Marc is a recognized expert on information & cybersecurity, data protection & privacy and IT audit
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Marc is an expert in security, privacy and audit in a digital world. He is a popular international keynote speaker. In his keynote presentations, Marc inspires his audience on practical solutions with examples based on his own experiences. Marc studied applied economics at the University of Antwerp, information management at the University of Hasselt and applied economics & ICT at the University of Leuven. Marc worked in his professional career for large consulting organisations like IBM, Arthur Andersen, KPMG and Protiviti, but also for professional IT service organization Smals. He is currently the CISO at Esko, an international company focused on supporting and managing the packaging and print processes.
My digital expertise allows me to quickly analyze how your enterprise may best integrate digital at its core in the most beneficial way.
Data Protection & Privacy
Digital transformations are surging. Too much too often, however, the protection and privacy of data are neglected. I am here to guide you.
Information & Cyber Security
It is the sheer amount of data we share that makes us vulnerable and opposes a security risk.
- HOGENT : member of the audit committee
- Erasmus Hogeschool Brussel: member of the audit committee
- AP Hogeschool: member of the audit committee
- SAI : president of the board of directors
- InfoSecurity Belgium : member of the advisory group
- ENISA : past-member of the Permanent Stakeholder Group
- ISACA Belgium : past president
- ISACA International : past board member and member of the nominating committee
- Vlaamse Toezichtscommissie : past deputy member
- ISACA CISA since 1997
- ISACA CISM since 2004
- ISC2 CISSP since 2006
- ISACA CGEIT since 2010
- ISACA CRISC since 2012
- GUBERNA Certified Director since 2012
- Cyberrisks: a new daily reality presented in 10 cases from Belgium, 2017 Politeia
- Continuïteit in de publieke sector, 2015 Vandenbroele
- Information security explained via movies, 2019 Politeia
Inspirational IT security & Privacy quotes
“Passwords are like underwear: do not let people see it, change it very often, and you should not share it with strangers.”Chris Pirillo
“In the world of cyber security, the last thing you want is to have a target painted on you.”Tim Cook
“My message for companies that think they have not been attacked is: You are not looking hard enough.”James Snook
“If you think technology can solve your security problems, then you do not understand the problems and you do not understand the technology.”Bruce Schneier
“If you spend more on coffee than on IT security, you will be hacked. What's more, you deserve to be hacked.”Richard Clarke
“In the very near future, cyber security exercises are going to be absolutely expected of all companies by regulators.”Michael Vatis