Security in your operationís DNA? Easier said than done! With real cases from the National Bank of Belgium, AZ Alma and BNP Paribas Fortis. (X-change)

Location:BluePoint, Brussels



As we digitise our organisations and world, security must be the foundation of our decisions and operations. But this is easier said than done. There are numerous questions and challenges along our path:


  • New challenges arise at the speed of light: how can we strategise the security approach?
  • Is it better to keep security in-house, or use Managed Services or Security-as-a-Service?
  • What about security dashboards: how can we maintain an overview on risks, incidents and measures?


In this session, we'll gain insights on these questions, both from a theoretical and practical angle.  And we'll hear from the National Bank of Belgium, AZ Alma and BNP Paribas Fortis about their own best practices.


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.


Would you like to gain additional insight by speaking with one of the experts after the sessions? Indicate when you register if you would like a private meeting with the expert from Dimension Data and/or Proximus.




80 boulevard A. Reyers Laan
1030 Brussels




12:30 Welcome coffee


13:00 Introduction: Participants’ expectations around the table


Ann Guinée, Project Manager, Beltug (English)


13:15 How to build a long-term, strategic security roadmap


As the pace of business, connectivity and digitisation all accelerate, security concerns grow. Security professionals are struggling to align security strategy with overall business goals. Security teams are overloaded with day-to-day operations, and often can’t proactively build a roadmap of activities that will sustainably elevate security maturity.


This presentation will help us to ensure alignment of security with business objectives, while understanding the strengths and weaknesses of our security environment. The end goal is to deliver a long-term strategic security roadmap.


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


13:45 Q&A: Your questions, your experience


13:55 Security-as-a-Service


Let’s take a look at security from the service angle.  During this presentation, we will gain insights on topics like:

  • Why security is more than just configuring firewall rules.
  • How to organise security operations 24/7 when we can’t find the right people.
  • How to evolve from a reactive to a proactive security policy.


Christophe Crous, Head of Security Solutions, Proximus (English)


14:25 Q&A: Your questions, your experience


14:35 Case: Security as a Business Enabler


Cyber is considered by some as a necessary evil – a restraint or tax on the business. As this presentation will show, this perspective overlooks the potential of robust security as a business enabler.


Jan De Blauwe, Chief Information Security Officer, BNP Paribas Fortis (English)


15:05 Q&A: Your questions, your experience


15:15 Coffee Break


15:45 Case: In the eye of the beholder


Dashboarding is all about data and algorithms applied in the context of the organisation and the stakeholder.  And ‘yes’ they evolve…


We will discover a use-case in which dashboarding and metrics are guiding decision makers in the journey towards a risk optimal business process. Based on the best practices at the National Bank of Belgium, we will receive get and/or guidance on:

  • attention points for dashboarding;
  • what is shown on a dashboard – and what isn’t shown;
  • are dashboards generic?


Wim Barthier, Security Officer, National Bank of Belgium (English)


16:15 Q&A: Your questions, your experience


16:25 Case: Prevention is better than the cure - How AZ Alma & its MSS provider take care of the hospital’s most pressing needs.


How can a Managed Security Services provider unburden the IT Team while ensuring future-proof business continuity and data privacy? What are the core characteristics we should look for in a trusted MSS partner? Fritz Defloor will explain why AZ Alma opted for an MSSP, and how this fits into the hospital’s overall security strategy.


Fritz Defloor, Directeur Zorgondersteunende Diensten (COO), AZ Alma (Dutch)


16:55 Q&A: Your questions, your experience


17:05 Wrap up & Closing drink


18:00 End