Support to future computer security professionals


A partner of the new BTS cybersecurity, the Restena Foundation is intensifying its collaboration with the Lycée Guillaume Kroll in Esch-sur-Alzette to train tomorrow's computer security professionals.

While the 2021 school year is starting, three new BTS courses accredited by the Ministry of Higher Education and Research welcome their first students. They include the BTS cybersecurity by the Lycée Guillaume Kroll d'Esch-sur-Alzette, which results from a collaboration between more than thirty computer security stakeholders in Luxembourg, including the Restena Foundation. Operating, in particular, the national network infrastructure and a Computer Security Incident Response Team (CSIRT) for the research and education sectors, and the domain name registration infrastructure of the national top-level domain .lu, Restena quite naturally got involved in this new training course. 

Already active within the BTS Cloud Computing since its introduction in 2018, Restena now supports tomorrow’s cybersecurity specialists, whose first graduates will leave the school in July 2023. 

Providing expertise

As a first step, Restena has been involved in the curriculum’s development of this technical and practical training course intended to prepare students for the implementation and management of operational cybersecurity. Cynthia Wagner, Security Manager and Chief Information Security Officer at Restena, was indeed one of three external cybersecurity experts involved in the group responsible for developing the curriculum. To meet market expectations, the course has been designed beyond the single aspect of technology. It also focuses on both governance and communication areas.

In the coming months, while remaining attentive to and involved in the future development of the course, Restena will bring its expertise directly to the students. No less than three Restena staff members will be involved throughout the course, thus bridging the gap between theory and practice. While Stefan Winter, research engineer and Chief Technology Officer, will address the challenge of secure access management, Jean-Paul Weber, security engineer, will present phishing attacks and give the keys to detect them. Finally, Guillaume-Jean Herbiet, system engineer and DNS-LU technical manager, will present the security and privacy issues related to the DNS (Domain Name System).

CyberDay.lu on the course agenda 

Like students from both the BTS Cloud Computing and the BTS Communication Technologies - the third BTS course of the Lycée Guillaume Kroll - the participation in the CyberDay.lu event co-organised by Restena and the University of Luxembourg is part of the computer security courses given to the students. This annual event, dealing with existing threats in the world of cybersecurity, will be held on 14 October 2021, in virtual mode, during the European Cybersecurity Month (ECSM). 

Amongst the many speakers on the agenda, Marc Ludwig, computer science teacher at the Lycée Guillaume Kroll and coordinator of the BTS cybersecurity, will put the spotlight on this new BTS course. The full programme and the registration form for CyberDay.lu, an event open to all, will be available by the end of September 2021 on the cyberday.lu website.