Cybersecurity Classrooms & MeetUp - FinTech Belgium


September 12th 2019
White & Case

Hacked by design, start with the principle you have to be stronger

A strong CyberSecurity and being secure by design are a prerequisite for any fintech to avoid jeopardising its life… Whether you do it to be compliant, not to be hacked, or to ensure a faster selling cycle of your product or your business, this full Day on CyberSecurity is a must-go-to event for any CEO and CTO.

Did you hear about Los Angeles County Department of Health Services’ data breach compromising patient records? Yet another cyberattack and you could be next! According to 2018 Hiscox Cyber Readiness Report, more than 7 out of 10 businesses are not prepared to respond to a cyber-attack. As technological innovation accelerate the transition to the digital world, hack threats and leaks are having a profound impact on the financial industry which is forced to constantly remodel its cybersecurity landscape. It is now more than ever time to be secure by design!



Morning Training 

CyberSecurity for FinTech Startups and Scale-ups

FinTech’s CEOs/CTOs, you ought to come!

The morning classroom will be dedicated to a more concrete and practical approach of the integration of cybersecurity within your product / fintech.

Get a better understanding of what “Secure by Design” implies. You will be given concrete architecture principles to be applied for a good integration of cybersecurity at the core of your business plan/product. Learn how to build security in the phases of a software development life cycle and discover tips and tricks such as set of general software security coding practices, in a comprehensive checklist format, that can be integrated into the development lifecycle.

You will explore how a secure Digital ID and legal electronic signature are key aspects to ensuring certainty and building trust among market operators

Finally, real examples of forms will be presented to you to give you some insight on Third Party Security Assessment, the entry door for FinTechs to Banks.

If you are a fintech’s CEO/CTO, this morning classroom was tailored for you. Learn from experienced cybersecurity experts such as Peter WINKELMANSPatrick NOLLETPierre ALEXISPhilippe CORNETTE and Maxime RAPAILLE, …

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Afternoon Training 

CyberSecurity Governance

FinTech’s CEOs, shareholders and bankers, welcome to our afternoon classroom!

The afternoon training will be dedicated to the importance of integrating CyberSecurity at the core of the business development of your fintech/product.

The first keynote speaker, Patrick Wheelerwill open your eyes on the risks our industry is facing, cyberattacks trends, new technologies bringing new hacking techniques, … Be ready to get chills down your spine.

We’ll then explain to you why and how a risk-based approach can lead to an effective cybersecurity. Considering risks before processes and required technical capabilities will lead you to proactive technology reviews and business planning. You will test the cyber readiness of your product/fintech on an evidence-based approach, in other words, against a real-world threats.

We will cover the ever-expanding compliance cosmos and delve into how it will shape and impact your CyberSecurity governance. Let us guide you through the labyrinth and discover key guidelines and best practices to manage your cybersecurity related risk

Thomas Plomteux will give you the opportunity to know better the Prudential IT Supervision team from the National Bank of Belgium: its mission, its main activities, the interactions with the ECB, the regulatory framework, best practices in IT/cyber governance and cyber resilience, some typical observations, etc.

Lastly, we will finish our day with a unique interview where Steven Chabinsky interviewed by Thierry Bosly will share with you his experience and insights as an ex-FBI Cyber Leader.

This qualitative content will be delivered during this afternoon classroom by experienced cybersecurity experts such as by Luc CASTANPhilippe CORNETTEGiselle VAN TORNOUT and Willem Van de Wiele.

Our Speakers



What does it take in terms of time and resources?

Learn how cybersecurity is key to selling your product or your business to a large financial actor and how to prove to them you are worthy of their trust and data. Get to hear from a bank what is expected and required from a fintech, how they work and process your requests. Through their testimonials and pitches, discover how 6 fintechs can help you with this great challenge.


Welcome Drink
Keynote speakers
– Michel Akkermans for Pamica

Fintech testimonials and pitches
– Laurie-Anne Bourdain for Isabel Group
– François Lecocq for Digitribe
– Filip Verbeke for Complidata
– Loeiz Cadiou for Transformation Catalysts

Eat, meet and drink
Panel discussion – Q&A
Let’s eat, meet and drink

Our Speakers

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