Koen Maris is active as Cyber Security Leader PWC Luxembourg, where he is transforming ideas in to new services helping customers to embed cyber security enterprise wide.
Koen started his IT career as a software developer. This experience provided solid background in complex environments and a basis in the roll-out of challenging IT projects. After a few years, Koen swapped development for ethical hacking because of a natural curiosity to flaws in systems. This was the start of a technical career in IT security, however due to rise of security problems his career evolved from ethical hacking to security solutions integration and eventually to the managerial side of security.
Koen has been CISO and CTO at an international IT service provider preceding his current role. Today he provides advice to large organizations in a multi-industry environment to think on a long-term basis on Cyber Security and addresses complex security topics in layman terms for board of directors and executive committees. He serves as a trusted adviser for many organizations and is becoming a known speaker that challenges his audience and questions current applied security models.