Deputy Director of the Centre for Cybersecurity Belgium
After having obtained a Master’s degree in Ancient History and Master’s degree in Information & Communication Technology at the ULB, Phédra Clouner started her carrier at the Belgian Ministry of Finance as IT Project Manager. Specializing in document management, enterprise content management and records management, she becomes responsible for information management, business intelligence and web content management at the Ministry of Justice. In parallel, she becomes chair of document@work, the belgo-Luxembourg-association for Enterprise Content Management and founds and manages the Belgian antenna of FEDISA international (the federation for information lifecycle management, storage and archiving). Given her passion for information security, she also took up a CISO function for the Ministry of Justice and evolves further in that area. She has been Deputy Director of the Center for Cybersecurity Belgium, the Belgian national cybersecurity agency, since its creation a little over 5 years ago. She’s Founding Member of the Women4Cyber Initiative, launched by European Cyber Security Organisation (ECSO). She’s also member of the Advisory board of The FIC (Forum International de la Cybersécurité). She was recognized in 2019 as one of the 50 women of influence in Cyber-security Europe by SC Magazine and as a privacy and security professionals across Europe by Data Protection World Forum-PrivSec.
“As we all know, and as I see it in my daily work, the cyber threat is constantly increasing and causing more and more damage… on the other hand, the number of cyber experts on the job market is still dramatically insufficient! I can only support the present initiative: not only does it highlight figures who are fighting this cyber threat every day, but, i am sure, it will also help to raise awareness of, and make more accessible, a sector that is still the victim of a few long-lasting stereotypes.”
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