Web Application Firewalls: is the technology mature?

Open Forum - IT Security
Free of charge – 3 CPE (Fee: 50 € in case of no-show ==> don't forget to sign the attendance sheet!)

Wednesday 26th of September 2018 18:30 

Web Application Firewalls: is the technology mature?


ISACA Belgium and Approach Belgium are pleased to welcome you to this open forum at Mont-Saint-Guibert about “Web Application Firewalls (WAF)

Are you wondering if you need a WAF? What impact it will have? How to launch such a project? What are the mistakes to avoid? What are the common misconceptions about WAF? What are the challenges? How to effectively configure a WAF?

All these questions, and many others, will be debated during this interactive workshop, filling the gap in this area where very few resources are available apart commercial vendors ones.  If you want to gather useful practical information or if you want to share your experience, we will be pleased to welcome you!

The objective is to provide a clear, realistic and up-to-date vision of the WAF landscape and highlight the best practices.

This workshop will be moderated by a field expert with more than 15 years of experience with WAF, working for Approach – the company that developed the first methodology to effectively configure WAF (*); this ISACA event is free for members and non-members and it will be in English.

The expert and moderator will be: 
Marc Stern is Senior Consultant at Approach, a leading Belgian cyber-security consulting company. He has been an expert in Cyber Security for more than 25 years, with an impressive personal track record in Web application security, Public Key Infrastructures and smart card-based systems for eID applications. He was leading the first methodology for Web Application Firewalls rules implementation from 2001 and he’s helping major high-end institutions (like NATO) and huge datacenters (like bpost) to secure hundreds of applications.


18.00 – 18.30
Welcome reception
18.30 – 18.40
Introduction “The WAF landscape and challenges” ISACA Belgium
18.40 – 19.40
• Interactive Workshop: Is the WAF technology mature? Marc Stern (Approach)
19.45 – 21.00
Networking & Reception


For information: This ISACA event will be in English. Questions and/or suggestions are welcome beforehand in Dutch, French or English.  There is no charge for this event. 

Notification of Attendance: subscription is mandatory via <Book now> on the right side.

“In case you cannot make it to our ISACA event, please warn ISACA Belgium upfront by sending your cancellation via email or by calling +32 2 219 24 82.”


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September 26, 2018 18:00 - 21:00 (GMT +01:00 Brussels)

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Business Center de l’Axis Parc
Axis Business Center
The Gate - salle 5
Rue du Fond Cattelain, 2
1435 Mont-Saint-Guibert