Welcome to LSEC - Leaders In Security, an internationally renowned Digital Security Catalyst, 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 (KU Leuven), supported by the Flemish Government Ageny for Enterpeneurship and Innovation and the European Commission Horizon and Digital Europe programs, LSEC is 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 Digital Security market and promote the visibility of its members.
With OpenCloudification, partners LSEC, IMEC ID Lab and The Beacon want to lower those thresholds and guide technology companies to consider the various, even more advanced, possibilities within cloud computing (e.g. serverless, containerisation, microservices, monitoring, security, etc.), to let them build and deploy a cost-efficient, scalable, secure and high-performance set of services for the cloud.
The Cloud encompasses a range of technologies that allow companies and users to quickly start and stop new services, easily and automatically scale up or scale down. It also provides resilience and continuity, but "The Cloud" remains an entity managed by others, which creates questions and challenges regarding security and data governance. Because it is managed by different infrastructure providers, our businesses and our overall economy are highly dependent on it.
For more information and the complete information follow the OpenCloudification articles and website.
Investors welcome EU’s efforts to boost European cybersecurity market with €2 billion
LSEC, together with the European Cyber Security Organisation (ECSO) and the Basque Cyber Security Centre (BCSC), welcome the publication of a report on the European Cybersecurity Investment Platform, jointly published by the European Commission and the European Investment Bank (EIB) on the 20th October 2022. The report marks an important strategic step towards creating a vigorous and competitive investment landscape in Europe amidst the increased global competition in the technology sector.
According to the market assessment presented in the report, the European cybersecurity market suffers from almost €2 billion investment gap, which forces European cybersecurity start-ups and scale-ups to leave the European market to fulfil their growth ambition. In recent years, ECSO has been calling for more investments in Europe’s cybersecurity market.
For more information and links to the press release and report, please visit the press release page.
Projects in both CyberSecurity and physical security were selected, with innovations ranging from identity and authentication to prediction and prevention of landslides. A wide variety of security innovators.
An overview of the winning projects can be found on the SecurIT-project website. Companies were selected from France, the Netherlands, Germany, Italy, Serbia, ... a cross-European intensive selection, aiming for some new markets and developing new capabilities. Demonstrators will be build and exposed throughout the next 12 monts.
Some projects to watch out for : CyberTrapper, CyberSec2SME, FusionSec, RASAD, ...
Missed this opportunity? Start today finding your European partners and demonstration bodies. Use the next six months to prepare your consortium of SMEs, and build concept and ideas. Next, join us again already on January 10th, 2023 for the second Open Call. Follow us here or on the project SecurIT-website for information and up to date news.
CyberSecurity for Agile Manufacturing Deep Dive & update on Wednesday June 15th in Leuven
Part of the TRINITY, ConnectedFactories 2 and IIoTSBOM activities, on Wednesday June 15th, in Leuven a CyberSecurity deep dive session for Agile Manufacturing will take place in Leuven, Kasteelpark 10.
Join in for an update on CyberSecurity challenges for Manufacturing and how to cope with it, including a deep dive on the analysis and investigations by the COSIC security analysts discovering vulnerabilities in machines and equipment and how they go about.
Join in the discussion on how to improve the CyberSecurity posture of a manufacturing environment, how to cope with the imminent threat of a ransomware and how to deal with it.
Visit the event information space and either join in person, or join in for the Zoom webinar to be informed about the ongoing devlopements.
TRINITY is a European collaboration between Industry and Research partners supporting innovation in Agile Manufacturing. The project has been building over 19 different agile manufacturing demonstrators and financially supported another 40+ over the last three years. The project was supported by the European Commission under the Digital Innovation Hub support program.
Missed this opportunity? Join us again with the Flemish Digihub program supported by LSEC, VOKA and partners in Vlaams Brabant in Belgium for innovation support of up to 70% for digitalization activities.
LSEC at Flemish Pavillion at RSA 2022
Thanks for meeting us. We have appreciated the many positive reactions to the Belgian chocolates, beers and fries. We added to this long list of excellence also CyberSecurity technologies and solutions. Belgium and Flanders in particular has been a frontrunner in fundamental CyberSecurity technologies for the last three decades and will continue to be so for many years to follow.
Please visit the up and coming series of events, continuing over the summertime and in 2022 fall and winter both as a webinars or as traditionla face to face events, kicking off with CyberSecurity deep dive for Agile Manufacturing.
After the closing of our first Open Call on 26 April 2022 and the pre-scoring of the numerous projects, we are glad to share some statistics of the received applications.
European SMEs have been numerous to apply, with 111 submitted application involving 240 SMEs from 33 countries, covering all 27 EU-countries, and 6 non-UE countries part of the H2020 agreement (Israel, Norway, Serbia, Switzerland, UK & Ukraine). We are proud to have given a chance to entrepreneurs from literally all parts of Europe!
The applicants will receive via personal e-mails a first feedback within the next week, after the eligibility check and pre-scoring by the Consortium. The 60 best proposals will then undergo the preliminary evaluation by external experts.
Missed this opportunity? Join us again in February 2023 for the second Open Call. Follow us here or on the project SecurIT-website for information and up to date news.