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WAF open forum: is the technology mature?

26 September 2018
4 hours - Axis Parc

OPEN FORUM – IT Security – Web Application Firewalls: is the technology mature?

ISACA Belgium and Approach are pleased to welcome you on September 26th as from18:00 to the open forum 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.


18.00 – 18.30:  Welcome reception

18.30 – 18.40:  Introduction “The WAF landscape and challenges” - by Isaca Belgium

18.40 – 19.40:  Interactive Workshop: Is the WAF technology mature? - by Approach, Marc Stern

19.45 – 21.00:  Networking & Reception with coffee & sandwiches

The expert and moderator:

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.


Axis Parc  / Axis Business Center 
The Gate, room 5
Rue du Fond Cattelain, 2  
1435 Mont-Saint-Guibert
Parking available

Registration process 

ISACA is managing the registration for that event - so please click on the following link (ISACA website) to register : registration to the session
“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.”
Remark: the number of seats is limited to 30 (we will warn you if we can not accept your registration). 

Additional information: 
This ISACA event is free for members and non-members and it will be in English.

We hope to see you there, 
The Approach Team 

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