Koen Vanhees

Security Operations Manager Cegeka


Koen Vanhees holds a master in electronics, but soon in his career his passion moved to Linux, scripting and automation.  Later on, he worked as a Unix consultant in an IAM project for one of Belgium’s biggest banks, and steadily his passion for security grew massively.  He currently holds a number of certificates (OSCP, GWAPT, GCFE, GMON) and as a security engineer at Cegeka he became an expert in a wide range of fields: security monitoring digital forensics, incident management, penetration testing, vulnerability management… 

Nowadays he acts as the Security Operations Manager in Cegeka’s SOC, being responsible for the proper operation of the team in all its facets and to develop a long term technical security strategy for Cegeka and its customers.

Machine Learning and Advanced Analytics in Today’s Cyber Security

With the increased amount of data, complexity and expectations, standard SIEM technology is no longer sufficient for proper and efficient detection and response.  Nowadays the expectations of a SIEM go beyond reporting and alerting: an open API is just as important.  At Cegeka we use our Big Data SIEM as the primary collection tool for logs, evidence and enrichment data, but we use Python and open source tools for the more challenging and innovative tasks. 

In this presentation we will show how we glue python, jupyter, automation and machine learning together in an environment that’s ready for the future challenges for a SOC, where data and insight are key and go beyond the traditional mindsets.

Are you the next cyber security superstar?

If you are passionate about an information security topic or you have strong technical skills developing researches on your own, you should definitely Apply at Call for Papers. By submitting you will have the chance to showcase your work to +2000 attendees.

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Orange Romania is the leader of the local telecom market and part of the Orange Group, one of the largest global telecommunications operators, connecting hundreds of millions of customers worldwide. With over 11 million customers and an annual turnover exceeding 1.5 billion euros, Orange Romania connects 1 in 2 Romanians and offers an extensive range of communication solutions to its customers, both individual users and companies, from basic services up to complete voice services, fixed and mobile data, TV services or smart home services, but also mobile financial services. Orange is also a leader in innovation investing yearly over 200 million euros in network infrastructure and R&D initiatives in Romania. In the past 3 years Orange has launched two 5G Labs in Bucharest and Iasi, that aim to support researchers, startups and companies to test their 5G solutions in advance. In addition, Orange is a long-term supporter of the startup ecosystem through the Orange Fab accelerator program designed to support entrepreneurs in the development of innovative products and their distribution locally and internationally. 

Orange Services was created in 2013 and is a 100% owned subsidiary of Orange Group. As a technology services company, our DNA is in IT, but our teams also work in other domains including mobile networks and a number of commercial and business functions. Orange Services is one of the largest technology hubs in the Orange Group, working internationally for both Orange corporate functions and country operations. Through a unique combination of cutting edge know-how and expertise, our teams provide a broad range of services: development and supervision of IT services in domains such as Big Data, Cloud, M2M, IoT, TV, Connected Objects; design and development of IT infrastructure and desktop solutions; testing & planning for mobile networks; implementation of supply chain solutions and also improvement of commercial & business performance including BI, CRM, Analytics, Digital learning and Customer Care. Visit us on LinkedIn.

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