“The ability of one to affect many is scaling exponentially — and it’s scaling for good and it’s scaling for evil.” Marc Goodman, Future Crimes  

We had started this year with great plans for a great party with prominent guest speakers and numerous members participating but it was not to be … We remain excited to host a big in-person lustrum event next year, when hopefully the Coronavirus (Covid-19) developments evolve in such a way that we can network again. However, we do not want our fifth birthday to pass unnoticed. That is why we have invited a special guest speaker to a Lustrum Cyber Talk at the close of this unprecedented year.  

Our Chairman, Jan De Blauwe, will engage in a discussion with global security strategist and best-selling author Marc Goodman about the impact of certain technologies on both cyber risk and the responsibilities of corporate technology and security leaders.  

You may remember Marc from a famous TED-Talk (2012) when he walked some of the darker sides of technology showing examples of how drug cartels and terrorists could (and already do) use new technology to serve criminal purposes. While Marc thinks (and worries) about what criminals will do with 3-D printing, flying drones and open access to our DNA, he also believes that the same open spirit could be used to help law enforcement keep up — and even crowdsource policing. 

How much should we worry about future crimes? When you listen to Marc speak about the evolution of cybercrime, you begin to understand—at a deep and rather chilling level—why we are seeing more and more massive security breaches.  

Do you have any burning questions you would like to ask Marc? Take up your pen and send your question to info@cybersecuritycoalition.be by November 23rdYou have a chance to receive his book ‘Future Crimes’ when your question is dealt with during our Cyber Talk. We have 10 books to hand out. 

The Zoom talk will take place on December 8th at 5:00 p.m. CET followed by a Q&A.  

After the talk, our Chairman will issue the certificates to all our members’ representatives who successfully have completed the ‘Cyber Security Awareness & Culture Ambassador’ training course.

You can register for the event through this link! 

We hope that you sign up in great numbers for this compelling talk.  


Biography Marc Goodman: 

Marc Goodman is a New York Times Best-Selling author, global strategist and consultant focused on the profound change technology is having on security, business and international affairs.  He is the founder of the Future Crimes Institute and currently serves as the Chair for Policy, Law and Ethics at Silicon Valley’s Singularity University. Over the past twenty years, he has built his expertise in international cybercrime and terrorism working with organizations such as INTERPOL, the UN Counterterrorism Task Force, NATO and the US Government. 

Goodman frequently advises industry leaders, security executives, start-ups and global policy makers on transnational cyber risk and intelligence and has operated in more than 75 countries around the world.  His professional experiences include working as a street police officer, undercover investigator and counter-terrorism strategist, as well as briefing myriad cabinet ministers and heads of government, including the White House. Goodman’s current areas of research include the security implications of emerging technologies such as artificial intelligence, big data, robotics, crypto-currencies, synthetic biology, virtual reality and the Internet of Things. 

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