. Because the security of IoT firmware is still the blind spot of cybersecurity”, comments Rainer M. Richter, Director Channel at SEC Technologies, on the new partnership. “The number of networked devices is constantly increasing and the majority of them contain critical vulnerabilities that serve as a gateway to corporate networks for attackers. We are pleased that the IoT Inspector in Luxembourg is now playing a key role in identifying vulnerabilities in IoT firmware.”

“We were immediately convinced by the performance of IoT Inspector. Through this partnership we will be able to complete our C3 testing offer for startups and SMEs in Luxembourg and empower the IoT market development,” notes Pascal Steichen, CEO of SECURITYMADEIN.LU, to which the Cybersecurity Competence Center belongs.

About Cybersecurity Competence Center (C3)

Luxembourg is well recognized in the field of cyber security far beyond national borders, not least thanks to a variety of cyber security initiatives such as CASES, CIRCL and SECURITYMADEIN.LU, which effectively help companies to better protect themselves against the growing cyber threats. In October 2017, SECURITYMADEIN.LU created the Cybersecurity Competence Center (C3) to further strengthen the Luxembourg economy in the area of cyber security.


ONEKEY is the leading European platform for automated security & compliance analysis for industrial (IIoT & ICS), manufacturing (OT) and Internet of Things (IoT) devices. Using automatically generated “Digital Twins” and “Software Bill of Materials (SBOM)” of devices, ONEKEY autonomously analyzes firmware for critical security vulnerabilities and compliance violations, all without source code, device, or network access. Vulnerabilities for attacks and security risks are identified in the shortest possible time and can thus be specifically remedied. Easily integrated into software development and procurement processes, the solution enables manufacturers, distributors, and users of IoT technology to check security and compliance quickly and automatically before use and 24/7 throughout the product lifecycle. Leading companies such as SWISSCOM, VERBUND AG and ZYXEL are using this platform today – universities and research institutions can use the ONEKEY platform for study purposes free of charge.


Sara Fortmann

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