• 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 - Leaders In Security,  an internationally renowned Digital Security Catalyst, 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 (KU Leuven), supported by the Flemish Government Ageny for Enterpeneurship and Innovation and the European Commission Horizon and Digital Europe programs, LSEC is 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 Digital Security market and promote the visibility of its members.

(30.03.2022) COED Computing on Encrypted Data Series 2022

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Computing on Encrypted Data the series continued 

Computing on encrypted data is an activity by LSEC together with KU Leuven supported by the Flemish Government (VLAIO) to facilitate the uptake and use of techologies allowing to innovate with data encryption. The aim is mainly to promote the use of Secure Multiparty Computation and Fully Homomorphic Encryption, amongst other technologies. This activity started at the end of 2020 with inspirational seminars and collective innovation support of security technology companies in Flanders.  

In COED we'll continue to identify, support and disseminate existing and up and comping use cases, and support companies trying to implement the technologies in their innovative products and services, or companies as end users trying to protect and compute on the personal data of their employees, partners and customers; or on industrial shared data. 

Please visit the up and coming series of events, starting again on March 30th as a webinar, kicking off with Microsoft on Confidential Computing. 

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(24.03.2022) SecurIT at the CyberSecurity Conference 2022

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Meet LSEC and the SecurIT-team for Q&A on the Open Call 1 on March 24th in Brussels.

Join us for the 9th CyberSecurity Conference organized by forum Europe with the support of LSEC and ECSO. 

In the hybrid conference, many policy-oriented topics will be elaborated including the implementation of the new CyberAct, the SOC-operations and the related incident response interactions. Identify and request individual meetings with potential partners for the SecurIT Open Call. Meet with potential security infrastructure end users to allow for your demonstrator to be showcased. For more information on the project, visit the SecurIT-project website.

Visit the webinar-recordings of the Conferene on the Forum Europe youtube channel  CyberSecurity Conference 2022.

(17.03.2022) SecurIT - LSEC Matchmaking day 2 for the Open Call for SMEs with Security Innovations

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Join the second matchmaking day on March 17th, to meet up with potential partners for the SecurIT Open Call funding for innovations.

The second matchmaking session will take place online on March 17th between -13:30h and 16.30h. 
Meet your potential business partner(s), that might become your innovation partners for the SecurIT Open Call, and be offered up to 88k EUR to build prototypes or demonstrators. 

Create a profile on the matchmaking platform profiling your expertise, the solution you are developing and what you might be looking for in terms of partner. 

Identify and request individual meetings with potential partners thanks to our dedicated platform. Each meeting will last 20 min maximum. For more information on the project, visit the SecurIT-project website.

Visit the webinar-recording of the first Open Call on the LSEC Securit-project page.



(01.02.2022) APAX - LSEC decreasing online vulnerabilities with Ceeyu, Toreon, Awingu and VUB SL and AI-labs

A team of three Flemish technology and services companies and three research groups have started working on the APAX project. A two-year project, Automated Posture Analysis that Scales (APAX) will investigate the risks related to the digital presence of online assets in an automated manner that can adapt itself to the requirements of hyper scaling. The goal of the project is to achieve a higher level of cybersecurity and avoid negative impact from vulnerabilities such as Log4J by maximising the usage of automated processes.

Industry project partners Awingu, Ceeyu and Toreon will join forces to research, explore and build technologies thanks to a cybersecurity funding initiative from VLAIO, the Flemish government agency for innovation and entrepreneurship. The three companies will apply ongoing research and inspire academics for future work to help automate the analysis of threats and challenges in cybersecurity. They will do so using the expertise from research partners VUB Software Languages Lab and VUB Artificial Intelligence Lab, together with industry association LSEC.

For more information and the complete information release : APAX announcement

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For more information on the LSEC contributions to the project and to stay connected over its result, please visit the LSEC APAX project page and the up and coming APAX-website. 


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Two decades ago, a group of information security experts out of Flanders, Belgium decided to create an asociation to create and support a network of experts, to support the development of the domain and to help innovating in the space. The year was 2002. Just ample time before, the same group of experts introduced the AES encryption algorythm and the electronic identity card (eID card) into this world. What started with a small team of motivated individuals, seven supporting companies and a university turned into a group of over 800 industrial entities working on CyberSecurity and reaching out to over 15.000 organizations. LSEC today still works to create awareness and motivate individuals and organizations in improving their CyberSecurity postures, activities, organisation, processes and procedures on a daily basis. We provide insights, technical expertise and access to experts. LSEC supports its members in helping them to innovate with technologies to improve their products and services. LSEC facilitates interactions between its Members and motivates exchange of expertise on international basis. In 2022 and beyond we will continue doing so, supporting our Members getting access to customers and to experts, getting access to expertise and to resources, trying to mature the overall society by its private and public citizens, showcasing new ways to improve CyberSecurity and indicating where things go wrong. After two decades our societal role has only grown together with the intensitiy of its main subject : ensuring a digital life, but in a secure and efficient manner. CyberSecurity should continue to be an enabler to today's digital transactions, but also in an ethical and economic viable way. We continue to search for innovative technologies, methods and methodologies supporting this vision alongside a continuously challenging environment of basic electronic sanity, organised crime and other cybercrime, old and new vulnerabilities and exploitations of physical and electronic systems operating applications and transforming information and data. Everyday CyberSecurity becomes more complex, but the same day tens and hundreds of talented youngster are being educated in the various domains of interesting CyberSecurity topics. Over the next years we aim to reach again to thousands of CyberSecurity professionals, helping them improving their expertise, knowledge and skills in improving CyberSecurity and inspiring them to further mature the organizations they operate in. By innovating, we will continue to make our digital world and the society as a whole a better and safer place for all. Join us during our activities in 2022 and beyond, and join the community by participating actively and supporting and inspiring its further growth. Thanks to all for your 20 years of support!

(01.12.2021) SecurIT - LSEC and partners launch Open Call for SMEs with Security Innovations





Visit the webinar-recording of the first Open Call on the LSEC Securit-project page.

LSEC participates in the the next three years in a project to financially support innovative CyberSecurity companies in Europe. SecurIT is a European project aiming at supporting and co-financing the development of collaborative projects allowing prototyping and experimentation of top-notch technological solutions in the field of Security, with respect of the nowadays ethics, legal, and social challenges.

SecurIT will support 63 best-in-class projects developped by 126 SMEs across Europe, through 2 cascade funding open calls, with a financing up to 74 k€ per prototyping projects and 88 k€ per demonstrator projects.

First Open Call for projects: From January to March 2022 

  • Second Open Call for projects: From February 2023 to April 2023 (TBC)

Safe ClusterPôle SCSLSEC, Belgium, L3CE, Lithuania, Hague Security Delta (HSD), The Netherlands, Systematic Paris-Région, France, CenSec, Denmark, FundingBox, Poland


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