September 25 - 27 | Amsterdam, Netherlands
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Pascal Geenens

EMEA Security Evangelist
Bruges Area, Belgium
As the EMEA Cyber Security Evangelist for Radware, Pascal helps execute the company's thought leadership on today’s security threat landscape. Pascal brings over two decades of experience in many aspects of Information Technology and holds a degree in Civil Engineering from the Free University of Brussels, specialized in electronics and parallel computing. As part of the Radware Security Research team Pascal actively researches IoT malware. Pascal discovered the BrickerBot and JenX botnets, did extensive research on Hajime and follows closely new developments and threats in the IoT space as well as applications of AI in cyber security and hacking.
Prior to Radware, Pascal did a 10+ year career leap at Juniper where he had a senior consulting role working with the largest EMEA cloud and service providers on their SDN/NFV and data center automation strategies. Pascal was a regular speaker on industry events on the topics of SDDC, SDN and NFV. Through his background in software development, combined with his experience in carrier and enterprise networking, Pascal was uniquely positioned to guide customers in their journey into software defined and automated networks, working on projects from network virtualization, orchestration, automation, through network programmability.
Before joining Juniper Pascal was an independent consultant, always working in the forefront of innovation and with the latest technologies, applying new ideas and design patterns, always looking for new challenges and ways to extend and share his knowledge and experiences. Long before IoT became a thing, Pascal was involved in designing sensor networks as well as automating and developing PLC systems. Pascal was one of the first security consultants to pen-test and audit online banking applications for a market-leading bank in Belgium, bringing the bank securely into an online world, leveraging one of the earliest commercial WAF solutions.
Pascal started his career at IBM as a support engineer for the IBM Scalable POWERParallel systems and the Parallel System Support Program on AIX. The Scalable POWERParallel systems were one of the first commercially available, distributed systems for HPC applications, with individual AIX nodes interconnected through a custom interconnect and crossbar switch. During his time at IBM Pascal was the EMEA focal point for AIX kernel crash dump analysis and a regular teacher for the Perl and AIX curriculum. He was also a regular speaker at the IBM EMEA conferences on the topics of AIX Kernel Development and Perl scripting.
Pascal has always kept his development practice as an independent consultant and likes to learn and apply new programming languages, regularly brushing up his skills in C++, Go, Python and expressing a special interest in Clojure and Kotlin.

My Speakers Sessions

Tuesday, September 25

16:10 CEST