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.
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.
Cyber Threat Intelligence State of the Art
Brussels, Thursday January 14th, LSEC gathered a group of cyber security experts focused on the domain of Cyber Threat Intelligence, Cyber Threat detection and management. The increasing number of cyber security incidents challenge not only the systems, but also the people and the resources of organizations. International information exchanges, both commercial and open source initiatives such as the IBM X Force exchange and the ACDC CTI exist to provide cyber threat intelligence to experts and cyber threat intel communities. With cyber threat intel experts such as the recently acquired Fox-IT indicating the variations of cyber threat intelligence, technology providers such as RedSocks - both collecting data and executing analysis - respecting European data protection regulations. Threat Intel platform provider EclecticIQ put the challenges of managing threat intel, and the use of technologies to support internal and external threat intelligence. Both challenges and solutions were presented. A more provactive Symantec provided insights into some of the challenges related to different open sources platforms, the relevance and the business value of cyber threat intelligence for an organization.
To find out more : go to event page.
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.