• LSEC, the European ICT Security Cluster

    LSEC, the European ICT Security Cluster

    LSEC is the European ICT Security Cluster. Started in 2002 in Belgium, the cluster is now active in different countries in Europe supporting its members Read More
  • Mobile Security Solutions

    Mobile Security Solutions

    Mobile Security Solutions cover a wide range of topics related to the challenges posed by the use of mobile devices in an enterprise or government Read More
  • Cloud Security & SaaSification

    Cloud Security & SaaSification

    Securing the Cloud for effective Enterprise Cloud Computing Read More
  • Cyber Security – Active Defense

    Cyber Security – Active Defense

    CyberSecurity has been a main theme for LSEC for almost two decades. The LSEC expertise varies from policies, system integration, tools and technologies, incident management, Read More
  • Internet of Things

    Internet of Things

    LSEC is supporting IoT technology development, Enterprise IoT and Industrial Internet  The Internet of Things is the internet of connected smart sensors and objects with Read More
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LSEC - Leaders In Security

Welcome to LSEC, an internationally renowned Information security cluster, a not for profit organization that has the objective to promote Information Security and the expertise in BeNeLux and Europe. Founded by the University of Leuven (K.U. Leuven), supported by European Commission FP7 and leading a unique PAN European Private partnership that interacts with Public Institutions, LSEC connects security industry experts, research institutes and universities, government agencies, end users, funding bodies and technical experts who are driving national and European research agendas. LSEC activities aim to raise cyber security awareness, support innovation and competitiveness of the European IT- Security market and promote the visibility of its members.

(07.09.2021) AWS and LSEC semi public session on AI for CyberSecurity

 

On September 7th,  organized by LSEC together with Amazon AWS (Web Services) and CSAI, organize a webinar on cloud based Artificial Intelligence for CyberSecurity

 

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On September 7th from 1 to 4pm, LSEC and Amazon AWS organize a special semi-public event on the use of AI tools for CyberSecurity activities and developments. During this afternoon session Amazon AWS brings together its AI and CS experts to demonstrate how AWS can be used for cloud-based AI developments.

This session is part of our activities of the VLAIO CS-ICON 2019-2020 CSAI project (CyberSecurity Artificial Intelligence), in which LSEC collaborates with co-dex.eu; spotit.be and axs-guard.be in relation with its research partners from KU Leuven (Distrinet and COSIC) and the VUB AI Lab.
During the session, the purpose is to learn from AWS offerings on how to be able to setup AWS for AIOps, utilizing specialized capabilities and tools and to join us for some further Proof of Concept developments together with our joint research partners.

LSEC has already been actively investigating services offerings from IBM Cloud services, Google and Alibaba and is looking to further research and document gained experiences from our members and partners, aiming to support its members in seizing this opportunity further and improving capabilities and efficiencies using AI. This will be a semi-public session, meaning that invitations are limited to those relevant and that access even after registration can always be restricted in consideration together with our partner AWS.

Participating is free, but you'll have to be part of our network and announce yourself to get the registration link 

Announce yourself by sending a request to csai at lsec.eu, or call directly at +32 16 79 8585. 

 

(24.06.2021) Flanders Make CyberSecurity for Industry4.0

 

On June 24th,  organized by Flanders Make with the support of LSEC and PwC, organize a webinar on CyberSecurity for Industry 4.0

 

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Already for nearly a decade, Flanders Make and LSEC partner together in multiple activities supporting each other, and helping innovation in their respective Member Communities in both CyberSecurity and Manufacturing. Both work together in the European project TRINITY, a Digital Innovation Hub for agile manufacturing, robotics and CyberSecurity. Nearly 50 projects will be financially supported in their innovations in manufactutring thanks to TRINITY.  In the recently launched DigiHub project, both of them join VOKA in bringing digitalization to SME's in Flanders. Any Flemish production company seeking to improve their CyberSecurity for means of Industry 4.0 can reach out to both and get professional support, financial support from the region and additional support in implementation through the CyberSecurity improvement projects by PwC and VLAIO. 

Find out more why CyberSecurity should be an integrated part of your digitalization strategy and how these three partners can support you in making that happen. 

