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.
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.
Cyber Threat Intelligence State of the Art
Brussels, Thursday January 14th, LSEC gathered a group of cyber security experts focused on the domain of Cyber Threat Intelligence, Cyber Threat detection and management. The increasing number of cyber security incidents challenge not only the systems, but also the people and the resources of organizations. International information exchanges, both commercial and open source initiatives such as the IBM X Force exchange and the ACDC CTI exist to provide cyber threat intelligence to experts and cyber threat intel communities. With cyber threat intel experts such as the recently acquired Fox-IT indicating the variations of cyber threat intelligence, technology providers such as RedSocks - both collecting data and executing analysis - respecting European data protection regulations. Threat Intel platform provider EclecticIQ put the challenges of managing threat intel, and the use of technologies to support internal and external threat intelligence. Both challenges and solutions were presented. A more provactive Symantec provided insights into some of the challenges related to different open sources platforms, the relevance and the business value of cyber threat intelligence for an organization.
To find out more : go to event page.
Active Defense is a proactive means of coping with cyber security challenges. Instead of waiting for the next threat, or cyber attack to appear, the organization and its processes should be ready for it, with different means. Active monitoring, active counterstrike, incident management, risk management, crisis communications, forensics and resilience. Management and Board should be ready to take decisions and actions, and be prepared for company damage.
Some related documentation and related members active in the domain :
2015 : From the event Active Defense with Trasys, RSA, McAfee and Brainwave