Certification authority LuxTrust
Security and trust are other critical assets. In 2005, the Luxembourg government and several key players in the private and public sectors created the Luxembourg company LuxTrust.
This initiative has helped to meet the growing needs of security and privacy in e-commerce and in electronic relations between citizens, government administrations and businesses.
With its products, which meet international technical and legal standards, LuxTrust plays the role of a certification authority issuing digital certificates for authentication, securisation and electronic signatures in internet and intranet transactions.
Since 2006, LuxTrust has had the status of 'other financial sector professionals' (PSF), allowing it to work closely with the financial sector and ensuring a very high level of trust to non-banking LuxTrust clients.
In Luxembourg, security of information and high performance telecommunication networks are a priority of the government in research and development (R&D).
Interdisciplinary Centre for Security and Reliability
The Interdisciplinary Centre for Security, Reliability and Trust (Centre interdisciplinaire pour la sécurité, la fiabilité et la confiance, SnT) of the University of Luxembourg is a European centre of excellence and innovation in the field of secure, reliable and trustworthy ICT systems and services. It offers a platform for interaction and cooperation between university researchers and external partners.
Research activities are mainly carried out in three applied domains related to safety, reliability and trust:
- corporate security;
- services and content (including e-government);
- communication and network infrastructure.