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2018 Annual Report

The Centre for Cyber Security Belgium was created in 2015. Now, three years later, CCB’s activities have reached cruising speed. A recent BitSight report shows that in the course of 2018, Belgium rose from 11th to 6th place in their Security Rating. The CCB's projects seem to be starting to bear fruit.

In January 2018, we published an online reference guide and Baseline Security Guidelines (BSG) in order to better arm companies and (government) organisations against cyber-attacks. Particular attention was also paid to the preparations for the NIS Directive.

Informing and raising awareness among end users was accelerated: was made available in German and the October campaign was a success once more. In 2018, the people of Belgium forwarded no fewer than 648,522 e-mails to A total of 1,478 fake websites were blocked in this way.

The operational service has become increasingly efficient: employees were given the opportunity to train to become top experts in cyber security, the Early Warning System became operational and a new website was launched.

But at the same time, the CCB is still an organisation in full development. That is why we are constantly recruiting new employees. It goes without saying that this is not an easy task.  After all, the demand for ICT professionals and experts in cyber security is greater than the supply on the labour market. However, we are managing to attract very interesting profiles. In 2018, the number of employees rose from 28 to 37.

Here, you can find an overview of our projects in 2018.

1 July 2018

Miguel De Bruycker

Phédra Clouner
Deputy Directeur