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Digital identities on the blockchain

Digipolis, the IT provider for several belgian cities, including Toreon’s hometown of Antwerp, hosted a great event on 24/5 around identities on the blockchain. Most important subject was the creation of ‘self-souvereign identities’. These allow individuals to take control over their identity and the dissemination of personal information. Trust in a person’s identity can be…

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Belgian Cyber Security Challenge CTF: A Junior’s View

The Belgian Cyber Security Challenge is a Capture-The-Flag game that’s focused on cybersecurity. The event is organised by Toreon’s friends NVISO. Timeline: Wednesday 10 am started my team’s 32 hour adventure; capturing as many flags as we could possibly find. 10:30 am: first blood! After half an hour we already found a first flag that placed us…

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Why the IT-OT Convergence is all about knowledge sharing

After attending the fifth Cyber and SCADA Security for Oil & Gas Industry conference, it became apparent lots of companies are having a hard time with the mingling of IT staff in the OT/ICS environments; the so-called IT-OT Convergence. My personal opinion is that the involvement of the IT people in OT environments is a…

What skills should Data Protection Officers have?

Willem De Beuckelaere, the President of the Belgian Privacy Commission, gave the closing remarks yesterday (26/04/18) at the Cyber Security Coalition’s event in Brussels. An element of uncertainty in the data privacy industry is the GDPR’s requirement for certain organisations to appoint a DPO. The IAPP has predicted that the world needs 75,000 Data Protection…