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.
In 2012, LSEC together with AMETIC (Spain), ADS Group (UK), Cybernetica (Estonia), NSMC - Network Security Monitoring Cluster (Czech Republic) and TeleTrusT – IFIS (Germany), started the organization of the European analysis of the cyber security landscape, for the European Commission.
The FIRE- project helps researchers understand Industry IT- security needs, and helps Industry access the IT- security research that they need. A key part of the project is to get an Industry view of what EU funded research should be focusing on.
FIRE recently issued a Research Agenda, which includes research topics, identifying suggested areas of research that address the main research needs of users. These topics have been validated by the FIRE Advisory Board and at regional validation workshops with over 150 stakeholders from industry, research and administration. A total of 38 research topics meriting EC research funding support have been identified, that address six broad categories of user research need across the Energy, Finance, Health, Government, and Mobile Communications sectors.
Read the full press release here
Download the Research Agenda here
The International Chambers of Commerce (ICC) Belgium in collaboration with Microsoft, E&Y, LSEC, B-CCENTRE & ISACA, released the original English version of the Belgian Cyber Security Guide in November 2013. The guide is now also available in French and Dutch.
(Please register yourself as a Member in order to be able to download the Guide.)
In a recent discussion with the Belgian Prime Minister's cabinet, it appaers they have forgotten to start executing the planned for cyber security activities. Maybe for the best? Just forgotten, or is there another strategy (or just the lack of a strategy) behind it?
Join our public debate, next Monday May 12th, in Brussels. Register now.
Researchers of Codenomicon (FI) have discovered a serious flaw - a bug in OpenSSL - known as Heartbleed that affects the security software that runs on about two-thirds of the servers on the internet and could expose user data, including passwords.
For more information and advisory.
Survey in the context of the EU funded project CAPITAL.
Do you have 10 minutes for us? Do you want to learn about what are the current and future threats from cyber-space to your activity sector and to influence the future research directions of European programmes?
In the context of European funded research project CAPITAL ( http://www.capital-agenda.eu/ ); we are carrying out a survey to analyse the current and future cyber-threats and risks to organisations like yours and to gather information about current solutions and planned research. If you fill in the survey, then you will also get privileged access to the full survey results!
Our research abides by all European security and privacy laws. Therefore none of the information you provide can be traced back to you or your organisation; all answers will be anonymised, accessed only by the internal partners of CAPITAL, and reported as a consolidated view.
Click here to start the survey: http://capital.atosresearch.eu/node/92
March 26th, 2014. Launching IPACSO Innovation Awards Call for applications.
IPACSO, the European project that aims at speeding up the tracing, development and commercialization of cyber security and privacy opportunities, now invites applicants to submit their case for the first European Cyber Security & Privacy Innovation Awards that will be granted in October.
The registration process will end 30 June 2014. Upon their registration, applicants will be asked to provide additional details about their innovation project before final selection. The ceremony will occur 23 October 2014 at the Brussels innovation centre Living Tomorrow. Registrations to attend this public event are open.
LSEC's main mission is to create awareness about IT security, provide a networking platform for the experts on IT Security as an international centre of expertise, and to ensure that its members stay at the forefront of technology by supporting innovation and by stimulating and supporting knowledge exchange and collaboration.
LSEC provides a single point of entry to a geographic concentration of world-class e-security expertise and e-security professionals in Europe. This website is merely a flavor of a tool that is being completed and extended , with information, interacitivity and actions. LSEC members have been carefully selected for being experts in their respectives domains of Information Security expertise. This portal can be your starting point to find information related to specific Information Security matters, and relates back to the experts and information. LSEC is constantly organizing events and sessions on a variety of Themes, made up of expertises. So do take a look at What's Happening, to find out more on all of our activities.
Formed in January 2002, LSEC is an independent not-for-profit network organisation uniting a variety of experts of IT security : users (Security Officers, IT Managers and other security professionals), hardware and software vendors, service and knowledge providers, advisors, research institutions and governmental organisations.
Together with partners from Spain, Estonia, Germany, UK and Czech Republic, LSEC started project FIRE that aims to facilitate access to it security research, capabilities and it security needs in order to reduce the gap between research and academia. A lot of research activities are unfortunately known only to few in the industry, whilst a lot of research interest is undocumented and gets lost. Also in an effort to reduce industry fragementation throughout Europe and make Europe a stronger Union with a more coordinated IT Security Industry. LSEC and its partners AMETIC, NSMC, Cybernetica, ifis - TeleTrusT and ADS Group - SITC will be actively identifying researchers, research, it security offerings and demand and als documenting this during seminars and online publications over the course of the next couple of years. For more information, please download our executive summary of FIRE, or contact your FIRE coordinator in proximity. .