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Eddy Willems

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

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Speaker, Consultant

Dutch, English

Cyber security, Cyber crime, Hacking, Malware, Ransomware


Eddy Willems is a globally recognized cybersecurity expert from Belgium. He serves as a board member for three prominent security industry organizations: EICAR, AVAR, and LSEC. Additionally, he holds the positions of Resident Security Evangelist and Global Security Officer at G DATA Cyberdefense.

Eddy's involvement in the cybersecurity field dates back to 1991 when he became a founding member of EICAR, one of the world’s earliest security IT organizations. Throughout his career, he has held numerous additional roles within various security industry organizations. His expertise is regularly sought after by several CERTs, press agencies, print and online publications, as well as broadcasting media, including CNN.

In October 2013, Eddy published his debut book, 'Cybergevaar,' in Belgium and the Netherlands under Lannoo. This was followed by a German translation and an updated English version titled 'Cyberdanger,' published by Springer in 2019. He is also a co-author of the Dutch science fiction cyberthriller ‘Het Virus,’ released in 2020.

Eddy is renowned for his engaging speaking style and regularly delivers lectures and presentations worldwide, catering to audiences ranging from children to cybersecurity experts. He has spoken at prestigious events such as TEDx, captivating diverse audiences with his insights and expertise in cybersecurity.


The real truth behind ransomware and most other malware

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This presentation will give you the real story behind ransomware.

What can you learn from nation-state cyberattacks?

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3 decades of cybersecurity experience bundled in a short pragmatic and passionate view

Keep your smartphone safe!

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Unveiling Smartphone Cyber Dangers and Defense Strategies

Cyberdangers and The Human

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Will we ever learn?

AI Lives?

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Navigating the Realities of Artificial Intelligence

Stalkerware - the spy inside all of us

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What about your privacy?

My wife went to the Dark … Web

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A detailed look inside the Underground Economy 4.0

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.

IEEE Internet Connections Security Group

Richard Zwienenberg, Executive Committee Member

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

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