Security: omni-present and omni-competent? (X-change)

Location:Roularta Conference Center, Zellik

"Security: omni-present and omni-competent?"


Everything needs to be secure, which means, of course, that security is everywhere! While it’s not possible to cover this vast topic entirely in one afternoon, we have lined up several thought leaders to bring you their expertise on key areas: endpoint protection, data protection and managed security services.  Plus, you can discover the real-life experiences of CFE and BNP Paribas Fortis.

Please note that in order to guarantee an interactive discussion, we are keeping the number of attendees limited, so be sure to book your spot in time.

13:00 - 18:30
 Roularta Conference Centre, 
Z.1. Research Park 120, 1731 Zellik 



13:00 Welcome coffee


13:30 Introduction: Participants’ expectations around the table

Ann Guinée, Project Manager, Beltug (English)


13:45 Information security in a complex environment
Geert Van de Wielle is CISO at CFE, a Belgian industrial group that is active internationally. An experienced security specialist, he will present his views on a well-thought-out security policy, and share the evolutions and challenges he sees in information security.

Geert Van de Wielle, Chief Information Security Officer, CFE (English)


14:05 Q&A: Your questions, your experience


14:15 Endpoint security innovation is heating up

To protect themselves against modern cyberattacks, companies must adopt a new approach to securing endpoints. Bart Van den Branden will talk you through the latest innovations, and how you can proactively protect yourself.

Bart Van den Branden, Product Manager Security, Telenet Business (English)


14:45 Q&A: Your questions, your experience


15:00 Managed security services in a complex security landscape

How can you benefit from managed security services in today’s complex security landscape? Peter Beerten will explain why so many companies fail at cybersecurity, and how managed services can provide you a better return on investment. He will also share some real-world examples of recent incidents.

Peter Beerten, Business Developer Managed Services, SecureLink (English)


15:30 Q&A: Your questions, your experience


15:45 Coffee break


16:00 Understand the threats, prepare your defences

Highlights from the Verizon Data Breach Investigations Report (DBIR). Even with the strongest defences, you can't bank on not being breached. But you can deter criminals by putting in place the right, and often basic, security measures. The Verizon Data Breach Investigations Report uses incident data from over 100,000 incidents provided by 67 contributors around the world to help organisations gain key insights about what’s really happening in cybersecurity. This helps in understanding how breaches occurred, what the most likely attack types are for your industry, and what techniques you can adopt to reduce the risk.

Fabrice Wynants, Business Developer Managed Services, Verizon (English)


16:30 Q&A: Your questions, your experience


16:45 The threat landscape is looking, well… threatening.

Another week, another series of high-profile security breaches. In 2015, industry spent approximately $100 billion on cybersecurity and criminals made approximately $500 billion. By 2020, the cybersecurity threat could create a worldwide opportunity cost of $3 trillion.

We could continue to indulge in FUD, but in reality we need to “grow up” and change our paradigm: from fruitlessly trying to avoid bad things to becoming truly “digitally resilient”.

Wim Bartsoen, Head of Cyber Defence, Awareness and Data Privacy, BNP Paribas (English)


17:15 Q&A: Your questions, your experience


17:30 Wrap up & closing drink

18:30 End