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

Technology, transformation & innovation

The real truth behind ransomware and most other malware

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This presentation will give you the real story behind ransomware.

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

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