Freddy Dezeure

Freddy Dezeure

Don't hide the risk, 
manage it.


Consultancy Services

Support on Strategic Level

  • Supporting an organisation to design their own cyber risk model and integrate it within existing business risk processes. Helping to implement a Cyber Security Framework.
  • Supporting an organisation to design a cyber crisis response plan.
  • Supporting the CISO/CIO of an organisation to review their cyber security strategy/plan, to design a cyber risk reporting mechanism and KPIs.
  • Supporting an organisation to identify and validate new suppliers, partners or customers in the cyber security space.
  • Supporting the practical implementation of GDPR and NIS legislation.
  • Delivering on site training and awareness raising to C-Suite and/or Board Members, including an interactive table-top exercise using a bespoke scenario.
  • Training the trainers, providing training material for end-users and administrators.

Support on Tactical Level

  • Briefing the technical leadership team on recent developments in the threat landscape, tools, techniques and provide feedback on security policies and security infrastructure plans.
  • Designing and producing an in-house Cyber Security Brief, summarising relevant recent cyber incidents and developments in tools and techniques.
  • Participating in design and implementation projects with respect to IT security, the setting up of SOCs, CSIRTs or cyber threat intelligence fusion cells.
  • Supporting an organisation to identify and establish relationships with specialised skills or resources.
  • Supporting an organisation to understand and implement the MITRE ATT&CK Framework.

Support on Technical Level

  • Supervising or supporting response to large-scale cyber incidents.
  • Supervising Red Team exercises and vulnerability assessment activities to determine weaknesses in the resilience and propose improvements.
  • Providing advice on the implementation of critical preventive controls.


Very experienced senior security executive with a strong track record in cyber security operations, policy, technology and risk management. Extensive operational management experience, both in line and support functions. Highly successful in setting up, managing and growing new departments in a complex international organization. Strong experience in supporting private and public organisations in improving their cyber risk management at strategic level. Hands on experience with high tech, research and entrepreneurship.

Recognized thought leader in security, risk and privacy. High level of peer recognition and access to a very extensive network in the cyber security community. Sought after speaker at conferences, sharing best practices in threat intelligence, SOC operations, prevention programs, risk management, privacy.

Since June 2017

CEO of Freddy Dezeure BV

Independent consultant, advising private enterprises and governments to improve their cyber resilience and cyber risk management. Trusted Advisor. Board Member and Advisory Board Member in cyber security start up companies (SpyCloud, Intel471, Cmd, Arctic Security, Corelight, oneclick, Attivo Networks).


Head of CERT-EU

Setting up and managing the European Union Computer Emergency Response Team, protecting 60+ EU-level governmental entities in 28 countries with more than 100.000 users.


EC DG INFSO Head of External Audit

Managing a Unit of financial auditors, verifying the compliance of EU research project funding in the area of Information Society.


EC Joint Research Centre (3000 scientists)

Various management functions including COO and CRO, managing finance, human resources and research programme, internal audit, quality management, intellectual property management and technology transfer.


EC Directorate General Human Resources

Various functions in IT management and human resources management.



CIO in private industry.


Events and Talks



22 October 2021 | Brussels - virtual | Videoconference

EU MITRE ATT&CK Community Workshop

01 June 2021 | Brussels - virtual | Videoconference

EU MITRE ATT&CK Community Workshop

19 November 2020 | Virtual | Data+AI Summit Executive Forum

Databricks Security Roundtable

23 October 2020 | Virtual | Videoconference

EU MITRE ATT&CK Community Workshop

21 October 2020 | Virtual | CYBER.CERIDES Launch Event

Three Questions

29 September 2020 | Private event | Nyenrode Business University

Cyber Risk at Board Level

23 September 2020 | Private Event | Ericsson Network Security Seminar

In the Eye of the Storm

17 September 2020 | Virtual | NCSC-NL Week van de detectie

MITRE ATT&CK - In Practice

16 September 2020 | Virtual | Invitation only event

Crowdstrike CSO Round Table

28 August 2020 | Virtual | ISACA Singapore - GTACS 2020

Effectively Applying MITRE ATT&CK In ICS

25 June 2020 | Virtual | Crowdstrike Virtual Forum

Top Of Mind

18 May 2020 | Virtual | Videoconference


27 February 2020 | San Francisco | RSA Conference

MITRE ATT&CK: The Sequel

25 February 2020 | San Francisco | RSA Conference

Frameworks, Mappings and Metrics: Optimise Your Time as CISO or Auditor

23 January 2020 | Brussels | Private event

Frameworks, Mappings and Metrics

25 October 2019 | Luxembourg | Alvisse Parc Hotel Dommeldange

EU MITRE ATT&CK User Group: Organiser and Chair

09 October 2019 | Seattle | King St. Ballroom & Perch at Embassy Suites by Hilton

ZeekWeek 2019: Keynote

20 September 2019 | Luxembourg | European Convention Center Luxembourg

Auditing cyber security risk: from nuisance to impact

13 June 2019 | Zurich | SIGS Technology Summit

ATT&CK in practice - a primer to improve your cyber defence

13 May 2019 | Lausanne | Private event.

Ethical dilemmas during technical reaction

09 May 2019 | Brussels | Eurocontrol

EU MITRE ATT&CK User Group: Organiser and Chair

07 May 2019 | Munich | Information Security Hub - Munich Airport

ISH Conference: How to set up your defence?

05 March 2019 | San Francisco | Moscone Conference Centre

ATT&CK in practice - a primer to improve your cyber defence

31 October 2018 | Zurich | Private event

UBS Cyber Risk Conference: Keynote speaker

19 October 2018 | Luxembourg | Alvisse Parc Hotel - 120 Route d’Echternach, 1453 Luxembourg

EU ATT&CK User Group: Organiser and Chair

12 October 2018 | Torino | Private event

Magneti Marelli General Affairs Symposium: Keynote speaker

02 October 2018 | Vancouver |

Ready Room Briefing

24 May 2018 | Luxembourg | Private event

ATT&CK in practice workshop: Organizer and Chair

16 April 2018 | San Francisco |

RSA Conference - 10 pitfalls to avoid in GDPR

15 March 2018 | Munich | Private event

Siemens CERT Anniversary Conference - Keynote

21 February 2018 | Lint | AED Studios

Infradata Summit - What makes 'Threat Intelligence" intelligent?

05 February 2018 | Hamburg |


07 December 2017 | Zurich | Private event

UBS Cybersecurity Conference - Keynote

29 November 2017 | Roosendaal |

VNDELTA - Cyber Security in Ports , Business as Usual? - With Lokke Moerel

24 November 2017 | Dublin |

IDC CISO Summit - Gain and Maintain the Attention of your C-Suite

23 November 2017 | Zurich |

SIGS SOC Forum - Keynote

18 October 2017 | London | Private event

Amazon ZonCon - Keynote

26 September 2017 | Washington |

Splunk .Conf - A day in the life of a GDPR breach

21 September 2017 | Washington |

Phantom Cyber User Conference - Keynote

05 September 2017 | Brussels | Private event

CERT-EU Conference - Keynote

10 July 2017 | Tallinn |

Cyber Security Summer School - Keynote

01 July 2017 | Private event |

Stichting Don fundraising event - Keynote

21 March 2017 | Lake Constance |

DFRWS/IMF - Keynote