Cybersecurity trends and issues: Belgium


24 April 2020

Tech, Data, Telecoms & Media Belgium

Cybersecurity is a major focus area for governments worldwide. In the wake of new and enhanced legislation and policies to mitigate cyber risk, compliance in this regard is high on the agenda for many companies.

In this series, ILO caught up with some of our leading specialists around the world to discuss the key cybersecurity issues that affected their jurisdiction in 2019 and what to expect in 2020. 

An estimated 75% of companies in Belgium were subject to cyberattacks in 2019. In this context, the Belgian government recently implemented the EU Network and Information Systems Directive and established a computer security incident response team.

In the below video, Paul Van den Bulck examines the measures taken to strengthen cybersecurity in Belgium and predicts that bring-your-own devices, fintech, regtech and cryptoassets are potentially at-risk sectors in 2020.

For further information on this topic please contact Paul Van den Bulck at AKD by telephone (+32 2 629 42 39) or email ( The AKD website can be accessed at

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