Join the CyberWayFinder community on 14 March, 2019 for an exciting discussion around Cyber Threat Intelligence. Our speaker is Becky Pinkard, VP, IT and Intelligence at Digital Shadows, is a renowned practitioner and commentator on the information security sector who has been working in information technology since 1996. 

A security transformation expert, Becky has built and managed global information security teams, designed risk and compliance strategies, led security audits and assessments, and developed security awareness training in small and large environments. She began her current role with Digital Shadows in December, 2015.

Becky was a SANS Institute certified instructor for over a decade, beginning her training career with SANS in 2001. She has also served as a GIAC Certified Intrusion Analyst advisory board member and on the Strategic Advisory Council for the Center for Internet Security. Becky has co-authored "Nmap in the Enterprise" and "Intrusion Prevention and Active Response, Deploying Network and Host IPS".

Thursday, March 14 2019

6:00 PM – 8:00 PM CET

Location: BeCentral 10-12 Cantersteen, 1000 Bruxelles




Join author Bruce Hallas on the 27th as he shares some of his findings described in his newest book, Re-Thinking The Human Factor. A book singing will follow the reading.

What makes humanity great is the root cause behind why people are the weakest link when it comes to security. It’s a biological fact! On a deeply personal level Bruce has faith in humanity. But is this belief rational? Or, more to the point, is there evidence to back this belief up? 

These questions will be tackled by Bruce in this new edition of CWF's forum. He will share a part of what he discovered as part of his Re-thinking the Human Factor research project. Including, one of the fundamental limitations in CS, in nearly every effort to date to drive positive security behaviours.

Wednesday, February 27 2019

6:00 PM -  9:00 PM

Location: BeCentral 10-12 Cantersteen, 1000 Bruxelles


Cyber Diplomacy - Can we hope to succeed in this? : CWF TALKS

The internet is an infrastructure not only dominated by people, companies and criminals, but also by nation states. The way in which countries have been engaging with cyberspace, will likely have a lasting impact on the internet. Efforts to establish global norms of state behavior in cyberspace have had mixed results, and have spurred numerous discussions in the international fora. Our speaker will provide insights on this global debate, and shed light to developments of international law on cyber conflict.

Come and join us for a talk, and fireside chat, with Nathalie Van Raemdonck of the EU Institute of Security Studies - facilitated by Rosanna Kurrer of CWF.

Nathalie Van Raemdonck – associate analyst in the field of Cyber Diplomacy at EU Institute for Security Studies. Nathalie has worked across a number of prominent cyber security roles in her home country of Belgium. She is currently tasked with research, policy analysis and outreach activities for the EU Cyber Direct project, supporting EU cyber diplomacy efforts. She has recently been included in SCMagazine's Top 50 most influential women in cyber security UK.

Wednesday, December 20 2018

6:30 PM – 9:00 PM CET

Location: BeCentral 10-12 Cantersteen, 1000 Bruxelles


Paying it Forward; Women in Cybersecurity who help strengthen the internet

 "Behind every great man, there's a great woman cleaning up the mess"

Women are often the silent driving forces behind great things happening, in cybersecurity this is no different. For its next Women in Cybersecurity meetup, CyberWayFinder would like to put the spotlight on those women sacrificing their time, energy and patience and listen to their motivations and drive to help strengthen the internet. 

We will have a panel discussion with a few warriors for the good cause, followed by some networking with other women in cybersecurity. 

Stella Dineva had started her IT career in communications technologies and security. Assuming early responsibilities for governmental Network Security Administration in her home country of Bulgaria, Stella has had the opportunity to demonstrate not only her Technical prowess but, steadily, growing into an experienced, all round Information Security Manager with Security contributions within the Financial Industry.

Since her days at ING, Stella has pioneered the development of communities that strengthen, engage and motivate Women in IT and her drive to see a fair and equal opportunities workplace has led her to contribute assume a seat role at the Ingenico’s Women Network board and a within the Belgian OWASP chapter.

Outside work Stella is a mother, wife and video game enthusiast. 

Stephanie Vanroelen is passionate about security. She has multiple years of experience as a penetration tester and security researcher. She often gives talks and trainings to other security professionals. Stephanie is a co-organizer of BruCON, the Belgian based annual Hacker and security conference, and founder of cyberSKool, teaching kids IT security awareness and hacking by doing STEM related activities.

18h30: arrival, snacks and drinks will be provided
19h30: panel discussion
20h15: networking

Wednesday, November 21 2018

6:30 PM  10:00 PM

Location: BeCentral 10-12 Cantersteen, 1000 Bruxelles


CWF's welcoming event

Have you felt like it’s the perfect time to level up in your career? If so, CWF is inviting all women, regardless of their educational or professional background, to our welcoming event on the 10th of September. 

During this event we aim to explain the ‘how and why’ CyberWayFinder is helping you to succeed in this thrilling field, answer all your questions as well as explaining profoundly what it means to be a cybersecurity practitioner. On top of that, you'll have the chance to meet current CWF participants.

The event will start with a presentation, which covers the following: 
- A detailed explanation about the program
- Explaining the role of a cybersecurity professional
- Explaining the application process

Monday, September 10 2018

6:45 PM  8:00 PM

Location: BeCentral 10-12 Cantersteen, 1000 Bruxelles


Friends of Women in Cybersecurity Meetup: Phedra Clouner & Marijke Vinck

Women in Cybersecurity are a rare breed in Belgium. Less than 7% of the industry is female! 

On the second Women in Cybersecurity meetup organized by CyberWayFinder, we invite all women, men and those in between to become friends with other women in cybersecurity and strengthen the network. 

For this meetup, we also invited two very remarkable women in cybersecurity to speak:

Phedra Clouner is the Deputy-Director of the Centre for Cybersecurity Belgium (CCB). Originally a Historian, Phedra specialized in document management and archiving. Her interest in securing information led her onto the path of cybersecurity, first as an information security officer at the ministry of Justice, and later setting up the national cybersecurity centre at the Prime Minister office. Not only is she now a subject matter expert, Phedra excells in her job through her way of communicating. A charming and enthusiastic speaker, "il faut ajouter des strass et des paillettes" is how she navigates with difficult policy matters. 

Marijke Vinck is the Head of Operations for EY's Cyber Centre of Excellence. Starting out as a linguist, Marijke soon discovered how she could apply those skills in speech technology and artificial intelligence. After she took a seat at EY's EMEA Leadership team, she followed her passion for Cyber and helped set up EY's Cyber Centre of Excellence. 

Phedra and Marijke will speak about their careers in cybersecurity, how they've leveraged their diversity in mindset and used it to their advantage in the cybersecurity workplace. 

All welcome to join for a drink, a bite and some networking at the BeCentral Co-working space!

Monday, May 14 2018

6:30 PM  9:30 PM

Location: BeCentral 10-12 Cantersteen, 1000 Bruxelles