Early 2022 LSEC and its partners Ceeyu.ioToreonAwingu and VUB Software Languages and AI-lab have been awarded a CS-ICON by VLAIO for the development of the APAX project


The Flemish Agency for Innovation and Entrepeneurship VLAIO announced the approval for the CyberSecurity ICONs. 

With the ongoing digitalization and continuous evolving cloud, internet technologies and applications running on them, new cybersecurity challenges appear while many older ones have not yet been resolved. The recent Log4J vulnerability that started early December 2021 continues to ripple throughout 2022 and will likely last for months or even years to come. The vulnerability kept cybersecurity teams busy during the end-of-year holiday period. All systems and applications needed to be inspected and analysed for potential business risks that needed mitigation. Most organizations identified this as a labour-intensive activity, eating away their limited resources. They realised that an automated approach to protection, is a better way to go.

Maximize automation

The fundamental goal of the APAX project is to avoid malicious activities to happen and to avoid active business systems and applications from being inaccessible, infringed, unreliable, held hosExpertisee or being abused to trade illicit content. To keep up with these challenges and evolutions, cybersecurity will need to evolve from a manual, labour-intensive approach to automated prevention, detection, mitigation, reaction, incident handling, process management, reporting, analysis, and recovery. This must, of course, happen in close collaboration with the operating parties, supporting businesses, people, and processes.

Increase efficiency

The APAX project partners will work on improving minimally 50 partially automated assessments for cybersecurity postures. Further automation will increase the efficiency of cybersecurity experts and halve the time spent on each individual case. Maximizing automation decreases the cybersecurity reaction time and reduces the repetitive work of security specialists, allowing them to focus on their expert work.

LSEC will support the coordination of the project and work on the development and coordination of European shared assessments, in order to normalize the type of information being gathered and exchanged vulnerability assessments. 

LSEC will publish some of its works on the dedicated APAX-website . 

For more information, contact us at apax at lsec.eu, or call directly at +32 16 79 8585.