Speakers & Workshops

Please meet our speakers, their company and speakerslot for the third edition of the Belgian Cyber Security Convention!

Ready to plan your visit? Take a look at our full program!


Despina Spanou

Head of Cybersecurity in DG Connect, European Commission

Driving up cyber capabilities in the EU

Governance & Practices

Jan De Blauwe

Cyber Security Coalition

Joining forces against cyber crime

Governance & Practices

Raoul Strackx

Postdoctoral Reasearcher, Ku Leuven

The Foreshadow Attack: From a Simple Oversight to a Technological Nightmare

Technology & Innovation

Dr. Ilias Chantzos

Senior Director, Symantec Government Affairs EMEA & APJ, Global CIP and Privacy Advisor

The technopolitics of EU and what the future will bring

Governance & Practices

Mokrane Hellal

Palo Alto Networks

WORKSHOP: Magnifier Behavioral Analytics: Quickly hunt down and stop active attacks in the network

Jamie Collier

Strategy & Research Analyst in Intelligence

Fake news, the threats to businesses, and what you can do about it

Technology & Innovation

Tom Van Goethem & Gertjan Franken

KU Leuven

Who Left Open The Cookie Jar? A Comprehensive Evaluation of Third-party Cookie Policies

Technology & Innovation

Pieter-Jan Moreels en Andries Bosmans

Centre for Cybersecurity Belgium / CERT.be

Fighting Phishing in Belgium: our approach & results

Workshop: Hacking Experience

Nicolas Noël en Adriaan Neijzen, Pwc

Hacking Experience // Take part of the targeted attack, learn how it happens in real life

Technology & Innovation

Olivier Menil

Palo Alto Networks

Detect: past, present, future or how a better detection will help to get to a better prevention

Claudia Diaz

Associate Professor, KU Leuven

Anonymous in digital systems

Technology & innovation

Edwin Grimminck

Pre-Sales Engineer, SailPoint

Next generation of identity governance

Governance & practices

Miguel De Bruycker

Managing Director, Centre for Cyber Security Belgium

The Belgian Cybersecurity roadmap

Governance & Practices

Stijn Vande Casteele

Co-founder & CEO Sweepatic

How to apply asset discovery and digital risk protection for your organization: a true story from the trenches.  

Gary Marsden

Senior Director, Data protection Services @ Gemalto

Data Protection in multi-cloud environments

Technology & Innovation

Martin Rehak

Principal Engineer, Cisco & Lecturer, Czech Technical University

Securing Encrypted Traffic on a Global Scale


Nigel Smart

Professor @ COSIC, KU Leuven

Computing on Encrypted Data: How to do the impossible

Technology & Innovation

Ulrich Seldeslachts

CEO, Lsec

The Cybersecurity Industry Nexus : 5G, Industrie 4.0,  Digital Platforms, ML/AI Automation, Regulations² and Certifications. Are you ready?

Fabrice Wynants

Head of Security Solutions – Benelux & France, Verizon

What’s your Score? Quantifying and Visualising your Cyber Risk

Platforms & Tools

Frank Jorissen en Rikke Van Puymbroeck


Case study: identity & access governance in practice, in two hospital environments

Technology & Innovation

Dirk Cipido

Security Projectmanager, Ozoos

Prevention, detection and response: A virtual security officer, a solution for the future?

Platforms & Tools

Sebastien Deleersnyder

CEO, Toreon

Security in Devops: always-secure software

KIrill Kasavchenko

Principal Engineer, NetScout Arbor

DDoS landscape in 2018: Welcome to the Terabit Era

Technology & Innovation

Sven Schoenaerts

Sales Director Belgium, Netherlands and Nordics @ Varonis

Low and Slow – Data theft under the radar

Prof. Dr.-Ing. Ahmad-Reza Sadeghi

Professor of Computer Science @ TU Darmstadt

Hitchhiker`s Guide to the IoT Galaxy full of Security & Privacy Challenges

Technology & Innovation

Erik Rutkens

Managing Director Eurofins Cyber Security Netherlands (Qbit)

You will be hacked and you know it! 

Technology & Innovation

Workshop: A data breach inspired Role Playing Game

by Approach

How I hacked your folder

Prof Dr. Pinar Yolum

Professor Bogazici University

AI for preserving privacy in collaborative systems


Christof Jacques

Security Engineer, Check Point

Is AI the Silver Bullet in Cyber Security?

Technology & Innovation

Ivan Fontarensky

Cyberdefence and Threat Intelligence Technical Authority, Thales Group

Cyber Intelligence: What’s new about the threat

Technology & Innovation

Philip Verbeeck

Enterprise Account Manager BeLux, Kaspersky Lab

The only way to prevent incidents is to make your colleagues aware of cyber security

Tom Behaeghe

Cyber Security Analyst at CERT.BE / CCB

Belgian Anti-phising initiatives

Governance & Practices

Bavo Van den Heuvel

Privacy Guru, Director Innovation and Partner

When a security incident becomes a data breach… does the GDPR have impact? 


George Ataya

ICT Control & Solvay Business School

Stakeholders and domains of competences for Data Protection implementation