At this year’s more technical edition, students & experts try to answer big questions facing cybersecurity and the internet
The 2022 Luxembourg Internet Days featured a special guest: Atelier Skills and Jobs. This parallel event, held on November 16, day two of the conference, welcomed post-secondary BTS students in the fields of telecommunications, smart building, cloud computing and cybersecurity to tackle hard-hitting cybersecurity and internet questions.
What is the role of DNS in the global internet ecosystem? What are the leading cyberthreats and how do we solve them? What new jobs and skills will arise in this environment? These questions and more awaited participating high school students and teachers.
“With a lead role in the Digital Skills and Jobs Coalition, we at Digital Luxembourg want to help develop and promote the right kinds of ICT skills, ” explains Claudine Kariger, Advisor, Luxembourg’s Department of Media, Connectivity and Digital Policy. “That’s our goal with this event—to put these cybersecurity and internet topics on their radar and get them curious.”
Digital Luxembourg, part of the Department of Media, Connectivity and Digital Policy, facilitates progress in the areas of digital skills, data policy, connectivity & new technology by supporting initiatives, kickstarting new ideas & sharing stories of innovation.
This is not the first edition of Atelier Skills and Jobs organized by Digital Luxembourg. Digital Luxembourg is willing to benefit from major IT gatherings like the 2021 Connecting Tomorrow Conference, ICT Spring, 5G Conference and now the Luxembourg Internet Days to allow students to engage and exchange with experts from the technical ecosystem. 50 students with a preexisting interest in technology particiapted at the event.
This year’s core topics—DNS, cybersecurity and DDoS—align with the content of the conference. In fact, students began their day by attending a workshop at the Luxembourg Internet Days led by the Luxembourg Network Operator Group (LUNOG).
After lunch and an introduction to the Atelier Skills and Jobs, students split up into 8 teams for interactive discussions centered on topics from the conference. Each group includes an IT, cybersecurity or network expert to moderate and enrich the conversation.
“By confronting students with real issues, we encourage them to be active participants in the conference and in society’s next chapter, ” adds Kariger. “After spending the day working closely with experts in the field, they will learn about new career paths they may have never considered.”
For more information, please contact:
Senior Policy Advisor
Luxembourg Ministry of State’s Department of Media, Connectivity and Digital Policy