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