Stefaan Hinderyckx


The end of the world as we know it? How to tackle security risks in Internet of Things

The Internet of Things or IoT has been widely publicised by the media over recent years. The integration of IT, OT and IoT poses unique challenges to security leaders. Ranging from email spamming fridges to the end of the world as we know it. The reality is, we face a situation where some devices are becoming internet enabled just because they can. At the same time, we adopt internet devices with little thought of our data, because they offer accessing something in a way that makes it easier for us. So how will we deal with the "Internet of Threats"?

 A graduate of the KU Leuven, Stefaan holds a Master degree in Computer Science and an MBA. Stefaan has 28 years of experience in the IT industry, 18 of which in Security. Stefaan has held numerous senior, pan-European positions with global ICT companies including Symantec, Verizon, Unisys and Getronics. As Dimension Data's European Director for Security, one of Stefaan's key focus areas is to translate the technology, people and process elements of our cybersecurity solutions into tangible business value. This outcomes-focused approach puts his services in high demand among Dimension Data's strategic global clients. Stefaan is a frequent speaker at industry and government cybersecurity events on the innovation potential of security technology to transform business and society.

Security Director Europe @ Dimension Data