Hack.lu is an open cybersecurity conference held in Luxembourg where individuals may talk about computer security, privacy, information technology, and the cultural/technical implications of these topics on society.
Hack.lu (sometimes spelled HACKLU) is a yearly computer security conference hosted in Luxembourg that brings together a diverse group of people interested in data and information security. The Computer Incident Response Center Luxembourg (CIRCL), the country’s CERT for the business sector, communes, and non-governmental organizations, are both helping to organize the conference.
The inaugural conference was conducted in 2005, and the 10th edition was held in 2014. In the world of European information security conferences, hack.lu is one of the most established.
Whereas most conferences provide day-long training sessions, Hack.lu takes a different approach, covering the first few days with workshops and emphasizing the importance of practical skills. The convention’s goal is to provide a bridge between the many actors in the computer security industry by debating and presenting on issues such as computer security, privacy, information technology, and society’s cultural/technical implications.
A capture the flag event has been held every year since the inaugural conference. FluxFingers from Ruhr-University Bochum have organized the event for the fifth time in 2014. The event typically lasts 48 hours, with the option of participating remotely. However, only teams with one person physically present will be eligible for the award. In 2013, more than 400 persons took part.