Righard Zwienenberg started dealing with computer viruses in 1988 after encountering the first virus problems. His interest thus kindled he has studied virus behaviour and presented solutions and detection schemes ever since. Starting as an independent consultant, later as R&D Manager at CSE Ltd, as a researcher for ThunderBYTE, as Chief Research Officer at Norman, and currently as Senior Research Fellow at ESET. Over the years he has served in many extra roles in different industry organizations. Currently he is still serving on the board of AVAR, on the Technical Overview Board of the WildList and as the Vice Chair of the Executive Committee of IEEE ICSG. In 2018, Zwienenberg joined the Europol European Cyber Crime Center (EC3) Advisory Group as an ESET representative. Zwienenberg has been a member of CARO since late 1991. He is a frequent speaker at conferences – among these Virus Bulletin, EICAR, AVAR, RSA, InfoSec, SANS, CFET, ISOI, SANS Security Summits, IP Expo, Government Symposia, SCADA seminars - and general security seminars.
Eddy Willems is a cybersecurity expert from Belgium. Currently he is a board member of three security industry organizations (EICAR, LSEC, AVAR), Global Security Officer and the resident Security Evangelist at G DATA CyberDefense AG. He studied computer sciences 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. Eddy is regularly quoted by national and international broadcast media. He published his first Dutch book ‘Cybergevaar’ in 2013, followed by an updated and expanded German and English translation, ‘Cyberdanger’, in 2019. He is also co-author of the Dutch SF cyberthriller ‘Het Virus’, published in 2020. Eddy is a known inspiring speaker and gives lectures and presentations worldwide for very diverse audiences from children to experts.