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. 

Vito Rallo & Nick Maeckelberghe


Today, having a cyber incident response plan might be more important than having a good plan to prevent cyber-attacks. Analysts insist: “It is not a question if, but when you will get breached.” Kroll's European cyber security team, operating from Brussels, offers industrial clients and utilities risk and cyber security advisory solutions for traditional Information Technology (IT) and the Operational Technology in place to support the production and industrial processes (OT). Together with the Cyber Security Coalition, Kroll aims at making the industrial sector more resilient to cyber-attacks. 

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 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.

Benoît Rousseaux


Atos is a worldwide service provider that supports organizations in their digital transformation. Its 112,000 employees manage projects on big data, cyber security, high performance computing and the digital workplace. Benoît Rousseaux, Head of Sales Big Data & Cyber Security for Belgium and Luxemburg, explains how being a member of the Cyber Security Coalition positively affected the company’s brand awareness in Belgium.

Nathalie Ragheno


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 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


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. 

Axel Legay

Université catholique de Louvain (UCLouvain)

Axel Legay is a professor and researcher in cyber security and software engineering at UCLouvain, Belgium’s leading French-speaking university. He is also the coordinator of CyberWal, an initiative that brings together Walloon researchers and economic players in the cyber security domain, as well as one of the initiators and designers of the CoronAlert application. In […]

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