My name is Christophe Vantongelen, and I have over 20 years of experience in the IT industry.
I started my career as an IT support specialist, where I gained valuable experience in troubleshooting technical issues and providing excellent customer service. Later on, I passed 5 Microsft certifications and I moved up to become an IT system administrator, where I was responsible for managing and maintaining the IT infrastructure of several organizations like bank, real estate company, stock broker and international administrations.
While working in these roles, I became increasingly interested in information security and cyber awareness. I realized that as technology becomes more advanced, the need for strong information security practices and awareness among employees is crucial. Having decided to give a new impulse to my professional career, I finished a Master's degree in Information Security Management at Solvay Brussels School.
This 2 years master's degree (evening classes) was divided into 4 tracks of 3 modules:
I have already completed several training programs and certifications related to information security and cyber awareness. I am knowledgeable about :
- risk assessment,
- threat analysis,
- vulnerability management,
- incident response,
- business continuity & disaster recovery
- and more...
I have experience in implementing information security programs and policies, as well as providing training to employees on best security practices.
I believe that the key to successful information security management and cyber awareness is communication and collaboration at each level of the enterprise.
That's why I work closely with all stakeholders to understand their needs and concerns, and then develop customized security solutions that meet their requirements while also aligning with industry best practices and local regulation (GDPR, NIS2...)
I have delivered large technology projects on schedule/on budget and in alignment with the business strategy, including planning and practical implementation phases: file naming plan, reorganizations, purchasing, moving / optimization and virtualization of IT infrastructures (local & multi sites).
- Quick and efficient diagnosis in hardware/software problems; counseling and suggestions to fix it.
- Team spirit and deadline oriented.
- Used to an international environment.
- Having been exposed to various business organizations. I have developed on top of my technical skills a real sense of adaptation.
- I am open to challenges and I am ready to learn new hardware or software products if necessary.
By the way, I have the Security clearance (EU / NATO)
On this website, you will find more information about my experience, skills, and qualifications. You can also find my contact information if you have any questions or would like to discuss how I can help your organization improve its information security posture or cyber awareness.
Thank you for visiting my website, and I look forward to working with you!
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