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.
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:
Stephen Hawking, Steve Wozniak, and many other eminent researchers and scientists have published an open letter where they warn about the military use of artificial intelligence.
With respect to his family and friends, we remember Caspar Bowden for his great rhetoric and being a crusader for the right to privacy. While not always agreeing with his principles, we always found a way to finalize our debates with a smile and joint respect of opinion. LSEC supports the Caspar Bowden Legacy Fund for privacy advocacy and technology.
Rest in peace Caspar.
June 11th, Leuven. LSEC celebrates its 14th year of expansion, with an increased attention to Europe. The LSEC Annual Gathering was well attended by representatives from LSEC members from around the world.
May 28th, Leuven. LSEC together with partners Siemens, Phoenix Contact and Agidens (formely known as Egemin) organized IAS 2015 - Industrial Automation Security, presenting a state of play in the world of security for Industrial Control Systems and Industrial Automation Security, including a perspective on Industrial IoT and Industrie / Industry 4.0 developments. With a keynote by Innominate, security innovator for IoT Security, Dr Lutz Jaenicke. Dieter Sarrazyn of Toreon on SCADA Security and Yves Vandorpe of Siemens with a practical use case of Oleon's improvements on industrial security. inspiring talks by Walter Auwers from Sirris on the Factory of the Future and Ulrich Seldeslachts from LSEC on Industrial Internet in Flanders. Jan Vossaert from KU Leuven presented a status update on the research project for industrial network security state of the art;
Read more and download the documentation upon registration.
SecurIT, one of the LSEC Core Expert members and participant to the recent LSEC Innovation Booths ath the FIC 2015 and Infosecurity.be tradeshows, has been selected as a Finalist for Red Herring's Top 100 Europe award, a prestigious list honoring the year’s most promising private technology ventures from the European business region.
The Red Herring editorial team selected the most innovative companies from a pool of hundreds from across Europe. The nominees are evaluated on 20 main quantitative and qualitative criterion: they include disruptive impact, market footprint, proof of concept, financial performance, technology innovation, social value, quality of management, execution of strategy, and integration into their respective industries.
3IF stands for “Industrial Internet In Flanders”. During 2015 throughout 2019, LSEC and SIRRIS as main project partners will be developing a series of activities to support Manufacturing Companies, Integrators, Technology Providers, System Integrators, Security Companies and Innovators; in developing and integrating Internet of Things, Smart Sensors in Industrial Environments; supporting new business opportunities, identifying and mitigating challenges and positioning Flanders internationally.
3IF will kick off in Leuven, on 28 May, and you are invited! For more information click here
LSEC & IPACSO at Mobile World 2015 : Mobile Security Solutions
LSEC and IPACSO collected a number of European innovative mobile security solutions, that collectively support a secure mobile experience, and that will further drive innovation within the mobile sector. Whether you are an operator looking for business opportunities, a manufacturer looking for the latest technology integrations, a service provider to harden your solutions...We will inform your about: Mobile authentication and access control, mobile to manage payments and serve as payment token, using mobile to facilitate offline transactions, ensuring the security of apps and the OS, protecting privacy of mobile users and many more to discover at Booth 7G71 at Mobile World Congress 2015.
More info: Mobile Security Section
Cyber Security Challenge 2015. Are you up for it?
The Cyber Security Challenge 2015 is organized by a number of LSEC members, a new initiative to raise awareness of students on Cyber Security and motivate young talents to embrace a career in Cyber Security. This capture the flag challenge is supported by LSEC.
The country-wide cyber security competition targeting students that are about to complete their education is supported by virtually every major academic institution in the country, such as the KU Leuven, ULB, Howest, UCL, UGent, UAntwerpen, UNamur, ULg, … The event is organized by NVISO and supported by BNP Paribas Fortis, KBC, LSEC and a number of organizations active in the promotion of cyber-security in Belgium.
Registration for the Qualifiers are now open! Qualifications take place on March 4 and 5th, the finals on March 20th. Register your team today!
More info: https://www.cybersecuritychallenge.be #CSCBE
European researchers, ICT Security professionals and industry, supported by the European Commission to honour those making an impact in Privacy and Cyber Security
Europe's most innovative and forward-thinking researchers and entrepreneurs gathered in Brussels on 23 October 2014, recognising those who are bolstering Europe's cyber security landscape.
The awards are the brainchild of an EU-supported research project, named Innovation Framework for Privacy and Cyber Security Market Opportunities (IPACSO). LSEC is a member of this consortium, which comprises a diverse range of industry, academic, R&D and policy-making experts collaborating to build a faster, more effective and efficient road-to-market landscape for cyber security entrepreneurs.
The award Ceremony took place October 23rd, in the Innovation Center Living Tomorrow, in Vilvoorde Belgium. With inspiring presentations and interesting discussions. Click here to view the full press release on the IPACSO website, an impression of the conference, an overview of the finalists and the list of the award winners per each of the 6 categories