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.
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.
Or LinkedIn Obituary https://www.linkedin.com/in/schmidthoward/recent-activity/
With approximately 250 participants, after 150 speed dates in three rounds, 40 pitches in breakout sessions, in total 18 presentations, panel discussions and a main speech, Seaside Matchmaking Cybersecurity 2016 (SMMCS2016) ended on the 14th of October in Zuiderstrandtheater The Hague.
By speed dating, idea pitching, matchmaking, best practice discovering, supply and demand connecting during SMMCS2016 foundations under future cooperation in cybersecurity research and (higher) education were made.
RVO and NWO-dcypher announced new funding rounds for long term and short term research and innovation projects. For a full impression of the event, more information about the Dutch Cyber Security Research and Innovation Agenda and funding mechanisms, visit the dcypher website
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.
For more information, please visit the LSEC - Takedown - website part.
CEO signs deal with Intel during Dutch-Flemish trade mission to Atlanta, supported by LSEC
Philips spinoff Intrinsic-ID has been nominated to win the Innovation Radar Prize 2016. Intrinsic-ID’s technology uses biometrics to help computerchips recognize and ‘acknowledge’ other chips around the world. “Just like a human being, a chip possesses unique biometric qualities. We teach them to judge whether or not it’s safe to communicate with other chips”, founder Pim Tuyl says.
Strassbourg, July 5th 2016: LSEC is one of the Foundation Partners of a public - private partnership on cyber security, launched by the European Commission today. The partnership is expected to trigger €1.8 billion of investment by 2020, and is part of a series of new initiatives to better equip Europe against cyber-attacks and to strengthen the competitiveness of its cybersecurity sector.
LSEC coordinates and collaborates actively with its members in innovative industrial collaborations, where end user members and industrial ict security companies bring the best of their expertise, and learn about most innovative developments in Europe.
3IF.be : Industrial Internet of Things, Industrie 4.0 and Industrial Internet for manufacturing companies, industrial automation and industry at large in combination with security expertise for IoT: www.3If.be
IPACSO : Innovation Framework for Cyber Security & Privacy Innovations, IPACSO Innovation Awards and business support for ICT Security companies
ACDCCTI : the European Cyber Threat Intelligence Platform, with over 10 million vulnerabilities exchanged, from over 750 sensors in 28 European countries.
Infosecurity Belgium - Storage Expo will take place on June 15 and 16th. Come and visit the LSEC - 3IF Innovation Pavillion, Information Security, Cyber Security and IoT Innovations.
Together with IPACSO award winners Crypho, Docraid and innovative ICT Security partners CSI Tools, SecurIT and Cronos Security.
As a result of the terrorist attacks in Brussels on March 22nd, the organisers and Brussel Expo collectively made the right decision to postpone the 2016 edition to a later date.
As a co-organiser and participant to the tradeshow and conference, LSEC supported this decision and is looking forward to Infosecurity.be 2016 being organized now in June at Brussels Expo..
For any important and urgent information security challenges, don't hesitate to contact LSEC to organize a workshop and to guide your teams in prioiritizing next steps, or if you're looking for some innovative approaches and new technologies in Information Security.
infosecurity2016 at@ lsec.eu
This time in the center of Europe, amongst our friends and partners at the EC and other organizations, to the families of the injured and deceased, our hearts are with you all.
Strenght and belief that the best in us can be seen in these hard and horrible times. #FromBrusselsWithLove to the rest of the world.
San Francisco February 29th, 2016
The annual information security conference taking place in San Francisco has reached another heighlight in its 25 years existence. The conference is recognised as one of the leading gatherings for information security and cyber security experts. The week in San Francisco gathered this year over 40.000 attendees and more than 500 exhibitors on its massive exhibition space. The conference was animated with 10 parallell track per hour on a daily basis between Tuesday and Friday morning. Almost 1000 sessions took place.
This year's conference continued taking Cyber Security management to a next level, putting a lot of attention on advanced analytics, advanced exploits of both MacOS, Critical Infrastructures, evolutions of cloud security management and a continued focus on Privacy. While the quality of the contributions varied: some of the panel debates were thought provoking and provided new insights; some presentations were interesting, but didn't reach the level of in depth advancement as expected and apart from the Microsoft perspective on transparancy, especially the keynotes in the main program lacked sufficient vision and leadership. Many of the presentations are available online and should serve as discussion debate for information security professionals and their technology and services providers to investigate further advancement. Register here to find out more.
An increasing European delegate representation is calling for a European focused conference of a similar posture. Participants from our partners and members of CERT.EU, INCIBE, ECO, TeleTrust, EOS,NVISO, KBC, Sophos, Vasco Data Security, ISABEL, KU Leuven, ... and many others were able to differentiate between European and North American experiences. European expertise is of a similar and sometimes better quality than their counterparts, but there is no doubt that the North American market is far more mature and advanced, allowing for more advanced and in depth mature debate. This calls for a level of thought leadership in Europe that is available, has been identified, but should provide efforts in getting together on an annual basis.
Apart from this, all European experts should send a delegation on an annual basis to meet up with their American, Asian, Middle Eastern and African counterparts, and the RSA Conference will continue to lead as one of the global Information Security Conferences.
Looking forward to another thought provoking and qualitative 2017 version.