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.

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Tuesday, 07 March 2017 04:42

In Memoriam : Howard Schmidt

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At the age of 67, our friend and cyber security inspiration Howard Schmidt peacefully passed away, last March 2nd in his home in Wisconsin after a long battle of cancer.
A computer crime expert, who advised two presidents and drafted cybersecurity safeguards for the US and the rest of the world, was one of the first recognizing the need to work together in the continuous battle for a safe and secure cyber space. He founded the inpiration for many to start sharing information between law enforcement, government and business. A practice being served throughout the globe.
Rest in Peace Howard, you will continue to be an inspiration for all of us working to ensure a better world, also in cyber. You were a wonderful, amicable person, always available for a talk and support. Condolences to the family from the whole of the ICT Security community in Belgium and beyond.

Any personal pictures and stories are greatly welcomed at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Or LinkedIn Obituary https://www.linkedin.com/in/schmidthoward/recent-activity/

 

 

In view of the ongoing requirements to cope with General Data Protection, hereby is a list and pointer of technologies and capabilities that support the management and control for GDPR. 

 

Business : 

- data discovery tools 

https://digitalguardian.com/resources/datasheets/digital-guardian-data-discovery

 

- end point protection 

https://www.sophos.com/en-us/products/endpoint-antivirus.aspx

 

- network protection

- data leakage prevention & detection 

- monitoring and analysis 

- Privacy Enhancing Technologies

 

 

Personal Privacy Tools : 

http://www.eyewnder.com/views/download : is a chrome extension allowing an individual to control the Chrome browser 

 

 

Tuesday, 17 January 2017 17:36

PWC Cybersecurity & cybercrime Belgium

PwC is committed to providing quality audit, tax and consulting services to our public and private clients in Belgium and internationally.                                                      pwc belgium

PwC is founded on the principle of creating value through relationships – it’s a principle that lies at the heart of everything they do and everywhere they are.

Digital technology provides great potential in helping organisations grow, but with opportunities come very real and increasing cyber security threats.

 

At PwC, our purpose is to build trust in society and solve important problems. We’re a network of firms in 157 countries with more than 208,000 people who are committed to delivering quality in assurance, advisory and tax services. Find out more and tell us what matters to you by visiting us at www.pwc.com. Our security practice, spanning across our global network, has more than 30 years of experience, with over 90 information security professionals in Belgium and 3,500 globally. Our integrated approach recognises the multifaceted nature of information security and draws on specialists in process improvement, value management, change management, human resources, forensics and risk. PwC has gained an international reputation for its technical expertise and strong security skills in strategy, design, implementation and assessment services.  

 

Discover how PwC can help you protect your critical information processing capabilities.

Are you sure your systems won't fail ?

Find out how we can help you tackle security at all levels.

 

At PwC, we’re committed to providing quality audit, tax and consulting services to our public and private clients in Belgium and internationally.

PwC is founded on the principle of creating value through relationships – it’s a principle that lies at the heart of everything we do and everywhere we are.

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Industrial environments, manufacturing and other automation driven systems have been part of our core expertise for over a decade. LSEC is working closely with its Core Members and Individual Members helping them to not only improve the security, but also to better understand the opportunities and challenges the fourth industrial revolution (referred to as Industrie 4.0) might bring. For this reason LSEC has joined the Industrial Internet Consortium, and is leading the efforts on bringing together available expertise on industrie40.vlaanderen and in the 3IF.be and Connected Factories projects. 3IF is promoting digital technologies in manufacturing environments, providing insights in the ICT developments allowing for breakthrough innovations and adapting to new business models and advanced customer demand. LSEC is on the edge of the digital transformation and provides insights into its impact on security; or reversely, indicating how the ICT security domain can embrace exciting new developments for the Factories of the Future. 

More information on the white paper opportunities for ICT security industry in the evolving industrial automation space, with links and documentation can be found  in of the 3IF.be website.

Join in for regular events and activities, such as inspiration workshops, security workshops and more. 

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May 5th, the European Parliament finally publsihed the GDPR (General Data Protection Regulation), which will take effect on May 25th, 2018. With more than 70% of European companies not even aware of this regulation, let alone be ready to comply to the regulation, LSEC and its Members and Partners started with a series of events and activities that will support the strategic definition, implementation of activities and exchanging expert advice that lead to compliance. During these events all different aspects will be investigated in depth. The major differentiator is that we will not only debate the legal implications, but will deep dive into its implementation best practices, building on top of existing processes and procedures (such as ISO 27k, PCI/DSS, Basel II, ....), using existing technologies (implementing the right rules on NGFW, NGIDS, SIEM, Data Leakage in End Protection, Encryption technologies, ....). 
These seminars will be supported with various white papers, expert advisory and sessions minutes. 

LSEC GDPR & DATA PROTECTION INFORMATION SECTION

More information on the Data Protection Regulaton with links and documentation can be found on the Data Protection Section of the LSEC website. Registration to the events can be found there as well. 

Join us today in getting ready for first major European Security regulation for enterprises. 

 

Wednesday, 16 November 2016 13:19

LSEC at Infradata Security Summit 2016

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The Infradata Security Summit 2016 was a fun gathering of security experts and Infradata partners and customers. LSEC's Ulrich Seldeslachts provided attendees a perspective on the Data Protection regulation, some of the challenges for enterprise market. 

Attendees, about 2/3 indicated their concerns in privacy, but zero attendees had either investigated the GDPR, or its impact for their organization. Ulrich Seldeslachts from LSEC tried to give an insight in the regulatory changes, following the current challenges and putting them into a business perspective indicating to security professionals what impact they might cause. 

Other interesting contributions from NSS-labs, participating and joing directly from the US, providing insights on their market analysis methodologies for enterprise security products such as next generation firewalls and next generation ids. 

More information on the event can be found on the Infradata website. Presentations can be found there as well. 

 

LSEC joined the Takedown Consortium, a multidisciplinary team of sociologists, psychologists, law, security and technology experts amongst others. Together they aim at generating novel insights on Organized Crime, Terrorism Networks and their use of Cybercrime. In order to meet this challenge and to investigate this complex field of research a multidimensional modelling approach is used. The resulting, proprietary TAKEDOWN Model describes social, psychological, economic aspects as well as further dimensions, activities and response approaches. A comprehensive empirical research combined with European and international expert knowledge ensures a valid and intuitive model for Security practioners, intelligence agencies and law enforcement. LSEC's experts can learn from models and operations which are also applied in cyber crimes. They can contribute with their expertise in operations of criminal behaviors and organised crime on the internet. Takedown is supported by the European Commission through the H2020 Program, and will run until 2019.

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For more information, please visit the LSEC - Takedown - website part.

On June 22nd the LSEC Annual Meeting took place in the beautiful historical setting of the Kasteel van Horst. Surrounded by water, trees and natural sounds and atmosphere, the LSEC members debated and reflected upon the challenges of IT Security managers, IT Security and Cyber Security for their organizations, the current offerings versus developments taking place within innovative companies. A joint call by ICT Security innovators Intrinsic-ID, Vasco Data Security, Unomaly and research organizations KU Leuven and IFIS was hailed by Laborelec Engie and the participants to have a participative user community in innovation developments. LSEC launched cybersecurity.vlaanderen and debated about its objectives and activities, security managers called for a quality label and consolidating the avaiable expertise in Belgium. Participants debated about their current it security needs and activities and whether the current solutions are in line, followed by a perspective on their near term future needs. Participants were stimulated to evaluate future cyber security scenario's based upon the Center for Long-Term Cybersecurity.

https://www.leadersinsecurity.org/component/jevents/icalrepeat.detail/2016/06/22/154/-/lsec-annual-meeting-2016.html?Itemid=326

 

June 13th, industrial crypto and encryption revisited. During this thought provoking seminar in Leuven, LSEC organized at its Alma Mater a series of perspectives of the use of encryption technologies, by industry and in enterprise applications. Prof. Dr. Bart Preneel, world leader in crypto technologies presented a perspective on the capabilities of government institutions and administrations on eavesdropping, intentionally and accidentally. The call for more debate on European level on supervision and governance of administrations and intelligence services. European intelligence agencies are equally capable and guilty of spying on European companies as US Intelligence Services. An industry perspective on the use of blockchain and applications towards cybersecurity including their use by telecom operators to increase security capabilities. Sophos presented an enterprise-wide encryption solution, the Sophos Safeguard. Finally Intrinsic-ID presented industrial applications of secured IoT by means of physical identity functions. More information can be found at : 

https://www.leadersinsecurity.org/events/icalrepeat.detail/2016/06/13/177/-/leuven-ncrypt-2016-with-bart-preneel.html?filter_reset=1

 

May 11 - 13th, the High Level Cyber Security event, organised under the presidency of the Netherlands in Amsterdam was the closing event of the Cyber Security debates under the Dutch Presidency. Supervised and organised by the Ministry of Security and Justice, and presided by the NCSC, LSEC was invited by the Dutch Cyber Security Council to represent the Belgian Cyber Security Counci, an initiative by LSEC, Agoria, BELTUG, Febelfin, the Cyber Security Coalition and the Belgian CCB. For more information and background, published under EU.NL

http://english.eu2016.nl/documents/publications/2016/05/13/infographic-high-level-meeting-cyber-security

 

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