From weakest link to unbreakable chain: the human side of security (N-sight)



The best security system in the world won’t protect your infrastructure, data and assets if the people inside your organisation don’t ‘keep the doors locked’.


Unfortunately, good security puts limits on what staff and users can and may do: leading them to seek out workarounds. Which then weaken your security set-up and processes. It’s a vicious circle that becomes costly, wastes time and frustrates everyone.


So how can you balance the competing requirements of security measures that are both effective and user-friendly? How do you make your colleagues aware of the 'why' of these measures, and encourage happy compliance?


In this session, we find out what the National Bank of Belgium, Seris and Port of Antwerp are doing to meet the challenge. Plus, we’ll learn how Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning can support your security efforts.







Registrations will be opened in due time, 4 weeks before the event.



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13:00 Welcome coffee


13:30 Introduction


Ann Guinée, Communication Manager, Beltug (English)


13:45 Protecting your workforce with Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning


With all the talk around Artificial Intelligence (AI), companies often forget it can help them in securing their data, workforce and assets. A lot of time and money can be spent in making your users cyber-aware, but AI can help you protect them even before the threat occurs.  In this session, we’ll discover how to keep hackers out, and maintain control of data, intellectual property and cybersecurity.


Erik Westhovens, Technical Architect & Evangelist Connected workforce, Insight (English)


14:15 Q&A: Your questions, your experience


14:30 Case: OBI at the National Bank of Belgium


How does the National Bank of Belgium implement user awareness in a diverse landscape of users and business services? Let’s explore the path it took to guide the organisation into embedding user awareness as part of the corporate culture. In this presentation, we’ll learn:

  • Users do click, but what lies beyond phishing campaigns?
  • What did and did not work?
  • What stays in the minds of the audience?

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


15:00 Q&A: Your questions, your experience


15:15 Coffee break


15:45 Case: Port of Antwerp’s journey into user awareness: creating a smarter workforce


This isn’t the port of Antwerp’s first attempt to build user awareness. In this Case, we’ll start with a trip down memory lane, to see what was done in the past, and how big the problem is. Then, we’ll hear about the ongoing programme and the preliminary results.


Yannick Herrebaut, Cyber Resilience Manager - CISO, Port of Antwerp (English)


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


16:30 Case: End user security


In this presentation, we’ll find out how security guard service, Seris, manages information security while keeping ease of use for the end user in mind.  Stijn Verheyden will share steps taken and the lessons learned.


Stijn Verheyden, Project Manager, Seris (English)


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


17:15 Wrap up & Closing drink


18:00 End