Participating is free, but you'll have to register

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LSEC and Flanders Make work together on future CyberSecurity innovations and digitalization of Flanders and Industry 4.0 or beyond. PwC is a member of LSEC.

 

 

(11.06.2021) Insightz.io Cloud Security Day - Cloud Summit 2021

 

On June 11th,  organized by Insightz.io with the support of LSEC and CyberTogether (IS) join forces for a special Women in the cyber security industry event.

With contributions by the following experts in CyberSecurity: 

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09.00 : opening by Ulrich Seldeslachts, LSEC

09.15 : The use of CCM 4 (& CAIQ4), by Daniele Cattedu, CTO CSA (Cloud Security Alliance)

10.00 : Your Cloud Security Journey, Zero Trust Approach, Frederick Verduyckt & Maarten Keisers - VMWare & Fujitsu

10.45 : Ransomware is rising, do you have a plan, Pieter Vereecken, Veeam

11.30: Silver Linings : Immune System Technology for Cloud & SaaS, Jelte Orij, Darktrace

13.00 : European Cloud Strategies, Pierre Chastanet, European Commission 

13.45 : Demystifying Cloud Security, David De Vos, Proximus

14.30 : Fulfilling the promise of cloud-based analytics and workloads with data centric security, Micro Focus

15.15 : Endpoint Security : from the cloud, strategy beyond 2021 : Manage Engine

16.00 : Protecting Privacy in AI and Cloud World : FIT4Privacy 

 

Participating is free, but you'll have to register. Alll sessions are publicly available on the Insightz.io platform.

To go directly to the sessions, after login or registration, the ongoing sessions.

LSEC and Insightz.io (Brewery of Ideas)  work together on the CyberSecurity Conference, the Cloud Summit and Industrry4.0 conferences. 

  

(25.05.2021) Women in Cyber Security - webinar with partners CenSec (DK) and CyberTogether (IS)

 

On May 25th,  organized by CenSec (DK) with the support of LSEC and CyberTogether (IS) join forces for a special Women in the cyber security industry event.

With contributions by the following experts in CyberSecurity: 

Mrs. Laura Lynggaard Nielsen – “Soft cyber becomes hard cyber”- the impact and importance of human skills when it comes to cyber behavior
Mrs. Jessie Amado - Zero Trust Hardware Access – protection at the Physical Layer
Mrs. Dafna Paz and Mrs. Anna Akselevich - Cloud attack vectors observed compromising cloud accounts worldwide

A link to the web session will be sent a day before to all those who will register

LSEC and CenSec work together in the European Innovation Support program SecurIT aiming to support European technology and security companies in innovating their products and services. 

 

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About CyberTogether : We Promote Israeli Cyber Innovation and Connect It Globally
Our mission at CyberTogether is to accelerate the growth of Israeli cybersecurity by connecting people, technologies, information, and open standards, producing business opportunities for all members and partners. Since 2015, we engaged over 250 partners, produced dozens events with esteemed leading global speakers, acquired Prime Minister Office recognition and are working on a community engagement platform combining technology and co-opreation between governments, academia, vendors, corporates and entrepreneurs. 

About CenSec : CenSec is the prime Danish cluster for small and medium-sized enterprises specializing in high tech industries like defence, homeland security, space, aerospace, railway and maritime. Censec has approximately 150 members consisting of companies with cutting edge skills in advanced manufacturing, electronic and software development. Among our members you will also find leading Danish universities and knowledge institutions. CenSec works with prime contractors, system integrators, Ministry of Defense procurement, logistic and repair agencies etc. to identify, develop and recommend appropriate supplier and sub-contractor capability.

Find out more about SECURIT in the next couple of weeks, stay tuned by signing up to our newsletter or website. Funding programs of up to 120.000 EUR per European SME can be supported.  Get in touch with us about your idea and concepts at SECURIT.INNOSUP at lsec.eu.

  

(05.05.2021) DigiHub - Flanders Region provides financial support to VOKA, LSEC and 3if.eu and other partners for expert advice to Flemish digitizing SMEs

 

On May  5th,  VOKA and Flemish Minister of Innovation Hilde Crevits announced the launch of Digihub to support Flemish companies to start using innovative technologies.

The partners will be able to finance the support and provide the support for first level analysis, that can help taking the first steps in the digitalization process. 

