• LSEC, the European ICT Security Cluster

    LSEC, the European ICT Security Cluster

    LSEC is the European ICT Security Cluster. Started in 2002 in Belgium, the cluster is now active in different countries in Europe supporting its members Read More
  • Mobile Security Solutions

    Mobile Security Solutions

    Mobile Security Solutions cover a wide range of topics related to the challenges posed by the use of mobile devices in an enterprise or government Read More
  • Cloud Security & SaaSification

    Cloud Security & SaaSification

    Securing the Cloud for effective Enterprise Cloud Computing Read More
  • Cyber Security – Active Defense

    Cyber Security – Active Defense

    CyberSecurity has been a main theme for LSEC for almost two decades. The LSEC expertise varies from policies, system integration, tools and technologies, incident management, Read More
  • Internet of Things

    Internet of Things

    LSEC is supporting IoT technology development, Enterprise IoT and Industrial Internet  The Internet of Things is the internet of connected smart sensors and objects with Read More
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LSEC - Leaders In Security

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.

(22.01.2021) SECURIT - LSEC and partners will be funding nearly 4 mio EUR in Security Innovations in the next 3 years.


On January  21st,  LSEC and  some of its European partners (Pole SCS (FR), Systematic Paris Region (FR), HSD (NL), Cluster SAFE (FR),  L3CE (LT), CenSec (DK) and FundingBox (PL)) 

SecurIT vision is to create a new global competitive security industrial (& service) value chain thus contributing to structure this emerging sector in Europe by providing key and integrated services in all steps of solution maturity, addressing all technological, ethical, legal and societal challenges of the security industries & services as a whole.

SecurIT is a project awarded to LSEC and partners under the European Commission INNOSUP-01-20 program, a Financial Support for Third Parties (FSTP - or cascade funding) program for nearly 4 million EUR to support innovation in security (both physical and cybersecurity, and cyberphysical security) and ensuring a faster go to market on important innovative and breakthrough ideas. 

The project was awarded after a competition under the Horizon 2020 Framework Programme, part of the work programma Innovation in small and medium-sized enterprise under the call "For a better innovation support to SMEs" (H2020-INNSUP-2018-2020), after a two sExpertisee evaluation process. 

Cooperation among industry, governmental organisations and knowledge institutions is required to stimulate collaboration, facilitate co-investment in key facilities, establish contact with end users, steer innovations towards the user’s needs and enable the valorisation of research. However, the three pillars of research - collaboration, valorisation and innovation - remain a significant challenge, thus leading to non-optimal uptake of results, duplication and missed opportunities to accelerate innovation. The concept of innovation is to provide new technologies to end users and better value for money for public investments in order to generate economies of scale. Therefore, there is an onus on security suppliers to be compliant to many different types of constraints (regulations and legislations).

With this project LSEC aims to strenghten the industrial leadership in CyberSecurity and Data Protection technologies and services in the EU Member States; as it has always been driving innovation and development throughout its membership. LSEC has also been awarded support to the recent VLAIO (Flemish Government) Innovation projects with the industry under the CS-AI ICON-program, and COOCK innovation support program together with other industrial and research partners; totalling industrial innovation in Flanders for nearly 5 million EUR in the next two years. 

LSEC will continue to support the innovative European CyberSecurity companies direct with funding, advisory and goto-market insights; working closely with its 470+ industrial strategic members and its end-user industry relations of over 15.000 enterprise and government organisations. LSEC will continue challenging and inspiring both toward the future industrial cybersecurity and privacy requirement, throughout all vertical sectors including finance, insurance, transport, media, manufacturing, ict, logistics, food, pharma, petrochemical, automotive, education, health, government, ...  

Find out more about SECURIT in the next couple of weeks, stay tuned by signing up to our newsletter or website. Funding programs of up to 120.000 EUR per European SME can be supported.  Get in touch with us about your idea and concepts at SECURIT.INNOSUP at lsec.eu.


