Are you a Security Officer, Security Manager, CISO, CSO or a CIO with a keen interest in Information – and IT- Security? Want to learn more about the role of the CISO in the 21st century, challenges in specific markets, and visionary perspectives provided by 2 experts that are considered global leaders in their field? Then this event is for you: Join us in interactive discussions with the National Bank of Belgium, Chief Security Officers from Energy, Finance and Smart Grids; a presentation from former CISO’s of KPN and PostNL - and founders of the CISO- Masterclass, and the Security State of the Union, presented by Bart Preneel – KU Leuven and Raj Samani, the CTO from Intel – Security.


Ever since its foundation, LSEC has been a platform that unites security stakeholders from Industry, Research and the User Group Community. Now, 14 years later, LSEC has evolved into Europe’s largest Security Cluster. Starting as a Belgian initiative to organize events and create awareness, LSEC is now actively developing research and innovation projects, consulted by Government and Policy Makers, developing Cross- Sector collaborations with vertical sectors and emerging industries, and reaching out to European and Global Security Clusters & Associations.

June 11th, 2015 we celebrate 14 years of hard work, thought leadership, but most of all our collaboration with our friends, that have made LSEC the organization that it is today. And we will go back to where it all started: A platform that unites stakeholders !

(-) CISO’s and User Group Communities from Finance, Energy and Smart Grids will elaborate on their main challenges and what they expect from the security community;

(-) the security community will respond and deliver visionary Keynotes on the Security State of the Union (presented by Bart Preneel and Raj Samani);

(-) and LSEC - associated international Clusters will provide an international perspective, and reach out to the Belgian security community, providing cross- border opportunities to collaborate


12.30 – 14.30 Closed User Group: LSEC- Members Only

12.30-13.15 Sandwich Lunch and AGM- Annual General Meeting - Ulrich Seldeslachts, CEO LSEC (Private - Members Only)

13.15 - 14.30 Security from the perspective of the User Communities & Clusters

  • Gino Thielemans, National Bank of Belgium: Financial Services Regulatory developments and key drivers, how can the vendor community improve trust and security? 
  • Heidi Lenaerts, CEO Smartgrids Belgium: An overview of Smart Grid developments in Europe and Belgium: it’s not only about the meter
  • Clusters - An International Perspective and Collaboration Opportunities (UK Cyber Security Forum (UK), NSMC - Networking Security Monitoring Cluster (Czech Republic), Hexatrust (France),
    LSEC- Leaders in Security (Belgium)

14.30 – 17.00 Closed Session: LSEC - Members, CISO's, CSO's, Security Officers, Security Managers Only

CISO Panel discussion : Industries in development, IT Security challenges for Energy, Financial Services and Manufacturing. The ongoing developments in these markets and the impact on IT Security

  • Heidi Lenaerts, CEO Smartgrids
  • Gino Thielemans, National Bank of Belgium
  • Walter Auwers, Program Manager Factory of the Future, Sirris
  • Richard Chisnall, Senior Security Director, LSEC & FIRE Project – User Requirements in vertical sectors

CISO, Chief Information Security Officer friend or foe? The role of the CISO in the 21st century, ambition vs reality, development path, educational requirements, relations to management and roles

  • Dick Brandt, Chairman of the Board IIP VV - ICT Innovation Platform Security & Privacy, Owner of CISO Security Masterclass, and former CISO of PostNL
  • Johan Bakker, Owner of CISO Security Masterclass and former CISO of KPN
  • Followed by a CISO Panel Discussion on the topic

Visionary Keynote from the Security Community - Raj Samani, CTO Intel Security

17.00 – 20.00: Dinner, evening program & networking

Bart Preneel, KU Leuven: Visionary Keynote – Security State of the Union


Event: LSEC Annual Meeting – LSEC meets the CISO of the 21st Century
Date: Thursday June 11, 2015 from 12:30 PM to 8:00 PM
Location: Brewery De Hoorn, Leuven
Audience: Restricted to LSEC - Members and Chief Security Officers, Security Officers, Chief Information Security Officers, Security Managers, Chief Information Officers
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