Prime Minister takes stock after 2.5 years of CCB
In July 2015, the Centre for Cybersecurity Belgium was established. The centre is still in its construction phase, but today it can already present many realisations and new plans. The recruitment of the necessary staff to achieve the objectives was therefore an important project.
The CCB currently has 10 employees: a director and deputy director, 4 project managers, a legal advisor, a communications manager and two office managers.
In January 2017, the national Cyber Emergency Response Team (CERT) was placed under the management of the CCB.
In order to properly carry out the missions of CERT.be, the CCB recruited quite a few staff members in 2017. At the end of 2017, CERT.be had about 20 staff members including a director, a programme manager, a technology advisor, a communications manager, cyber analysts and experts, and an office manager. The last recruitment is currently being finalised, CERT.be will then have 24 employees. In addition, the government has decided to further expand CERT.be to 36 experts in 2019.
In the 2nd half of 2018 CERT.be will be available 24 hours a day for companies and vital sectors, this to meet an existing need and to process questions in a timely manner.
Two and a half years of CCB have not gone by unnoticed and efforts are being strengthened.
"Together, we are making Belgium one of the least vulnerable countries in Europe." Miguel De Bruycker, CCB Director.