Eddy Willems is a known malware expert from Belgium. He is a board member of 3 security industry organizations AMTSO, EICAR, LSEC and the resident Security Evangelist and Global Security Officer at G Data Software. He studied Computer Sciences at IHB and VUB and started working as a Systems Analyst in 1984. He became a founding member of EICAR, one of Europe’s first IT security organizations in 1991. He has been active as an anti-malware technology expert for other security companies like Kaspersky Lab. In his role today, he gives presentations and seminars all over the world. Several CERTs, press agencies and publications (print, online and broadcast eg. CNN) use his advice regularly. In 2013, he published his first book in Belgium and the Netherlands, titled ‘Cybergevaar’. In 2015 an updated version ‘Cybergefahr’ in the German speaking countries appeared. A completely new English edition ‘Cyberdanger’ was launched in 2019 worldwide by Springer.

My Son and I: 3 decades of cybersecurity differences!

The problems malware causes for the worldwide ecosystem started over 30 years ago. In these 3 decades we’ve had new versions of Operating Systems, bugs, malware, cyberattacks. Normally one learns from mistakes made before, but somehow in the cyber-eco-system, seemingly it is exactly the opposite. This lecture shows the real story of my son and myself telling each other that new cyber problems are not always so new as they seem to be. And what about the future?