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.
Join LSEC in developing an IBN (Innovative Business Network), an international cluster of clusters and the European PPP to support the Economical development of the Cyber Security market. Join us in growing the market, developing open innovation and joint solutions to societal and specific cyber security challenges with our cyber security and it security experts. Already since 2002 we have been leaders in the domain and we seek to continue our efforts, with supporting formats, activities and tools and technologies.
Brussels, October 22, 2015: IPACSO announces the 2015 Winners of the EU Cyber Security & Privacy Innovation Awards
LSEC, with The IPACSO Consortium today announced the 2015 Champions of the European Cyber Security & Privacy Innovation Awards. The winners where selected out of a group of no less then 30 finalists from 11 countries! These high achievers in the cyber and privacy domains included spin- off companies resulting from acedemic research, new exiting start- ups, existing security & privacy entrepreneurs with new products & services, and ICT - and Telco's with innovative security offerings.
The finalists and winners where congratulated personally by Mr. Jakub Boratynski, the Head of the Trust Unit, DG CONNECT, of the European Commission. The winners, finalists and an impression of the conference are published online on the IPACSO Website
The EU and U.S. have reached an agreement that would protect personal data used for law enforcement purposes, Reuters reports. However, though the text has been finalized, the European Commission has said it will not be signed until the U.S. passes legislation giving EU citizens the right to judicial redress in the U.S. Meanwhile, Europe's Advocate General is expected to issue a long-awaited legal opinion on Facebook's sharing of personal information with the National Security Agency under the agency's PRISM program. The opinion, which is non-binding but influences the 15 judges on the European Court of Justice, will likely affect the EU-U.S. Safe Harbor Agreement. The opinion's expected delivery date is now 23 September.
On Friday July 14th 2015, LSEC and TNO organized the first IPACSO Cyber Security Innovation Bootcamp in the Netherlands; for a selected group of SME security innovators. The Bootcamps are a part of the IPACSO Project, aimed to support European Cyber Security and Privacy Innovations. LSEC is one of the project partners leading this project.
London, 5 August 2015 – Sedicii, headquartered in Waterford, Ireland, whose patented “Zero Knowledge Proof Protocol” technology, developed at the National University of Ireland, Galway, is designed to protect both consumers’ and corporates’ sensitive personal data, has today been recognised as a ‘Technology Pioneer 2015’ by the World Economic Forum (WEF).
Christopher Herr and Dennis M. Allen from the renowned CERT Software Engineering Institute of Carnegie Mellon University have investigated the role and the characteristics of a potential cybersecurity video game. Several current cybersecurity games were reviewed and key attributes and shortcomings of these games were identified
The ultimate disguise for the digital era is set to go on sale in Japan. The National Institute of Informatics said it has developed eyeglasses that help users protect their privacy by disabling facial-recognition systems in cameras.
IBM security researchers have found a way to exploit an Android flaw that puts more than 55 per cent of Android phones at risk of being taken over by persistent attackers.
White House response to Petition Edward Snowden
On June 19, 2013 a petition was launched to the Obama administration, stating that Edward Snowden is a national hero and should be immediately issued a full, free, and absolute pardon for any crimes he has committed or may have committed related to blowing the whistle on secret NSA surveillance programs. Two years later, the Obama Administration responds represented by Lisa Monaco, the President's Advisor on Homeland Security and Counterterrorism.
Here's what she had to say: