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.
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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.