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LSEC, Cyber Security Coalition & Agoria: The Battle for Cyber Security Talent in Belgium
Thursday 20 September 2018, 08:30am - 06:00pm
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  • 8h30-9h00 Welcome Coffee
  • 9h00-9h10 Welcome (10’) Jan De Blauwe, Chairman Cyber Security Coalition

Part 1: Which Talens are required?

  • 9h10-9h30: Strategic Workforce Planning – (Cyber) Skills for the Jobs of Tomorrow (20’), Bart Steukers , Director Industries & Markets at Agoria
  • 9h30-9h50 The Digital Competence Framework 2.0 (20’), William O’Keeffe, Policy Officer DG Employment, Social Affairs & Inclusion European Commission
  • 9h50-10h10 Job Profiles for Information Security (20’), Marcel Spruit and Fred van Noord, Dutch Association of Information Security Professionals (PvIB).
  • 10h10-10h30 Role and the vision of the European Security Defence College, in the field of cyber security and defence within EU (20’) Thoma Marios, Training Manager (Cyber), European Security and Defense College (ESDC)
  • 10h30-10h50 Coffee break (20’)

Part 2: How can universities contribute to strengthen cyber security capacity?

  • 10h50-11h05 Howest’s perspective (15’): Howest offers a Bachelor Computer & Cyber Crime Professional , Kurt Callewaert Lector/researcher HOWEST TI Computer & Cyber Crime Prof/ Blockchain Developer & Architect /Data Protection Officer DPO/GDPR
  • 11h05-11h20 ULB’s perspective (15’): ULB is one of the Four universities and two University Colleges which have united to deliver a unique academic Master in Cybersecurity; Olivier Markowitch, Associate Professor, Université Libre de Bruxelles & Jean-Michel Dricot, PhD, Associate Professor, Université Libre de Bruxelles
  • 11h20-11h55 Solvay’s perspective (15’): Solvay Brussels School offers an Information Security Management Education Georges Ataya, Academic Director, IT Management Education, Solvay Brussels School
  • 11h55-12h10 KU Leuven’s viewpoint (15’): KU Leuven’s research groups: IMEC-Distrinet & COSIC Nigel Smart, Professor at COSIC - KU Leuven

12h10-13h10 Lunch break (60’)

Part 3: How can certification contribute to enhancing cyber security capacity?

  • 13h10-13h30 Certification benefits for the industry (20’), Marc Vael- President ISACA Belgium Chapter
  • 13h30-14h00 Panel discussion (30’): Moderator: Ulrich Seldeslachts, CEO LSEC Leaders in Security

Part 4: Corporate Response to enhance cyber security capacity: 

  • 14h00-15h00 Lifelong learning - Corporate response to the permanent need to enhance cyber security capacity (60’)
    - Yves Looverie, Sales & Marketing Manager, Thales Belgium NV
    - Koen Maris, Chief Technology Officer - Cyber Security at Atos (Benelux and The Nordics)
    - Ioannis Kechaoglou, Security Engineer at Rhea Group
    - Jana Tanghe, HR Manager at Toreon

Part 5: Recruitment & Talent finding:

  • 15h00-15h20 CSC Member story on recruitment methods (20’): Hervé Loterie, Security Governance Manager Proximus
  • 15h20-15h40 Topic (tbc): Dan Cimpean, Partner & Peter Versmissen, Partner - Deloitte Belgium
  • 15h40-16h00 Coffee break (20’)
  • 16h00-16h15 National awareness campaign 2018 (15’): Katrien Eggers, Communication Officer at Centre for Cybersecurity Belgium and Andries Bomans, Attaché communication - Centre for Cyber Security Belgium
  • 16h15-16h45 Closing key note: The Battle for Foreign Talent and the Role of Business Schools (30’) Öykü Işık, Professor at Vlerick Business School
  • 16h45-17h00 Wrap up & Key Learnings (15’): Jan De Blauwe, Chairman Cyber Security Coalition
  • 17h00-18h00 Closing reception (60’)

Level of Expertise: Advanced


  • CISO’s, security managers and alike involved in hiring process and managing departments
  • Enterprise and Government HR & Recruitment Managers, Purchasing Managers [End Users]
  • Security experts looking for current and future capability requirements
  • Academic Program Managers interested in current & future market requirements
  • LSEC Members

Practical Details & Registration

The hunt for Cyber Talent in Belgium
Organized by Cyber Security Coalition, LSEC & AGORIA
Thursday, September 20, 2018 from 8:30 AM to 6:00 PM (CEST)
Bluepoint | 80 Bd. A. Reyers | 1030 Brussels | Belgium

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