Stefaan Hinderyckx

Stefaan Hinderyckx

How Al is a blessing and a threat to cybersecurity

Welcome to a journey into the future of cybersecurity in a world where Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning are not just buzzwords, but powerful tools shaping our everyday lives. As these technologies race ahead, they bring with them new opportunities, but also new challenges and risks. Today, we stand at the intersection of innovation and caution, of potential and prudence.

In this keynote, we will delve into how AI-driven operations can transform the security landscape, making it more efficient, responsive, and proactive. We will discuss how AI can help us detect threats in real-time and respond swiftly, turning the tide in our favour.

But as we embrace these advancements, we must also be aware of the unique challenges they pose. We will explore the vulnerabilities inherent in AI and Machine Learning systems, and the unique attack vectors they present.

In an era where AI and ML are rapidly evolving, it is crucial to stay informed and prepared for the potential threats they may pose. This keynote will help you to navigate these new challenges.

Stefaan is a seasoned veteran in the IT industry with an impressive 35-year career. His journey began at KU Leuven, where he earned a master’s degree in computer science and an MBA. Over the years, he has carved out a niche in Cybersecurity and Networking, dedicating 25 years to these fields. 

Stefaan’s expertise has led him to prestigious roles with global ICT giants such as Symantec, Verizon, Unisys, Getronics, and Dimension Data. Today, he is the Senior Vice President for Cybersecurity at NTT, where he is transforming the way we view security solutions.

Stefaan’s unique approach focuses on translating the complex elements of technology, people, and processes into tangible business value. This outcomes-focused strategy has made him a sought-after figure among NTT’s strategic global clients.

A frequent speaker at industry and government cybersecurity events, Stefaan is known for his insights on the transformative potential of cybersecurity technology for business and society. His passion and dedication are not just shaping the future of cybersecurity but also influencing the next generation of IT leaders. 

The Keynote Speakers of Cybersec Europe 2024