Your security: manage it or have it managed (X-change)

Location:Roularta Conference Center, Zellik



As our world becomes more complex and connected, it also seems more vulnerable. So security remains an ever-present layer in companies’ ICT projects and implementations.


But this security is also evolving into a highly skilled science, requiring specialist knowledge. Consequently, the call to use external business partners is becoming louder. At this X-change, we will have a look at the world of security services, and what’s on offer. First, we will hear from experts from Dimension Data and Verizon about the possibilities arising from outsourcing. Then, we turn theory into practice and learn how Baloise Insurance outsourced its security needs.


Make sure to bring your concerns and your questions to the table. 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.






Roularta Conference Centre, Z.1. Research Park 120, 1731 Zellik






13:30 Welcome coffee


14:00 Introduction: Participants’ expectations around the table


Ann Guinée, Project Manager, Beltug (English)


14:15 Managed Security Services - turning data into knowledge


The threat landscape is evolving quickly. Research shows that only 32 percent of organisations are capable of responding effectively to a cyber incident. A Managed Security Services Provider is a comprehensive alternative to managing the threat dynamics in-house. Complex security infrastructures require 24/7 monitoring and management, advanced technology, scalable processes and security specialists – whether on-premises, in the data centre and as a cloud-based asset.  This presentation will help understand how outsourced services can leverage actionable threat intelligence and advanced analytics, helping free up internal teams to focus on security strategy instead of troubleshooting.


Stefaan Hinderyckx, Director Europe - Security, Dimension Data (English)


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


15:00 Building cyber resilience with Detection and Response-as-a-Service


Detection capabilities are developing very quickly, and technology decision-making is increasingly difficult due to the overload of security vendors and providers. Building true cyber resilience isn’t just about threat detection. Security resources are scarce, and many organisations are looking for providers that offer lightweight and fast response capabilities as a service. Every company has different levels of maturity in incident response. Find out about 'Detection and Response as a Service', and how finding the right partner and deployment model can help organisations with their ad-hoc or established cyber detection and response practices.


Yves Van de Weyer, Senior Product Manager Advanced Security Solutions, Verizon (English)


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


15:45 Coffee break


16:15 Outsourcing security services - A CISO’s Perspective


Cyber incidents remain the biggest (business continuity) concern both in the long and the short term, and cyber threats are becoming more complex. In this session, we will learn more about how:

  • Baloise is moving forward safely in this insecure digital environment
  • reliable partners fit in the systematic approach to managing an organisation's security needs
  • outsourcing of certain security services (network security, security monitoring and vulnerability management) can play an important role in the security strategy

Jeroen Hulshof, CISO, Baloise Insurance (Dutch)


16:45 Q&A: Your questions, your experience


17:00 Wrap up & Closing drink


18:00 End