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.
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. .
Europe bands together to fight against botnets, LSEC leads pilot developments in Advanced Cyber Defence Center with EU support
LSEC - Association of information security companies in Europe and eco – Association the German Industry together with 28 partners from 14 European countries are launching a project against one of the biggest Internet security threats: Every fifth computer is currently estimated to be part of a botnet used by cyber criminals to infect end user computers with malware and gain remote access to them. Kicking off today in Frankfurt, the association begins its work as the coordinator of the Advanced Cyber Defence Center (ACDC) which is supported by the European Union.
The Advanced Cyber Defence Center is an important building block for the cyber security strategy of the EU. At the launch press conference on February 7th, EU-Commissioner Neelie Kroes said: "We need to protect our networks and systems and improve their resilience.
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In Identityspace blogs Marcus Lacanse about his experiences and thoughts about electrkonic identities. À great collection of experiences and ideas, practical views and vision of the future. Marcus has been more than 20 years involved in the domain.
We can count him under our list of great experts.
Visit his blog at http://identityspace.wordpress.com/#entries
Ulrich Seldeslachts 06-May-2011
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Major societal events such as the recent Arabic spring, international marches against the current economical crisis and the recent disasters in Norway or at the Pukkelpop festival in Belgium, are proving the need and the importance of critical infrastructures, resilience of networks, and the use of social media such as Facebook and Twitter.
When communication channels such as GSM break down, family and friends can continue to be connected. Either Wifi, or when the communication picks up again, all tweets are being forwarded.
Pictures on site are being taken and broadcasted, shared in the world even before press and traditional media can participate.
This is a great evolution, which we fully support and also companies and critical infrastructures should take this into consideration when discussing the impact of social media on their corporate networks.
January 2013, a new year, a new challenge. The year started with the BANG of data losses by private and public companies, by numerous companies reporting to us about data breaches and their networks and systems being compromised over the last couple of weeks.
The LSEC Community, over 3000 connected individuals from various organizations, more than 125 specialized Members and the international networks of The European Security Innovation Network and FIRE, together more than 1600 companies in security and defense technologies wishes you a safe, secure, prosperous and happy 2013.
During 2013 we plan to further grow the community and organize supporting activities for a more comprehensive view on security related topics, projects that bring together the expertise of industrial end consumers, the it security industry and researchers and we continue to build our independent informatio security networking platform for the industry at large.
We look forward meeting you during our live meetings and in our online communities. Join the discussions and become part of the solution, even (especially) if you have had your series of security incidents already ... More is yet to come ...
The LSEC Team