Max holds a bachelors degree in Computer Science from HoWest University College in Belgium, which was one of the first academic institutions to provide an official cybersecurity curriculum in Belgium. During his studies he helped a technology company achieve ISO27001 certification, who then hired him in a CISO role.
Having spoken at SANS summits, RSA and private events, Max is a seasoned speaker. He is often invited to board meetings and company events.
Max is a strong believer that we need more and better cyber defenders - that's why he's so passionate about teaching cyber defense. He likes to spend his free time volunteering for not-for-profit projects like coding for kids and re-orientation programs for people who want to shift their career to cybersecurity.