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.
LSEC joined the Takedown Consortium, a multidisciplinary team of sociologists, psychologists, law, security and technology experts amongst others. Together they aim at generating novel insights on Organized Crime, Terrorism Networks and their use of Cybercrime. In order to meet this challenge and to investigate this complex field of research a multidimensional modelling approach is used. The resulting, proprietary TAKEDOWN Model describes social, psychological, economic aspects as well as further dimensions, activities and response approaches. A comprehensive empirical research combined with European and international expert knowledge ensures a valid and intuitive model for Security practioners, intelligence agencies and law enforcement. LSEC's experts can learn from models and operations which are also applied in cyber crimes. They can contribute with their expertise in operations of criminal behaviors and organised crime on the internet. Takedown is supported by the European Commission through the H2020 Program, and will run until 2019.
For more information, please visit the LSEC - Takedown - website part.
CEO signs deal with Intel during Dutch-Flemish trade mission to Atlanta, supported by LSEC
Philips spinoff Intrinsic-ID has been nominated to win the Innovation Radar Prize 2016. Intrinsic-ID’s technology uses biometrics to help computerchips recognize and ‘acknowledge’ other chips around the world. “Just like a human being, a chip possesses unique biometric qualities. We teach them to judge whether or not it’s safe to communicate with other chips”, founder Pim Tuyl says.
Strassbourg, July 5th 2016: LSEC is one of the Foundation Partners of a public - private partnership on cyber security, launched by the European Commission today. The partnership is expected to trigger €1.8 billion of investment by 2020, and is part of a series of new initiatives to better equip Europe against cyber-attacks and to strengthen the competitiveness of its cybersecurity sector.
On June 22nd the LSEC Annual Meeting took place in the beautiful historical setting of the Kasteel van Horst. Surrounded by water, trees and natural sounds and atmosphere, the LSEC members debated and reflected upon the challenges of IT Security managers, IT Security and Cyber Security for their organizations, the current offerings versus developments taking place within innovative companies. A joint call by ICT Security innovators Intrinsic-ID, Vasco Data Security, Unomaly and research organizations KU Leuven and IFIS was hailed by Laborelec Engie and the participants to have a participative user community in innovation developments. LSEC launched cybersecurity.vlaanderen and debated about its objectives and activities, security managers called for a quality label and consolidating the avaiable expertise in Belgium. Participants debated about their current it security needs and activities and whether the current solutions are in line, followed by a perspective on their near term future needs. Participants were stimulated to evaluate future cyber security scenario's based upon the Center for Long-Term Cybersecurity.
June 13th, industrial crypto and encryption revisited. During this thought provoking seminar in Leuven, LSEC organized at its Alma Mater a series of perspectives of the use of encryption technologies, by industry and in enterprise applications. Prof. Dr. Bart Preneel, world leader in crypto technologies presented a perspective on the capabilities of government institutions and administrations on eavesdropping, intentionally and accidentally. The call for more debate on European level on supervision and governance of administrations and intelligence services. European intelligence agencies are equally capable and guilty of spying on European companies as US Intelligence Services. An industry perspective on the use of blockchain and applications towards cybersecurity including their use by telecom operators to increase security capabilities. Sophos presented an enterprise-wide encryption solution, the Sophos Safeguard. Finally Intrinsic-ID presented industrial applications of secured IoT by means of physical identity functions. More information can be found at :