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.
October 23rd , the first European Cyber Security & Privacy Innovation Awards will take place in Belgium. With these Awards, the IPACSO consortium, supported by the European Commission, awards Privacy and Cyber Security Innovators in Europe. From all entries, the independent review commission created a short list of 20 innovative companies the IT - security & privacy domains. This short list is now available on the event page.
Click here for an overview of the nominees and conference program, and confirm your attendance to the award ceremony and conference. Registration is free of charge, but seats are limited and registration is mandatory
The European Commission is launching a public survey on Net Innovation. This survey is related to the definition of the new Work Programme 2016-2017 for Horizon 2020, aimed to accelerate new forms of Internet- based Innovations in Europe. To prepare the new Work Programme, the Commission is updating its vision for the Net Innovation area, identifying key technological challenges and research priorities, and establishing a research and innovation agenda for the coming years.
The questionnaire is aimed at gathering the opinions of all interested in Net Innovation topics that are to be covered under the 2016-2017 Work Programme.
This consultation is open from 12th August till 30th September 2014. You can access it here.
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.