Freddy Dezeure

Independent Management Consultant

Freddy Dezeure

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Freddy Dezeure graduated from the KUL in Belgium, with a master of science in engineering in 1982. He was CIO of a private company from 1982 until 1987. He joined the European Commission in 1987 where he held a variety of management positions in administrative, financial and operational areas, in particular in information technology.


He set up the EU Computer Emergency and Response Team (CERT-EU) for the EU institutions, agencies and bodies in 2011 and made it into one of the most mature and respected CERTs in Europe. Until May 2017 he held the position of the Head of CERT-EU.


Presently, he is an Independent Management Consultant providing strategic advice in cybersecurity and cyber-risk management and acting as Board Member and Advisory Board Member in several high tech companies.


Thursday, 20th -9:50 a.m. to 10:40 p.m.

Concurrent session 5.4 - Auditing Cyber Security Risk: from nuisance to impact

Too often cyber security audits are perceived as check-box approaches, resulting in extensive action lists which take years to complete and may not mitigate the cyber risk. Using the NIST Cyber Security Framework to frame the corporate cyber security strategy, to interact with the Board, to comply with regulators and to audit progress can dramatically increase the impact of the auditors.


The presentation will provide insights in how this can be achieved, using practical examples from the field and references to useful sources of documentation to make it happen.

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