Ransomware, phishing and more: how to cope with cybercrime threats (X-change)

Location:Salons Waerboom, Groot-Bijgaarden



Invitation to the Beltug X-change "Ransomware, phishing and more: how to cope with cybercrime threats"


Every year, cybercrime’s threat to our data and ICT infrastructure wins ground.  The number of ransomware incidents worldwide increased by 50% last year.  Social attacks and other phishing techniques remain successful. The motives of a cybercriminal are diverse: from financial, to political, to ideological. In any case, companies must arm themselves against data breaches or financial losses.


In this session, companies Acerta and Picanol share their perception of these threats, and their experiences.  And expert Eward Driehuis reveals the main lessons from his cybercrime research.


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.



14:00 - 18:00
Salons Waerboom, Jozef Mertensstraat 140, 1702 Groot-Bijgaarden



14:00 Welcome coffee


14:30 Introduction: Participants’ expectations around the table

Ann Guinée, Project Manager, Beltug (English)


14:45 Scraping the bottom of the cybercrime barrel

Eward Driehuis discloses three important lessons he learned researching ransomware. From the ‘Steve Jobs’ of cybercrime, to the reasons ransomware has so much impact, Eward share war stories and connects the dots.

Eward Driehuis, Chief Research Officer, SecureLink (English)


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


15:30 User story Picanol: An approach against ransomware & phishing

Picanol, Belgian manufacturer of high-tech weaving machines, offers their insights and views on these persistent types of cybercrime:

  • Picanol prevention efforts
  • The role of awareness campaigns towards users
  • Picanol's response to unexpected incidents

Philip De Bie, CIO, Picanol Group (English)


16:00 Q&A: Your questions, your experience


16:15 Coffee break


16:30 User story Acerta: Phishing? Not in our pond please!

Acerta, like many companies, is facing major increases in cyberrisks. Adding to this, as a payroll services provider, the company handles customers’ personal data.  This medium-sized organisation has chosen to respond with a strong technical foundation and a pragmatic approach.

Carl Tilkin-Franssens, CIO, Acerta (English)


17:00 Q&A: Your questions, your experience


17:15 Wrap up & Closing drink


18:00 End