LSEC International Partners and Affiliates
About the Members of the Board and the Committees
The following people are daily working very hard improving LSEC, the security market in Belgium and Europe in general and some of our events and activities.
If you would like to support us in our mission and/or our activities, please feel free to contact us and indicate your interest and desired contributions.
the LSEC Board of Directors
Non-Executive Chairman of the Board : Dr. Prof. Bart Preneel, head of COSIC Research Group
Bart Preneel received the Electrical Engineering degree and the Doctorate in Applied Sciences in 1987 and 1993 respectively, both from the K.U.Leuven (Belgium). He is currently full professor at the K.U.Leuven. He has been visiting professor at the Technical University of Denmark (2007), T.U.Graz in Austria (1997-2006), University of Bergen in Norway (1997-2001), Ruhr-Universität in Bochum (Germany) (2001-2002) and at the University of Ghent (1994-2002). He is a scientific advisor of Philips Research (the Netherlands). During the academic year 1993-1994, he was a research fellow of the EECS Department of the University of California at Berkeley. His main research interests are cryptology and applied information security.
Bart’s Motivation : LSEC is an excellent way for COSIC and Bart to be connected to the industry of IT security. Interested in innovative developments and research projects through LSEC. Bart’s Contribution : Providing his wide range of contacts and relations to the benefit of LSEC, As expert in the field of Informatoin security, he is a true asset to LSEC on an international level for his strategic advise, link into the academic research and capable of providing resources for special projects.
Ulrich Seldeslachts is CEO of LSEC
Ulrich joined LSEC late 2006, to support the organization in its future growth strategy. Prior to LSEC, he has started the European branch of Clearwire the North-American WiMAX operator, founded by Craig Mc Caw. Ulrich was responsible for the development of 7 broadband wireless operations throughout Europe. Ulrich has an experience in business and corporate development, and company innovation. He led the Venture Capital company of the Belgian incumbent telecoms operator between 1998 and 2003. He aims to use his experiences to solidify the further growth of Information Security business throughout Europe. Belgium is worldwide recognized for its teams of experts in Information Security because of technologies such as eID and AES-Rijndael.
Member of the Board : Tom Gilis, CISO – Head of IT Security, Risk Management, Data Privacy and Compliance at UCB
After leaving from Dimension Data to UCB, Tom decided to stay on board at LSEC as an independent Board Member. Passionate for IT security, Tom attended an international Master education program which focused on the different aspects of information, communication and system security. Originally with a background on technical validations, penetration testing and assessments but today working on security governance projects like risk, vulnerability and policy management. By combining both my technical background and more than 12 years security experience in various industries, he has a wide and hands-on experiences on Cybersecurity, but enjoys establishing and maintaining a proper trust relationship and to both steer and learn from peers and colleagues.
Member of the Board : NTT Security – formerly Dimension Data, represented by Dries Hauspie, Security Director Europe
Dries is Business Development Manager Security at NTT, with specialties in complete security life cycle solutions tailored to clients’ needs. Managed Security Services Provider (MSSP), NTT Security and/or via partnerships. Firewall, IPS, VPN, Web&e-mail filtering, NGFW, Strong Auth, Anti-Malware, SIEM, Cloud Security… He has over 10 years security experience from engineer role over consultant and presales roles to current BDM role: architecting, implementing, assessing, proposing… top security solutions. Experience with Cisco, Check Point, Fortinet, Palo Alto, Symantec, Pulse Secure and many, many more…
Member of the Board : Mr Luc Dooms, Independent Entrepeneur and Angel Investor
Luc Dooms was co-founder and CEO of C-CURE, an independant Belgian company specialized in information security and analysis. Luc graduated in 1985 as a master in physics (University of Antwerp), before becoming an assistant theoretical physics at the Katholieke Universiteit of Louvain. He continued his career in the financial world, he started developing bank applications for the “artificial intelligence” group at Kredietbank. In 1989 he joined BIM, a very innovative ICT enterprise, where he soon gets in touch with information security in its earliest form. While working at BIM, he returned to university. He studied computer sciences at the Vrije Universiteit of Brussels where he got his degree in 1993. Between 1994 and 1996 Luc worked as a freelance account manager for different companies. He continues to specialize in security. In 1998 he co-founds C-CURE, and leads it from an innovative start-up to a notorious, trusted and reliable security partner on the Belgian market. In June 2010, C-CURE was acquired by Telenet and was merged and integrated into the Telenet Solutions Division. At the end of 2011 this integration process came to an end and this gives Luc now the opportunity to re-direct his professional life. After a few years sabbatical, Luc reenters in the industry and uses his expertise in boards, start-ups and committees. Recently he has worked with Agio Capital and BDO Digital (ex-Crossroad) where he explores how to apply the newest technologies in business and to LSEC. Luc is an independent entrepeneur and angel investor in Cybersecurity and technology companies in Europe.
