• “Passwords are like underwear: you don’t let people see it, you should change it often, and you shouldn’t share it with strangers”, Chris Pirillo
  • “In the future, computers may weigh no more than 1.5 tonnes”, Popular mechanics, 1949
  • “Artificial intelligence is no match for natural stupidity”, Albert Einstein
  • “Man is a slow, sloppy, and brilliant thinker; computers are fast, accurate and stupid”, John Pfeiffer
  • “Computers are useless. They can only give you answers”, Pablo Picasso
  • “If someone steals your password, you can change it. But if someone steals your thumbprint, you can’t get a new thumb. The failure modes are very different”, Bruce Schneier
  • “We’re not computers, Sebastian, we’re physical”, Roy Batty in Blade Runner
  • “ Computers don’t lie, but liars can compute”, Terry Hayes
  • “Amateurs hack systems, professionals hack people.”, Bruce Schneier
  • “As the world is increasingly interconnected, everyone shares the responsibility of securing cyberspace”, Newton Lee


SECURITYMADEIN.LU is the main online source for cyber security in Luxembourg. Its goal is to provide news, relevant information as well as a toolbox with useful cyber security solutions for private users, organisations and the ICT community.

SECURITYMADEIN.LU is an initiative of „security made in Lëtzebuerg“ (SMILE) g.i.e. launched in February 2015 and centralises, on this online portal, all news and other valuable material from its three fields of activity:

Computer Incident
Response Center

Cyberworld Awareness
and Security
Enhancement Services

SECURITYMADEIN.LU builds on the integration of the pre-existing services, infrastructures, platforms, experience and competence of partners, and thus represents a central place for information security awareness-raising, information, support and problem solving material.

„security made in Lëtzebuerg“ (SMILE) g.i.e.’s public service (including CIRCLCASES and the newly created C3) its partner initiatives and other activities are henceforth promoted under the name SECURITYMADEIN.LU.

Team & other resources

Its multidisciplinary team of 18 experts, covers a broad range of competences and skills, from information security specialists in many fields of expertise, over communication and marketing to legal and project management.

The financing details and mission statement of „security made in Lëtzebuerg“ g.i.e. is governed by a 5-year agreement, signed between the g.i.e. and its supervisory ministry, the Ministry of the Economy.

SMILE g.i.e. also initiates new markets with high added value in collaboration with the main players from the national information security sector with a view to delivering high-quality services accessible to municipalities, SMEs and companies of every size, by developing new solutions and competent services for the Luxembourg economy.


The state of the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg, represented by three ministries (Ministry of Family, Integration and the Greater RegionMinistry of Education, Childhood and YouthMinistry of the Economy) as well as local government federations SIGI (Syndicat Intercommunal de Gestion Informatique) and SYVICOL (Syndicat des Villes et Communes du Luxembourg) fund and manage SMILE g.i.e. and all its activities in a partnership. The management board is composed of representatives of all stakeholding members.

Creation history

Security Made In Lëtzebuerg – groupement d’intérêt économique (SMILE g.i.e.) was born from the need to preserve and enhance, within a permanent structure, the results obtained through many years of work in the field of informations security activity of: CASES and CIRCL and the results of all Luxembourg activities supported by the European program ‘Safer Internet’ (known under the name BEE SECURE). Its activities and goals build on the „Information and Communication Systems Security Strategy“ defined by the Ministry of the Economy.