IDC Security - Benelux

Elevating Security for Digital Trust & Risk Management​

DIGITAL FORUM | September 16, 2020




The security industry has passed an inflection point. Whether organizations realize it or not, this inflection point has put security at the heart of everything. Security operational excellence is table stakes, a prerequisite for every organization to function securely, efficiently, and effectively. Risk management goes hand in hand with that, quantifying security measures in the context of the business to demonstrate the business value of security.

IDC views the achievement of lasting "digital trust" as the apex — the realization of full alignment between security and business, providing a fundamental basis of trust that connects the organization, employees, partners, and customers.

IDC’s Security Roadshow 2020 will provide a review of industry trends and guidance to security professionals and the key factors to consider in their strategic planning when allocating resources as part of shrinking the organization's attack surface, reducing security and privacy risk, and developing efficiencies in security technology.

Join IDC's leading European security research team to explore how security is now a strategic business imperative and how technology solutions are ensuring security while enabling support for organizations' digital transformation programs.


General Information


September 16, 2020


10:00 - 13:00

Key Topics


Security Operational Excellence

Enterprises need to integrate for effectiveness, automate for efficiency, build "security by design" into company culture, and outsource to specialists who can fill in any gaps around scale and capability.


Risk Management

Risk bridges the gap between security and business through quantification and context. A risk-driven security strategy will have greater impact and justify security investment.


Security Governance

New technologies arriving on the wave of digital transformation (DX) bring uncertainty from the control perspective. Setting a governance model that links business objectives and security goals is key to sustaining business performance.


Digital Trust

Trust is the outcome of full alignment between security and business throughout the organization. Trust applies to governance, transactions, and supply ecosystems, creating a positive cycle of enhancing corporate and industry security practices.


Building Resilience

Every day that an organization has systems compromised or suffers downtime can cost millions of dollars. Building resilience into the infrastructure is crucial for maintaining operations despite attacks or outages, and thus minimizing risk.


AI, ML, and Security Automation

Complexity of threats and alert volumes are major challenges for security teams. Harnessing ML and AI for security automation empowers analysts to provide security value to the business while building security seamlessly into enterprise processes.


Time Event & Speakers

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Welcome by IDC


IDC Keynote: Elevating Security for Digital Trust and Risk Management

Romain Fouchereau

Research Manager, IDC

How Identity and Access Management (IAM) can add business value AND deliver on the security strategy

Barry McMahon

Senior International Product Marketing Manager, LastPass by LogMeIn

As the business looks to security to add more value and assume the role of business enabler, many security leaders find themselves at a crossroads. How can they add the value that the board demands through enabling the business, and solve challenges within their own departments?

In this talk, Barry will briefly discuss five key topics that will demonstrate why IAM is the common theme that will help solve these problems and unlock the true potential of security leaders, in-turn elevating their position within the business. These insights are based on a recently published European IDC report sponsored by LastPass.


Continuous Vulnerability Management: Striving for a 14-Day SLA

Gerard Sloots

Territory Manager BLX, Ivanti
  • When threat actors exploit weaknesses in an organization’s IT infrastructure, the consequences can be devastating to productivity, reputation, and financially. 
  • Without treating cybersecurity as an ongoing process, hackers can find, weaponize, deploy, and attack your infrastructure faster than your team can patch the vulnerability leaving your infrastructure unprotected. Your systems may be secure today, but next week, a cybersecurity criminal may discover and exploit a critical vulnerability in your environment. 
  • Learn some quick tips on how to execute continuous vulnerability management effectively.

How to get control on changes to your ERP systems and obtaining audit comfort

Rik Holvoet

CIO, BekaertDeslee
  • Why the traditional change management processes did not work for our(mid-sized) company
  • The journey of building trust with auditors
  • Understanding the interaction between business, IT and audit

Break with Meetings and Networking


Why Cyber Security Consolidation Matters. A survey of IT Security Stakeholders

Christof Jacques

Cyber Security Evangelist & Security Engineer, Checkpoint Software Technologies Ltd.

Enabling the Autonomous SOC

Willem Navest

Major Account Manager - Northern Europe, Palo Alto Networks

Security Operations Centers (SOCs) are characterized by chaos, struggling with siloed tools, manual processes, and reliant on the old premise of high-volume, low-fidelity rule-based correlation for everything from detection to investigation. The tightly integrated offering of Cortex XDR and XSAOR transforms SOCs from cost centers to business enablers, providing unified prevention, analytics-based detection across data sources, centralized case management, one-click attack investigation, and automated playbook-driven response that removes reduces MTTD and MTTR for every security use case. As your lean SOC transforms to an automated proactive model, so do your analysts, spending less time on manual reactive processes and more on hunting for unknown threats and transferring knowledge gained into future improvement.


Securing remote workers

Alex Lancee

Specialist Chrome Enterprise for Google, Google Chrome Enterprise

With the proliferation of COVID-19 across the globe, the need for a remote working strategy has become paramount to keep businesses running. Technologies such as Chromebooks, Chrome Browser, and SaaS applications have helped make this strategy a reality, providing access to critical data wherever employees may be working from during this challenging time. However, this way of working has created new security challenges for IT departments, who may not be equipped to address these issues. In this session, we’ll walk through Google’s solutions to ensure your business can keep secure, even in a remote working environment.


Break with Meetings and Networking​


Roundtable Discussions (Parallel Sessions)

Roundtable 1

12:10 - 12:25

Rebooting the SOC Roundtable

Richard Cassidy

Senior Director, Security Strategy, Exabeam

Roundtable 2

12:10 - 12:25

Where is the trust in Zero Trust?

Edwin Weijdema

Principal Security Architect EMEA, Veeam

Charlotte Thygesen Poulsen

Vice President, Events and GMS, IDC Benelux,, IDC Nordic

Roundtable 3

12:10 - 12:25

Do you know where your data is at 5 o’clock in the morning?

Dean De Blieck

Network Solutions Architect, Axians

Romain Fouchereau

Research Manager, IDC

Key take-aways from the day

Charlotte Thygesen Poulsen

Vice President, Events and GMS, IDC Benelux,, IDC Nordic

Networking and meetings


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