Let’s meet at Security Event Black Hat Sessions 2019

The Black Hat Sessions (BHS) is Secura's annual security conference. Launched sixteen years ago as an afternoon to share knowledge, it has grown into a renowned event in the world of IT security. At BHS you will be informed about the latest trends, threats and solutions in the world of digital security. The theme for this year is: Protecting your Critical Systems. Cyber hacks are in the news every day. We all know about the relevance of digital security. But how to protect ourselves? Get inspired by our speakers on how they deal with their challenges.

National and international speakers will bring you up-to-date on security issues in critical sectors, including government, finance, insurance, government, energy, healthcare, chemical industry and high-tech. All you need to know to protect your critical systems and better secure your organisation’s critical assets.

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Allow experts from the field to inform you in just one day! Add the code in the online registration form to get 10% off and only pay € 280 excl. VAT per person. Are these sessions interesting for your colleagues as well? If you register more than 5 participants at the same time, you will receive a 10% extra group discount.


The day-long programme consists of technical sessions, keynotes, lessons learned, workshops, a student Capture the Flag (CTF) and more. We are proud to present the following keynote speakers:

Victor Gevers, founder of GDI Foundation and Chairman of Global CERT. Victor found vulnerabilities in complex databases, servers, NAS devices and prevented valuable data from getting leaked. During the BHS Victor will provide more insight into the techniques he uses to identify and alert on such huge data leaks.

Jos Wetzels, Principal Security Consultant and Security Researcher in embedded systems at Secura. Jos will discuss the cyber-physical attack lifecycle, illustrated by real-word case studies, and how to leverage insights into that lifecycle in order to inform effective critical infrastructure defense strategies.

Elsine van Os, founder and CEO of Signpost Six. Working for years in the Oil and Gas sector, a high risk environment for all forms of (cyber) security threats, Elsine and the industry simultaneously grew up with growing threats in the cyber domain. Get inspired by this keynote on how you can reduce risk and stop insider threats from impacting your business.


Managerial break out sessions

In multiple sector case studies various speakers will address how they deal with security and how to increase cyber resilience within their business. The sessions will be closed with a lively panel discussion.

sector case studies

The following speakers will inspire you on how they deal with their challenges:

  • Geert Pater, Manager Vehicle Standards Development at RDW

  • Max Geerling, Executive Advisor at Dutch Payments Association

  • Ben Kokx, Director Product Security at Philips

  • Anderson Domingues, Information Security Manager at LyondellBasell

  • Paul Wijninga, Advisor at Agentschap Telecom

  • Wouter Wissink, Principal Cyber Risk Engineer & Technology Industry Practitioner at Chubb


TEchnical break out sessions

Join our national and international experts from the field as they present their in-depth technical approach and current researches and innovative solutions to the unsolved problems facing the industry.

Technical deep dives

For the more tech-savvy amongst us, we have various technical sessions lined up:

  • Carlo Meijer, PhD candidate at the Digital Security group at the Radboud University Nijmegen

  • Ali Abbasi, Post-Doctoral researcher at the Chair for System Security of Ruhr-University

  • Marc Heuse, Founder of the Hacker’s Choice and author of the thc-ipv6 attack suiteRobin Massink, Threat and vulnerability analyst within the IT Security team of Alliander

  • Marina Krotofil, ICS/SCADA security professional at BASF with heavy focus on offensive cyber physical security

Hands-on workshops (limited seats!)

This 17th edition of BHS will see an extensive programme including hands-on workshops including the Hacker Mindset and the hands-on ICS Hacking workshop. If the workshop of your choice is fully booked, please register for the waiting list. Once a seat becomes available, you will receive an email.



There is an informal nice ambiance among participants, partners and speakers with ample opportunity for networking. The BHS is aimed at a broad audience: decision makers, managers, CISOs and technical security experts.

Visitors are from all levels of business and (semi) government. Because of this year’s programme and theme “Protecting your Critical Systems’, it is especially interesting for the following sectors: transportation, energy, telecommunication, water supply, food availability, health, banking and the chemical industry, referred to as ‘critical infrastructures’.

Curious about what to expect ? Explore our YouTube channel for all Black Hat Sessions playlists.

Let’s meet on June 13th at NBC Nieuwegein. Register now and don’t forget to use your voucher WELCOME@BHS2019