Eddy Willems

Eddy Willems

Security Evangelist

G DATA CyberDefense AG

Eddy Willems, from Belgium, is a well-known expert in security and malware. Currently he is a board member of two security industry organizations – EICAR (formerly the European Institute for Computer Antivirus Research) and LSEC (Leaders in Security) – and the resident Security Evangelist at G DATA CyberDefense AG. He studied Computer Science at IHB and VUB and started working as a Systems Analyst in 1984. He became a founding member of EICAR, one of Europe’s first IT security organizations, in 1991. In previous years he was active as an anti-malware technology expert for other security companies like Kaspersky Lab. In his current role, he gives presentations and seminars all over the world. Several CERTs, press agencies, print and online publications and broadcasting media, for example CNN, use his advice regularly. In 2013, he published his first book in Belgium and the Netherlands, titled ‘Cybergevaar’. In 2015 an updated version, ‘Cybergefahr’, was published in German-speaking countries. An updated and expanded English edition, ‘Cyberdanger’, was launched in 2019 worldwide.