(18.12.2020) CyberSecurity for Robotics Conference 2020 - Day 2 Live




(17.12.2020) CyberSecurity for Robotics Conference 2020 Live




(20.11.2020) CyberSecurity Convention 2020 - virtual through Insightz.io

H ISAC Salwa Rafee 74.800

November 25th, 26th and 27th. Three days of CyberSecurity convention 2020 - supported by LSEC .

Join us for the Health-CISO-discussion 


• Become part of the User Group and 
• Join in one or more of the inspiration sessions for Technology and Services companies or Enterprise or Government End Users;
• Launch your business ideas and use cases on Open Data initiatieves in Flanders, and receive a premium reward

Find out more about COED in our projects section, or explore the COED website. Get in touch with us about your idea and concepts at coed at lsec.eu.



(26.10.2020) How can 3 companies work together on the same encrypted data? LSEC launches the COOCK COED.

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On December 2nd LSEC and KU Leuven - COSIC launch the COOCK project COED : "Computing on Encrypted Data".

The COOCK program is an initiative by VLAIO, the Flemish governmental organization that supports innovation in Flanders. After a competition in 2020, COED was selected as one of the projects to transfer this unique scientific knowledge about using cryptographic mechanisms such as Full Homomorphic Encryption (FHE) and Multi Party Computation (or Secure Multi Party Computation - MPC) for industrial and societal applications. 

The main goal of the COOCK (Collective Research and Development Knowledge Transfer) project is to achieve the launch and development of a number of innovations amongst Flemish companies  which have received inspiration, influences, information and support by the COED-project over the next three years. LSEC is reaching out to its 650+ member companies, and 15000+ end user organisations (both enterprise, industry and government) to help identifying use cases and jointly develop solutions and innovations. 

This state of the art technology is highly relevant in today's fast adoption to cloud computing, data protection (GDPR)-challenges, (public) open data opportunities and industrial data exchange ideas. It can try to answer the challenge on how to be able to do processing on data which have been encrypted in the cloud, in doing analysis over the data contents without revealing the data itself. Consider how we currently process consented personal data, which needs to remain private to the entity that obtained the consent for it, but likes to use an analytics company in the cloud to present the whereabouts of the individuals on a map - again without revealing the identity and personal data of these individuals. 
Another easier example is how to obtain the average of 10 individuals which have encypted their wages, are not able to see the wage of the other persons, but having a system that calculates the average wage of the person. 

The technologies allow for many different use cases and ideas. With COED, we provide some technologies and tools to experiment, we provide some use cases and facilities to assess which technology to use to obtain the most cost-effective results. With COED we support the innovation of our Members and key stakeholders in their challenges on tranforming digital and moving to the cloud. 

• Become part of the User Group and 
• Join in one or more of the inspiration sessions for Technology and Services companies or Enterprise or Government End Users;
• Launch your business ideas and use cases on Open Data initiatieves in Flanders, and receive a premium reward

Find out more about COED in our projects section, or explore the COED website. Get in touch with us about your idea and concepts at coed at lsec.eu.


(06.10.2020) CyberSecurity Made In Europe supported by LSEC

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The Cybersecurity Made In Europe Label issued by LSEC with the support of ECSO is an industry-driven quality label, designed to promote European cybersecurity companies and increase their visibility on the European and on the global market. More fully:
• The Label raises awareness of the strategic value of cybersecurity companies originating in Europe and developing their business based on trusted European values.
• Become part of a catalogue of qualitative European CyberSecurity services and technology providers, clarifying your qualitative origins to the rest of the world.
• The Label increases companies’ visibility among potential business partners, end-users and cybersecurity investors.
• The Label serves as a market differentiator based on geographic location.

LSEC Members can achieve the CyberSecurity Made in Europe label for a limited period of time at preferential conditions. 

Find out more at the CyberSecurity Made In Europe, earn the quality label.


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