Workshop Cyber for C-Suite


Target Audience This training aims to raise cyber awareness at the C-Suite and Board level and provide tools to manage the cyber risk in an active and integrated manner. The content is focused on the needs of non-technical senior executives and delivered in a language they understand.

It is delivered over the course of one day, including a table-top cyber exercise. The training can be integrated with an in-house brainstorming on cyber risk and mitigation. The training material includes useful references to support practical follow-up in the organisation.

Trainer Freddy Dezeure is a very experienced senior security executive with a strong track record in cyber security operations, policy, technology and risk management. Extensive operational management experience, both in line and support functions. Highly successful in setting up, managing and growing new departments in a complex international organization.

Has strong experience in supporting mature private and public organisations in improving their security posture and cyber risk management at strategic level. Recognized thought leader in security, risk and privacy. High level of peer recognition and access to a very extensive network in the cyber security community. Sought after speaker at conferences, sharing best practices in threat Intelligence, SOC operations, prevention programs, risk management.

Professional experience

  • 2017- CEO of Freddy Dezeure BVBA
    – Independent strategic advice on cyber security and risk management;
    – Training in cyber security and cyber risk management at C-Suite and Board level;
    – Member of the Board/Advisory Board of cyber security companies.
  • 2011-2017 Head of CERT-EU
    Designed, developed, implemented and managed the European Union Computer Emergency Response Team, protecting 60+ EU-level governmental entities in 28 countries with more than 100.000 users
  • 2007–2012 Head of External Audit Unit, European Commission DG INFSO / CNECT
  • 2003-2006 COO and CFO of the EC Joint Research Centre
  • 2002-2007 Head of Unit Corporate Development, Assistant to the DG, EC-JRC
  • 1999-2002 Head of Internal Audit Unit, EC-JRC
  • 1998-1999 Head of Unit Technology Transfer, EC-JRC
CPE Credits Earn 8 CPE (Continuing Professional Education) for attending this SIGS Workshop. Please request a confirmation.
Location Hilton Zurich Airport Hotel
Hohenbuehlstrasse 10
8152 Opfikon-Glattbrugg

There are a lot of free park lots available.
Train: railway station Zurich Airport – take the hotel shuttle

Date of Event on request – just send us an email

Language English

9:00 am – 5:30 pm Workshop incl. joint lunch
5:30 – open end Apéro Riche & Networking
Amar Singh will be onsite for Q&A

This vendor-independent workshop provides you:

1 Threat
An overview of the current threat landscape and insights in the expected evolution in coming years, based on advancements in technology, business processes and adversaries. What motivates your adversaries and which methods do they use? Assume breach.

2 Risk
A primer on cyber risk management and what a CEO really needs to know. About protection through understanding the key assets of the organisation and their risk of being compromised. How to integrate the cyber risk into the business risk? About Frameworks and critical preventive controls and managing the risks instead of hiding them.

3 Organise
A frank and candid discussion on what to expect from your CISO. Do you want the cyber risks to be made visible to you or taken care of for you? Where to position the CISO in your organization and what resources to allocate? Which are the KPIs and reporting mechanisms you should expect? How frequently do you want to see these reported to you? How to set up intelligence, prevention, detection and response mechanisms, processes and systems? How to recruit and retain specialised cyber staff in an extremely competitive environment?

4 Before the Dust Settles – Leading through a Crisis
Have a crisis response plan before the crisis hits. Comply with regulations on data asset management, impact assessment, pseudonymization and encryption as well as reporting obligations (NIS, GDPR). How to behave during a cyber incident? Who needs to be involved and when?
Who is in the lead during the crisis? What to say to your staff, your clients, the press and when? Cooperation with law enforcement: opportunities and pitfalls. Exercises and exchange of best practices with your peers.

5 Your Digital Footprint – Why Does It Matter?
A session on personal IT hygiene and managing your (and your executives’) social media footprint. How to be secure while travelling? How to safeguard your devices, your data and your credentials? With practical guidance based FD on the actual footprint of the participants and recommendations for mitigation.

Workshop Participant Fee
Fr. 1’500.— (including workshop material, lunch, beverages and apéro riche afterwards)

Special: money back guarantee if you are not really satisfied with this workshop

If you are interested in this workshop, just send us an email and we will contact you as soon as possible.

Cancellations of registration are free of charge until 30 days before. Cancellations received beyond this point will incur 100% of the admission fee. You will get an invoice for the respective amount. In any case, however, a delegate may be sent at no additional costs.

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