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JAN DE BLAUWE

Head of Global Security, BNP Paribas Fortis

How to effectively manage cyber risks inalienable to digital transformation?

As they embrace digital transformation, organizations are confronted with a challenge: how to effectively manage the cyber risks that are a seemingly inalienable part of everything digital? How to organize for this new task? What structures to put in place? What business outcomes to expect?

With nearly 20 years of cyber management experience, Jan De Blauwe will recommend a number of pragmatic approaches to these questions; and discuss opportunities for value creation and maturity acceleration through closer cooperation within and across sectors.

Cybersecurity A matter which concerns all of us

Jan De Blauwe is responsible for cyber security, business continuity, data protection and privacy, and physical security within BNP Paribas Fortis. This role includes the definition and execution of the security strategy, management of the bank’s central security team, delivery of a broad range of security services and of the cyber risk management system and reporting. Jan De Blauwe is also the chairman of Secursys, the Febelfin committee responsible for cyber security, and of the Belgian Cyber Security Coalition. Prior to joining BNP Paribas in 2007, he was VP of corporate accounts at Ubizen/Cybertrust (now part of Verizon Business). He holds a Ph.D. degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of Leuven, and an MBA from New York University.