Focused on CyberSecurity and Digital Industrial Transformation, LSEC will provide access to technologies, access to advisory services (to help decide the best approaches), test some supported products and technologies and be supported in the further deployments. The final purchase, installation and industrial deployment likely will need to be financed by the company itself - but that will depend on the situation. 

Some examples include, but are not limited to assessment and support in: 

- personal data and impact on data protection regulation (GDPR / AVG)

- discovery of assets in terms of devices, networks, and getting to a first level of  CyberSecurity risks and governance

- assessment and support in defining use cases for digital transformation for industry such as predictive maintenance, condition based maintenance using Industrial IoT technologies. 

- ... 

Hereby some more information in Flemish from VOKA. 

https://www.voka.be/nieuws/voka-biedt-digihubs-voor-kmos-aan

 

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(01.03.2021) CSAI - LSEC and partners AXS-Guard (ABLE), CO-DEX.eu, SpotIT, VUB AI Lab, KU Leuven COSIC and Distrinet on AI for CyberSecurity

On March 1st,  LSEC - Leaders In Security and its Industrial Partners AXS-Guard (ABLE), CO-DEX.eu and SpotIT in addition to its Research partners VUB AI Lab, KU Leuven COSIC and Distrinet started a two-year CyberSecurity ICON (CS-ICON) project supported by the Flanders region through the Flemish support and innovation agency VLAIO thanks to the Flemish Community and the CyberSecurity innovation policy of the Flemish government in Belgium. 

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The research and innovation project aims to progress beyond the State of the Art utilising AI techniques for CyberSecurity and identifying CyberSecurity challenges with AI. 

AXS-Guard (https://www.axsguard.com/creates and enhances CyberSecurity solutions specifically designed to provide secure site-to-site connections, personalised remote access, strong authentication and is the first line of defence against malware and other cyberattacks. The company will utilise AI-technologies to improve its operations, its products and services. 
SpotIT (https://www.spotit.be) keeps your network in top condition and helps you protect it against the constant threat of cyber attacks. With a strategic plan, practical solutions and a human approach is how they put security & network strategy on the right track. SpotIT will utilize AI-technologies to further improve its detection capabilities, to further improve and support the analysis capabilities and efficiency of the  security operations (SOC) teams.
Co-Dex.eu (https://www.co-dex.eu) focuses on data protection and security compliance, with the Co-Dex.eu application that serves Data Protection Offices (DPO) and Information Security teams in maintaining their day to day operations. With AI-capabilities of natural language processing (NLP) and automated information analysis, Co-Dex.eu aims to support its customers in providing more relevant, faster and insightful intelligence to stay up to date with their compliance objectives. 

Partners KU Leuven COSIC and Distrinet provide additional insights in the cybersecurity challenges related to AI, and how to further optimize the processes. Specific insights on malicious use of AI will be investigated on top of the direct support to the industrial partners. Partner VUB AI-lab additionally supports the project and partners in the understanding and further enhancement of AI-capabilities and technologies. 

Finally, LSEC will further investigate the capabilities of current cloud AI-platforms (AIOps, SaaS-AI, ... ) and their usefullness, impact, cost for CyberSecurity technology companies and CyberSecurity technology users. 

Cooperation among industry, governmental organisations and knowledge institutions is required to stimulate collaboration, facilitate co-investment in key facilities, establish contact with end users, steer innovations towards the user’s needs and enable the valorisation of research. LSEC will continue to support the innovative European CyberSecurity companies direct with funding, advisory and goto-market insights; working closely with its 670+ industrial strategic members and its end-user industry relations of over 15.000 enterprise and government organisations. LSEC will continue challenging and inspiring both toward the future industrial cybersecurity and privacy requirement, throughout all vertical sectors including finance, insurance, transport, media, manufacturing, ict, logistics, food, pharma, petrochemical, automotive, education, health, government, ...  

For more information about CSAI, please follow our specific section on AI for CyberSecurity. A first public awareness activity will be organized together with IBM June 17th at 14h, to investigate the offerings of cloud-AI services. 

To participate, please register into our Zoom webinar environment to get your personal access. 

For more information, please contact csai at lsec.eu; or the LSEC CSAI innovations team at +32 16 79 8585.

 

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