Maxim Deweerdt

  • Certified Instructor
  • Twitter: @AlfaSec

Max is a principal consultant at AlfaSec, the professional services company he founded in 2019. He has extensive experience with a range of Cyber Defense topics - from policy and frameworks, risk & compliance to deep technical expertise (e.g. threat hunting, incident response, SOC). Max is a trusted advisor to various governments, large corporations and businesses in the EMEA region.

Max holds a Bachelors in Computer Science from HoWest University College in Belgium, which was one of the first academic institutions to provide an official cybersecurity curriculum in Belgium. During his studies he helped a technology company achieve ISO27001 certification, who then hired him in a CISO role.

Having spoken at SANS summits, RSA and private events, Max is a seasoned speaker. He is often invited to board meetings and company events.

Max is a strong believer that we need more and better cyber defenders - that's why he's so passionate about teaching cyber defence. He likes to spend his free time volunteering for not-for-profit projects like coding for kids and re-orientation programs for people who want to shift their career to Cybersecurity.