Luxembourg is constructing a Cyber Defence Cloud to be used both by Luxembourg itself and other NATO countries.
The respective partner countries are responsible for the content of the cloud, but the Grand Duchy will provide the structure and ensure its safe connectivity.
The whole project will run for over 12 years and has a budget of €250 million. The cloud is expected to be ready for use in two years' time.
Given the increasing risk of cyber-attacks, it would be important to secure Luxembourg's critical infrastructure, according to Defence Minister François Bausch. Should it be needed, other crucial projects could also run via the cloud.
Bausch reiterated that Luxembourg would be one of the first countries to massively invest in this area, and the interest of partner countries to take advantage of this offer would back up this need.
© Luc Rollmann