Member of the Board : Mr Rudi Wynen, Independent Entrepeneur and Angel Investor
Rudi joined Palo Alto Networks in May 2010 and brings almost 10 years of industry experience to the company. As Country Manager, he has overall responsibility for driving the business in the Benelux region. Previously, Rudi held strategic sales roles at Juniper Networks, including responsibility for Global Finance Accounts that he helped growing in a very successful way. Prior to joining Juniper Networks in April of 2006, he spent over 3 years as a Key Account Manager for UUNET/Verizon Business. An internationally recognized sales manager on information security, Rudi has consulted and helped with 50+ large IT organizations and has spoken before a variety of audiences. As a result Rudi has a very close and intense contact with Senior Management of Industry Flagships. Before UUNET, Rudi managed teams specialized in Employee Benefits Insurances at Royale Belge. (now AXA) Rudi holds a Master in Physiotherapy from Antwerp University. Motivation : first of all to help and support LSEC to further grow. Secondly to better understand and connect with the academic world of IT security. And last but not least to promote and interconnect with the business Executives and to make sure that IT security becomes one of their top priorities that enables and rewards their business decisions. Rudi is today an independent entrepeneur and angel investor in Cybersecurity and technology companies in Europe.
Member of the Board : Erwin Geirnaert, Shift Left Security Founder Zion Security
Co-founder and Chief Application Security Architect at Shift Left Security, a start-up specialised in securing your applications in the cloud.We provide solutions to continuously monitor the overall security posture of your application, provide assistance on how to solve and mitigate vulnerabilities and help to become compliant. His expertise includes application risk assessments, penetration testing, code review, cloud SIEM, full-stack visibility of vulnerabilities, security awareness, secure coding, secure development, DevSecOps, security training, monthly security office, … Former Co-founder and Chief Hacking Officer at ZIONSECURITY, the European application security company. Erwin is a excellent security awareness provider and an expert speaker and in security tests aka penetration testing of web applications, mobile apps, APIs and thick client applications. He has experience in architecting secure e-business projects for banks, web agencies and software companies, recognized application security expert and speaker at international events like Javapolis, LSEC, OWASP, Eurostar, Infosecurity, … Erwin performs training, application architecture, audit, security, application security, network security, incident response, IDS, windows security, penetration testing, mobile app testing
Member of the Board : G Data, represented by Mr Eddy Willems
Eddy Willems (1962) is a malware expert from Belgium. He is a board member of AMTSO, EICAR and the resident Security Evangelist and Global Security Officer at G Data Software. He studied Computer Sciences at IHB and VUB and started working as a Systems Analyst in 1984. In 1989 he first became interested in viruses. In 1991 he became a founding member of EICAR, one of Europe’s first IT security organisations. Since 1995 Willems has been a participant in the Wildlist, the world’s premier source of information on viruses in the wild. He’s the author of the “Virus” article the Microsoft Encarta encyclopaedia. Since 1996, he is active as an anti-malware technology expert in the security industry and has been working for other security companies like Kaspersky Lab.
In this role, he gives consultancies, presentations and seminars all over the world. Several CERTs, press agencies and publications use his advice regularly. He has been interviewed and cited in over 5.000 media articles (print, online and broadcast) worldwide. In October of 2013, he published his first book in Belgium and the Netherlands, titled ‘Cyberdanger’ (Cybergevaar) followed in 2021 by Virus.
Member of the Board : Kristof Vanderstraeten, Director Cloud Alliances team EMEA, Fortinet – formerly Director Barracuda Networks
Kristof joined the LSEC board in 2018, after having been active for many years as a Member to LSEC. With his extensive international expertise and operational experience in working at large international security organisations, Kirstof wanted to contribute to the further development of the association and the market in Belgium and Europe. The Fortinet Public Cloud Security Solution. Cloud computing provides elastic and scalable infrastructure for applications, storage, and data that changes the way the world does business. In public clouds, infrastructure is offloaded to cloud providers such as Amazon Web Services (AWS) and Microsoft Azure, while security becomes a shared responsibility between the cloud service provider (CSP) and the enterprise tenant. Fortinet enables secure workloads in public clouds to ensure privacy and confidentiality while leveraging the cloud benefits of scalability, metering, and time-to-market.
Honary Members of the Board of Directos
During the many years, LSEC has been able to get the support and assistance of many respectable Industry and Academic leaders. The following people will continue to be honored for their past (and present) contributions to LSEC. The LSEC members and the team are gratefull for their support, expert advise and belief in the organization and capabilities of the association.
Johan Hermans, CEO CSI-Tools – part of Pathlock
Bart Steukers , CEO Agoria
Mohan de Silva, CEO MMS Secure
Jean-Luc Delvaux, international security solutions manager Proximus, formerly Telindus
Carlo Schupp, former Managing Partner Mia-Guard, Vinti-Q, Deloitte Belgium and Cybertrust – Ubizen
Stefaan Hinderyckx, Security Director Europe, NTT Security formerly Dimension Data
Dr. Marijke De Soete, Managing Director Security4Biz
Chris Van den Abeele, Security Solutions Trend Micro, formerly ATOS and Novell Belgium
Hugo Vanderveeken, Security Director ATOS Worldline
Baudouin Corluy, Director ICT, Agoria ICT
Patrick Slaets, Economical Advisor, Agoria ICT
Erwin Roels, Verizon Business
Bart Vansevenant, formerly Terremark, Verizon Business – Cybertrust – Ubizen
Should you be interested in participating to the activities of LSEC, as an Expert Member or as an Individual or Enterprise, we are welcoming your thoughts and contirbutions.