Cyber Aware Lunch Talk: Raising awareness on Cyber Security in the Belgian ecosystem

European Commission's Cyber Aware programme

This lunch talk features speakers from several organisations in Belgium that have joined forces in the Belgian Cyber Security Coalition. They will share with you their experience in working together to counter cyber threats and cybercrime in Belgium. Since it is the European Cyber Security Month, the debate will focus on the activities and campaigns organised to raise the awareness of staff and general public alike.

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Time & Place

24 Oct 2018 12:30 to 24 Oct 2019 00:00

Target Audience

everybody who is interested to find out what the European Commission is doing to raise the awareness of its staff and who would like to know how organisations join forces in Belgium to raise awareness on cyber security and fight against cybercrime.


Awareness raising representatives from large organisations (Banks, Febelfin, Telecom, Government,…) in a panel on activities and campaigns running in Belgium during the European Cyber Security Month. The panel will be moderated by Ken Ducatel, Director IT Security in DIGIT.
• Karel Van Eetvelt, CEO of Febelfin
• Jan De Blauwe, Head of Global Security @BNP Paribas Fortis
• Fabrice Clement, Chief Security Officer @Proximus
• Peter Debasse, KBC Group Information Risk Officer
To prepare for the event you can already have a look into this year's awareness raising campaign in Belgium and test your digital health.

About the Belgian Cyber Security Coalition
The Cyber Security Coalition is a unique partnership between players from the academic world, the public authorities and the private sector to join forces in the fight against cybercrime. Currently more than 50 key players from across these 3 sectors are active members contributing to the Coalition’s mission and objectives.

About the speakers
Karel Van Eetvelt, CEO of Febelfin
Karel Van Eetvelt graduated from the Katholieke Universiteit Leuven with a Master's Degree in Physical Education and a Diploma in Higher Education. He was in charge of UNIZO (the organisation for entrepreneurs in Flanders/Brussels) for 12 years (from December 2004 till September 2017). He has held various offices in this capacity, including in the Social and Economic Council of Flanders (SERV) and the Group of Ten (social partners at Belgian federal level). He has also held the position of Regent on the Council of Regency of the National Bank of Belgium (NBB) since 2009.
Jan De Blauwe, Head of Global Security @BNP Paribas Fortis
Jan De Blauwe is responsible for cyber security, business continuity, data protection and privacy, and physical security within BNP Paribas Fortis. This role includes the definition and execution of the security strategy; management of the bank’s central security team; delivery of a broad range of security services and of the cyber risk management system; and reporting.
Jan De Blauwe is also the chairman of Secursys, the Febelfin committee responsible for cyber security, and of the Belgian Cyber Security Coalition.
Prior to joining BNP Paribas in 2007, he was VP of corporate accounts at Ubizen/Cybertrust (now part of Verizon Business).He holds a Ph.D. degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of Leuven, and an MBA from New York University.
Fabrice Clément, Chief Security Officer@Proximus
is Director Security Governance and Investigations for the Proximus Group. He is founder and member of the Board of the Belgian Cyber Security Coalition. He is also Board member of the European Telecommunications Association ETIS. Fabrice Clément is overseeing all corporate information security matters at Proximus. The mission of his organisation is to protect the company, its customers, its business, its operations and reputation against internal and external threats, as well as to collaborate with the governmental and judicial authorities in the fight against crime.
He entered the Proximus Group in 1993, holding successively various management positions in the development of the telecommunication network and in the IT domain. He is Civil Engineer in Electricity and Telecommunications from the University of Mons.
Peter Debasse
As Group Information Risk Officer Peter Debasse is heading the Competence Center Information Risk at KBC Group. The unit is an independent assurance provider and risk ambassador and focuses on information risks, including information security, IT-related risks, cybercrime, vendor & third party risks and the cloud.

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