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 :
May 11 - 13th, the High Level Cyber Security event, organised under the presidency of the Netherlands in Amsterdam was the closing event of the Cyber Security debates under the Dutch Presidency. Supervised and organised by the Ministry of Security and Justice, and presided by the NCSC, LSEC was invited by the Dutch Cyber Security Council to represent the Belgian Cyber Security Counci, an initiative by LSEC, Agoria, BELTUG, Febelfin, the Cyber Security Coalition and the Belgian CCB. For more information and background, published under EU.NL
May 10th, LSEC and 3IF were invited at FHI in the Netherlands to inform recent challenges and developments in ict security for production companies in process industries and manufactuing all together. Together with partners Toreon and Sirris, a great debate and discussion on the current and future challenges for industrial automation. Thanks to our partners FHI.
For more information and downloads, go the Cyber Security for production and machine construction.
LSEC coordinates and collaborates actively with its members in innovative industrial collaborations, where end user members and industrial ict security companies bring the best of their expertise, and learn about most innovative developments in Europe.
3IF.be : Industrial Internet of Things, Industrie 4.0 and Industrial Internet for manufacturing companies, industrial automation and industry at large in combination with security expertise for IoT: www.3If.be
IPACSO : Innovation Framework for Cyber Security & Privacy Innovations, IPACSO Innovation Awards and business support for ICT Security companies
ACDCCTI : the European Cyber Threat Intelligence Platform, with over 10 million vulnerabilities exchanged, from over 750 sensors in 28 European countries.
Infosecurity Belgium - Storage Expo will take place on June 15 and 16th. Come and visit the LSEC - 3IF Innovation Pavillion, Information Security, Cyber Security and IoT Innovations.
Together with IPACSO award winners Crypho, Docraid and innovative ICT Security partners CSI Tools, SecurIT and Cronos Security.
As a result of the terrorist attacks in Brussels on March 22nd, the organisers and Brussel Expo collectively made the right decision to postpone the 2016 edition to a later date.
As a co-organiser and participant to the tradeshow and conference, LSEC supported this decision and is looking forward to Infosecurity.be 2016 being organized now in June at Brussels Expo..
For any important and urgent information security challenges, don't hesitate to contact LSEC to organize a workshop and to guide your teams in prioiritizing next steps, or if you're looking for some innovative approaches and new technologies in Information Security.
infosecurity2016 at@ lsec.eu
San Francisco February 29th, 2016
The annual information security conference taking place in San Francisco has reached another heighlight in its 25 years existence. The conference is recognised as one of the leading gatherings for information security and cyber security experts. The week in San Francisco gathered this year over 40.000 attendees and more than 500 exhibitors on its massive exhibition space. The conference was animated with 10 parallell track per hour on a daily basis between Tuesday and Friday morning. Almost 1000 sessions took place.
This year's conference continued taking Cyber Security management to a next level, putting a lot of attention on advanced analytics, advanced exploits of both MacOS, Critical Infrastructures, evolutions of cloud security management and a continued focus on Privacy. While the quality of the contributions varied: some of the panel debates were thought provoking and provided new insights; some presentations were interesting, but didn't reach the level of in depth advancement as expected and apart from the Microsoft perspective on transparancy, especially the keynotes in the main program lacked sufficient vision and leadership. Many of the presentations are available online and should serve as discussion debate for information security professionals and their technology and services providers to investigate further advancement. Register here to find out more.
An increasing European delegate representation is calling for a European focused conference of a similar posture. Participants from our partners and members of CERT.EU, INCIBE, ECO, TeleTrust, EOS,NVISO, KBC, Sophos, Vasco Data Security, ISABEL, KU Leuven, ... and many others were able to differentiate between European and North American experiences. European expertise is of a similar and sometimes better quality than their counterparts, but there is no doubt that the North American market is far more mature and advanced, allowing for more advanced and in depth mature debate. This calls for a level of thought leadership in Europe that is available, has been identified, but should provide efforts in getting together on an annual basis.
Apart from this, all European experts should send a delegation on an annual basis to meet up with their American, Asian, Middle Eastern and African counterparts, and the RSA Conference will continue to lead as one of the global Information Security Conferences.
Looking forward to another thought provoking and qualitative 2017 version.