The Zeek Leadership Team is pleased to announce that Freddy Dezeure will keynote ZeekWeek 2019 which will take place in Seattle, Wash., Oct. 8-11, 2019.

Dezeure’s ’s keynote, “Threats are changing, so are we as defenders”, will present insights into the current attack trends used by adversaries, their motives and techniques and the challenges these create for enterprises. Dezeure will highlight changes to – and increased dependency on – our infrastructure. He will also provide an overview on what innovative new methods the threat hunting community is creating as well as share practical guidance and pointers to best practices and tools.

“The changing threat landscape requires us to continuously adapt our defenses to mitigate the risk to our organizations and the society as a whole to an acceptable level,” said Dezeure of his keynote topic. “Complacency is not an option.”

The keynote will take place Wednesday, Oct. 9 at 9:30 a.m.

Registration is open! Make sure you register soon, prices will increase on Aug. 1, 2019.

About Freddy Dezeure: Freddy Dezeure graduated from the KUL in Belgium, with a master of science in engineering in 1982. He was CIO of a private company from 1982 until 1987. He joined the European Commission in 1987 where he held a variety of management positions in administrative, financial and operational areas, in particular in information technology. He set up the EU Computer Emergency and Response Team (CERT-EU) for EU institutions, agencies and bodies in 2011 and made it into one of the most mature and respected CERTs in Europe. Until May 2017 he held the position of the Head of CERT-EU. Presently, he is an independent management consultant providing strategic advice in cybersecurity and cyber-risk management and serving as a board member and/or advisory board member for several technology companies.

About ZeekWeek: ZeekWeek (formerly BroCon) is the most important community event for users, developers, incident responders, threat hunters and architects who rely on the open-source Zeek network security monitor as a critical element in their security stack. Attending ZeekWeek is your opportunity to learn from the open-source Zeek founders, experts and enthusiasts (of all levels).