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How to create a secure climate by embracing technology and change

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The global media attention for cybersecurity incidents has an impact on the role of executive management about information security, much more than most executives are willing to admit. Consumers are holding organisations responsible whenever there is a cybersecurity incident that compromises their information and investors are holding organisations responsible when there is a cybersecurity incident because of the financial losses that occur and the devaluation of the organisation on the market. 

Can any executive honestly claim cybersecurity is not their responsibility? Unfortunately, still too many executives completely delegate the cybersecurity responsibility to IT since they are convinced it contains too many technical elements.

This presentation explains how to create a secure climate by embracing technology and change. Executives will learn how to view cybersecurity no longer as an IT expense, but as a critical success factor to long term success. 

This is done by showing to executive management and CIOs the top 3 internal and external threats on cybersecurity, but also the top 3 cyber resilience solutions for organisations today. Expect actual examples, a related movie, but also practical tools and references to help focus on the essentials in cybersecurity.  

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Marc Vael is a well-known security and privacy expert from Belgium with over 20 years of experience. He is currently the Chief Information Security Officer (CISO) at Esko. Marc holds certifications in information security (CISM/CISSP), IT risk management (CRISC), and is a certified board director (GUBERNA).

Marc is a visiting lecturer at several prestigious institutions, including Antwerp Management School, Solvay Brussels School, TIAS Tilburg, and KdG Antwerp. In 2012, he was elected Fellow of the Hogeheuvelcollege at KUL in recognition of his contributions to the IT industry.

As a popular international keynote speaker and panelist, Marc inspires audiences with practical solutions and examples based on his extensive experience. He adeptly covers security and privacy topics from a high-level overview to detailed, step-by-step processes. His speaking engagements range from 30-minute inspirational keynotes to full five-day workshops.

Marc's expertise has taken him to over 20 countries around the world, where he has spoken to more than 15,000 people.

Marc Vael

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