Cybersecurity: raising awareness and taking action
While 2023 will have been a record year in terms of cyber attacks, we should not expect to see
the rate of cyber incidents decrease in 2024. While companies are investing more and more in
cybersecurity, companies also need to educate and train their employees.
2024 is not yet over, but we already know that records will be broken in terms of (cyber-)attacks.
(cyber-)security attacks. In fact, the Beltug association of CIOs and digital technology
and digital technology leaders recently pointed out that security and privacy awareness and
privacy awareness and IT security governance strategy were in the top 3 priorities of Belgian
priorities for Belgian ICT decision-makers. Furthermore, in the top 10, no fewer than 6 priorities were
related to cyber security. For its part, the federation of technology companies Agoria has just
unveiled a study showing that in 2021 Belgium suffered no fewer than 37,982
cybercrime incidents, i.e. more than 100 cyberattacks per day, an increase of
37% compared with 2019. And still in 2020, 42% of Belgian SMEs were confronted with a
In addition, teleworking and the acceleration of digitisation and use of the cloud have
the absolute urgency of deploying an effective security strategy within organisations
organisations whose IT platforms and data must be accessible remotely and
accessible 24/7/365. From now on, both employees and partners (customers
partners (customers, suppliers, etc.) expect to have access at all times to the organisation's IT resources and data.
resources and data. As a result, the perimeter of a company's activities is becoming blurred and
security becomes global and omnipresent.

Echoing the Security Forums organised in Belgium since 2018 and the first
Security Forum organised in France in April 2022, event organiser Mark-Com
event organiser Mark-Com Event will be staging the 7th Security Forum Belgium on 3 October as part of a
in partnership with the Cyber Security Coalition.
This event will provide an opportunity to take stock of the security challenges posed by an increasingly international, digital and connected environment.
increasingly international, digital and connected environment. The aim is to
offer company managers and IT decision-makers a pragmatic approach to their
their concerns by presenting the latest technological developments in this area, as well as
the latest technological developments in this field, as well as giving them the opportunity to meet the players in the
who can support them in their security policy.

Date: 3 October 2024 - 8.30am to 5pm

Address: Van Der Valk Hotel Nivelles-Sud Van Der Valk Hotel Nivelles-Sud - Chaussée de Mons 22, 1400 Nivelles

Press partnership: Solutions magazine for Belgium and Soluxions for Luxembourg, on-line magazine Regional IT -Wallonie-Bruxelles,                    Global Security Mag.


How do I get to the Van der Valk Hotel?

By car :

  • Motorway E19/A7 Paris-Brussels exit 19 "Wavre - Nivelles-Sud".
  • Motorway E420/A54 Charleroi-Brussels exit 20 "Petit-Roeulx - Nivelles-Sud".
  • N25 Wavre/Louvain-la-Neuve-Nivelles and R24 direction "Braine-le-Comte - Nivelles-Sud".

Numerous free parking spaces will be available in front of the hotel.

By train :

  • Nivelles SNCB station: 3 KM
  • Brussels-Midi station (Eurostar, ICE and Thalys): 32.5 KM

By bus :

From Nivelles station :

  • TEC 72 (direction MANAGE Gare) - Get off at the Nivelles Shopping stop
  • TEC 74 (towards Feluy Place) - Get off at the Nivelles Shopping stop

More information : sur Van der Valk Hotel : click here

To find out more about the venue : please click here

Including 3 October 2024, Industrial Cybersec Forum 2024