Eyes wide open: ensuring security awareness in the organisation (N-sight)

Location:virtual meeting


Cybercrime is omnipresent these days. The ubiquitous online threats require you to ensure your users stay on their toes about cyber security, in order to protect your environment. This means that raising awareness is a constant concern: you need to clearly explain to your users the 'why' and 'how' of cyber security, to turn them into watchful allies in your shared fight.


In this session, we will first get an understanding of the most significant threats caused by employees’ smartphone usage, from Orange Belgium. Then two organisations share their user stories. We’ll hear from both VDAB and Seris about their real-life efforts to increase security awareness and compliance.








This event will be held as an interactive virtual meeting. The link will be provided in the Confirmation email.








13:30 Welcome and introduction


Ann Guinée, Communication Manager, Beltug (English)


13:40 The increased use of private smartphones for business purposes: mitigating the risks


The latest Beltug report on the Belgian Business ICT Market indicates that private use of corporate smartphones is increasing.  With the massive shift to homeworking during the Covid-19 crisis, this has become even more prevalent.  Safe use of these smartphones is critical to avoid a data breach. In this presentation, you'll hear about the major smartphone cyber security risks, and what advice organisations can give to employees to mitigate them.  Special attention will be paid to finding a balance between protecting organisational data and respecting employee privacy.


Jan Leonard, Data Privacy Manager, Orange Belgium (English)


14:10 User story: Ensuring a secure VDAB: the human factor


VDAB processes sensitive and confidential information on a daily basis. There is a lot done on the technical level to secure this information, but what about the potentially weakest link in the chain – the human factor? How is the organisation raising awareness about information security?


Babak Mohammad, Securityteam - Projectleider security awareness, and Tom De Leeuw, Diensthoofd CIO Office, VDAB (Dutch)


14:40 User story: Employee vigilance at Seris


As a security firm, Seris is faced with the risks of cybercrime on a daily basis. The company has experienced several cybercrime attempts, which have had both financial and operational impacts. Christophe will share with you what the company has learned, particularly on the:

  • Importance of security awareness within a security company
  • Potential risks specific to the business
  • Specific employee vigilance training


Christophe Voets, Director Technology, Seris (Dutch)


15:10 Q&A: Your questions, your experience


15:30 Wrap up & End


We will keep the session open after the end to enable those who wish to continue the discussions.