Eddy Willems

Cyber Security Guru | Inspiring Speaker | Author #Cyberdanger | Security Researcher | Director | Security Evangelist at G DATA CyberDefense

Eddy Willems is a known malware expert from Belgium. He is a board member of 3 security industry organizations, EICAR, AVAR and LSEC, and is the resident Security Evangelist and Global Security Officer at G DATA Cyberdefense.

He became a founding member of EICAR in 1991, one of the world’s first security IT organizations. Over the years he has served in many extra roles in different security industry organizations. Several CERTs, press agencies, print and online publications and broadcasting media, for example CNN, use his advice regularly.

In October of 2013, he published his first book in Belgium and the Netherlands, entitled 'Cybergevaar' (Lannoo). A German translation followed afterwards and an English translation and update, Cyberdanger (Springer), was published in 2019.

Eddy is a known inspiring speaker and is giving lectures and presentations worldwide for a very diverse audience from children to experts.



Dutch, English

Technology, Transformation & Innovation, Post-Corona Future




Cyber security, Cyber crime, Hacking, Malware, Ransomware

Presentations and Topics

The real truth behind ransomware and most other malware

This webinar will give you the real story behind ransomware. Is ransomware something new or is it old? Eddy Willems will give you an overview of how pc’s or other devices from companies and home users can be infected. What are the real problems? Why does it seems to be so hard to protect you against this? Do you need to pay the ransom or not? Are old protection measures still usable against these threats? 

Topics include even malware on mobiles and tablets. Included in the webinar are tips to battle this and most other malware. What will the future bring us? 

Your view on ransomware and other malware will never be the same after this lecture.

My wife went to the Dark … Web

During this webinar, Eddy Willems will tell you the real story of how his wife found the Dark Web. Eddy will tell you more about what she expected to find over there and what she finally found as a normal pc user. Did she really buy that Glock 17M?  Is the Dark Web really so dangerous? Besides weapons, drugs, ID cards, credit cards and malware you can find much more. 

However, the real value of your ID or credit card is maybe not what you expected.  What are the best market places? Who can you find on the Dark Web? What do malware writers have in common? 

A detailed look inside the Underground Economy 4.0 will give everybody a better view of money laundering, money mules, dropzones and other attractive places on the Dark Side of the internet. What are police forces doing about this situation? 

If you haven’t invested yet in Bitcoin or Monero you possibly will never do anymore after watching this lecture.

My own Covid-19 Cyber Security Chronicles …

Covid-19 has resulted in delays, shutdowns and disruptions in transportation, media, governmental and financial areas. These “hypothetical” changes in our lives nobody has thought of before, happened suddenly and were surrounded with a lot of cyber security-related problems. 

The repercussions from the Corona pandemic is affecting every organization and citizen, no matter how secure they were. No single event to date has changed the technical threat landscape more than the consequences developing around Covid-19. Do we really have proof for that? 

How about the security of private systems that are now used to do business work on? How are the employees safeguarded against cyberattacks? Eddy takes you on a private and public tour where no one has gone before. Eddy will give you his view on topics we may have seen before but now have been influenced by the Covid-19 pandemic. 

What will the future bring us? Different security issues may emerge again but the most important question remains: will we ever learn from it?

Testimonials & References

“Eddy is one of the few people who combines a thorough knowledge of security and a clear, pleasant and fascinating way of storytelling.” 

Jeroen Wils, Manager of Bepublic, former chief-editor of Het Nieuws at VTM 

"Eddy has the rare gift to explain a very technical problem and solution in a language that everybody understands, without compromising the correctness of the facts." 

Richard Zwienenberg, Executive Committee Member of the IEEE Internet Connections Security Group, Senior Research Fellow ESET

Pictures you can use to promote your event

Pictures by: 

Peter Van de Kerckhove

All our speakers are specialised in online events, from enhanced webinars to special format interactive sessions!