Thijs Braem

Enabel

Urgent global challenges - such as climate change, social and economic inequality, urbanisation, and security - are attracting increased attention. By addressing these issues globally, the Belgian development agency Enabel strives for a sustainable world in which everyone can develop to their full potential. And preferably in a safe way, considering the increasing threat landscape. 

Fabrice Clément

Proximus

As we mark the 9th anniversary of the Cyber Security Coalition, founding member Proximus' commitment to fortifying businesses against cyber threats stands strong. At the forefront of this initiative is Fabrice Clément, the Chief Information Security Officer (CISO) at Proximus. Tasked with ensuring cybersecurity, business continuity, fraud prevention, and investigations, Fabrice's expertise is integral to Proximus' development of tailored cybersecurity services for its business clientele. As a Board member of the Cyber Security Coalition, Fabrice's dedication and strategic insights continue to shape the landscape of cybersecurity, empowering businesses to navigate evolving threats while meeting stringent legal and regulatory standards.

Rigo Van den Broeck

Mastercard

Mastercard is best known for its payment cards. But over the years, it has grown into a tech company, with 80% of its customers coming from outside the banking sector. Mastercard mostly services companies with a large supply chain in sectors such as pharma, fast moving consumer goods, automotive, etc. Rigo Van den Broeck is Global Cyber Security Lead for Mastercard, responsible for all products improving cybersecurity worldwide. 

Pascal Rogiest

RHEA Group

RHEA Group is a systems engineering company headquartered in Belgium, with a strategic focus on both space and cyber. The Group provides bespoke engineering solutions, systems development and security services to critical infrastructures, mainly in the space, defence and security sectors. Pascal Rogiest, Chief Commercial Officer of RHEA Group, explains how the organisation expanded its initial DNA of space to include cyber, and why it is taking part in the Cyber Security Coalition. 

Simen Van der Perre & Wim Van Langenhove

Orange Cyberdefense Belgium

Orange Cyberdefense is the business unit of the Orange Group focussing on cyber security. It provides managed security, managed threat detection and response services to organisations around the globe. 300 of the group’s 3,000 employees work for Orange Cyberdefense Belgium. We got to know two of them: Wim Van Langenhove and Simen Van der Perre. “The direct input that we receive through members of the Cyber Security Coalition is priceless.”

Jeroen Fiers & Patrick Hauspie

Vlaamse Overheid - VLAIO - Agentschap Innoveren en Ondernemen

Every entrepreneur in Flanders should be aware of VLAIO: this government agency encourages and supports innovation and entrepreneurship and contributes to a favourable business climate. Patrick Hauspie and Jeroen Fiers are advisors on the hot topic of ‘cyber security’, and work in close collaboration with the Cyber Security Coalition.

Jef Cools

The High Council of the Self-Employed and SMEs (HRZKMO - CSIPME)

The High Council for the Self-employed and SMEs, is a federal advisory council that unites 180 SME business federations. Jef Cools works as a policy advisor at this council and has been focusing more and more on cyber security in recent years.

Kurt Ceuppens

NVISO

NVISO is a team of cyber security professionals and consultants who help customers prevent, detect and respond to cyberattacks. CEO Kurt Ceuppens is dedicated to raising cyber awareness globally and attracting more people to work in the sector. As part of this aim, each year NVISO, together with partners including the Cyber Security Coalition, organizes an annual hacking competition for students.

Nathalie Ragheno

VBO FEB

The FEB was an essential partner in the creation of the Cyber Security Coalition; this cross-industry employers' organization represents companies in Belgium’s three regions. Nathalie Ragheno, Senior Adviser at FEB, and currently Director at the Cyber Security Coalition, explains why it has a key part to play in our national economy and why the FEB decided to be one of the founders of the Cyber Security Coalition. 

Geert Baudewijns

Secutec

Secutec is a security player in Belgium, specializing exclusively in cyber security. The company provides high-quality security solutions, guiding customers in the protection of their servers and data, or intervening when a hacking occurs. CEO Geert Baudewijns explains, “We ensure that our customers are always one step ahead of the cyber criminals.” 

David Vanderoost

Approach Belgium

Approach is a pure-play cyber security and privacy service provider. For more than 20 years, the company has been building trust in the cyberspace and helping its clients deal with cyber incidents. CEO David Vanderoost sheds a light on the company’s growth, the latest cyber trends in Belgium, and the perks of being a member of the Cyber Security Coalition.

Thibaut Roisin

Accenture

For Thibaut Roisin, Managing Director Security at Accenture, the most important contribution of the Cyber Security Coalition is its ability to increase the visibility of cybersecurity, and inspire more people to choose a cybersecurity career. 


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