The cyber security challenges of 2017 and beyond

Every year we see a number of new buzzwords or ‘new trends’ come to the surface. Some can be considered as ‘trendwatcher bla bla’, but others you better take seriously.

What are the real game-changers in the IT landscape? On what topics should you stay informed?
According to SecureLink, these challenges will define your cyber security strategy for 2017 and beyond:

  • GDPR: The Global Data Protection Regulation will come into effect by May 2018. These measurements are new for every company in Europe. So there is no example to follow. No best practice at this point. That’s exactly the reason the road to GDPR readiness won’t be a pick nick.
  • New generation of mobile workers: Today’s and tomorrow’s employees require more flexible workspaces. Can you go virtual and safely enable your workspace at the same time? Yes, you can!
  • Resources, talent & manageability: Security experts are hard to find and most internal IT departments already have their hands full with everyday tasks.  How do you relieve your IT department without compromising security? How can Managed Services provide an adequate response?
  • Artificial Intelligence: What’s all the fuzz about? AI and Machine Learning are becoming hot, also in cyber security applications. The first use of AI in our industry can be seen in Endpoint Security. Why? Simply because traditional Anti-Virus solutions aren’t working anymore. So it’s not a ‘Men versus Machines’ matter: Embrace the new technologies and use them to your benefit!

Do you want to know more about these topics and how they contribute to a 360° approach to cyber security?

Sign up for the SecureLink Security Summit in Nivelles on May 11, 2017.


By the way: Since we hold this summit at the golf course in Nivelles, we would like to use this opportunity to invite golfers with a handicap for a game of golf in the morning.

Dress code: Jeans are not permitted

Thanks to:

Practical Information

When: May 11, 2017

Start golf: 8:00 (optional – registrations close on April 14)*

Start Security Summit: 12:30

Place to be: Golf Château de la Tournette, Chemin de Baudemont 21, 1400 Nivelles

*for golfers with a min. handicap of 45
*Jeans are not permitted 


8:00 Welcome coffee (optional)

8:30 Golf game (optional)



12:30 Welcome reception and registration + lunch

13:20 Moving towards GDPR readiness
– By Simen Van der Perre, Business Developer GDPR at SecureLink

14:00 Now is the right time to (re)-consider VDI to enable a Secure Workspace!
– By Bob Deleeck, Business Developer SecureWorkspace at SecureLink

14:40 Break

15:00 Why we fail at cybersecurity, and how we can fix it
– By Peter Beerten, Business Developer SecureProtect at SecureLink

15:40 Joint demo by Citrix and Cylance

16:40 Apéro

17:20 Dinner


Do you have a question or would you like more information? Please, do not hesitate to contact us.