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.
On October 24th, the Flemish Agency for Innovation and Entrepeneurship VLAIO announced the approval for COOCK IIoTSBOM.
According to different research organisations CyberSecurity challenges are continuously increasing, despite major authority interventions and different measures being taken in an atempt to fight the perpetrators and criminals behind them. A recent report on the continuous study by Blackfog showed the continued increase in ransomware attacks and the increased success of attacks resulting into major incidents throughout the world. Different sectors and industries are being impacted, none the least in Europe and in industrial sectors, healthcare and utilities. But all sectors impacted are digitizing at a vast pace, utilizing devices and equipment which are being connected. While this trend is encouraging for organisational efficiency, the systems used and underlying technologies should become more resilient against potential vulnerabilities that can be exploited and attacked.
IIoTSBOM aims to support end user organisations, machine and device manufacturers to further improve their security measures by supporting them with valuable knowledge and expertise in specific innovative cybersecurity means for Industrial IoT and IoT and by introducing the Software and Security Bill of Materials (SBOM).
In a collaboration with the CyberSecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) of the US government, LSEC - Leaders In Security, KU Leuven COSIC and Flanders Make have launched the initiative in Flanders to ensure awareness and adoption of the Software Bill of Materials initiatives. On May 12th, the Whitehouse by means of an executive order decided on the further improvement of the CyberSecurity infrastructures also focusing on the supply chain by means of the Software Bill of Materials.
Next to technical measures for improvements of CyberSecurity in the software and devices, the Software and Security Bill of Materials aims to support companies developing devices to create a ledger about the software on the equipment, providing more transparency about the technologies being used and their respective versioning. This allows both vendor, system integrator and the final end user and their operators to get a better grip on the equipment they are procuring and need to operationalizer over time.
Earlier successes in this approach have been proven in the healthcare and automotive domains and will be demonstrated throughout the activities of the IIoTSBOM project.
The IIoTSBOM project will promote the available technical and CyberSecurity expertise to a broad group of target audiences and aims to facilitate the use of SBOMs for device manfucturing by supporting end users in their procurement; device and equipment manufacturers in their product lifecycle management for CyberSecurity and CyberSecurity innovators in developing tools and technologies improving CyberSecurity and the SBOM-proces.
The resulting effect will be a better CyberSecurity Posture of the whole society.
On December 8th from 10am to 4pm, IIoTSBOM will organize a hybrid kick-off meeting with a focus on CyberSecurity challenges for industry, for manufacturing and how CyberSecurity methods and solutions can help both end users and device manufacturers improving on the security for a more secure supply chain. For more information and the agenda, please visit the events page and go to the developing IIoTSBOM.com website.
Participating is free, after using the following registration link
For more information, contact us at iiotsbom at lsec.eu, or call directly at +32 16 79 8585.
On September 7th, organized by LSEC together with Amazon AWS (Web Services) and CSAI, organize a webinar on cloud based Artificial Intelligence for CyberSecurity
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.
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.
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.
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:
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.
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.
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.
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.