Who is Eddy Willems?
Eddy studied Computer Science. After graduating, he went to work as a systems analyst and programmer in the commercial sector. As a young programmer, he soon confronted the issue of malware. “One day, I started my PC, but nothing happened. The only thing I saw was a message on the screen, asking me to transfer money to a certain account number. Without realising it at the time, this was my very first experience with ‘ransomware’; programs developed to take your PC hostage and only release it once payment has been made. Thankfully, I was able to overcome the issue in a few minutes and could continue my work without any problems.”
Eddy is now a guru when it comes to internet security and is a director in various organisations. Eddy is currently security evangelist at German security company G DATA CyberDefense. His main task involves spreading the ‘good word’ about anti-malware to the general public. Eddy is an inspirational speaker and presents lectures on cyber issues to all kinds of audiences across the globe, from children to seasoned experts.
Eddy Willems is an extremely good speaker. Our members really enjoyed his fascinating and very accessible lecture. I would recommend it to everyone!
Nadine de knock
Board member VIE Gent
We were very pleased with the lecture by Eddy Willems. Very punctual, nice presentation, fascinating storyteller and great interaction with the audience.
The lecture by Eddy Willems was a huge success. He is a fluent speaker who adapted perfectly to the audience, which mainly consisted of women over the age of 65. The many questions afterwards showed that the topic was of great interest. And he left plenty of time for this. I heard many enthusiastic reactions after the lecture. A few women asked for his contact details, so they could organise a lecture for another group. In our annual report, I said that I would recommend the lecture to everyone.
Zilveren Passer Kapellen
Eddy is one of the few people who combines a thorough knowledge of security and a clear, pleasant and fascinating way of storytelling.
Manager of Bepublic, former chief-editor of Het Nieuws at VTM