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Expertise Opinion

November 23, 2022

By Tom Van Woensel

Supply chains are almost anorectic. Can the sector survive the next crisis?

Sustainable Transformation Supply Chain & Logistics

The coronavirus crisis hits the supply chain & logistics particularly hard, and there is no argument here. It’s equally evident that returning to business as usual is not an option, as the next global crisis is already upon us. We live in disruptive times, and resilience will be

Opinion Research

October 4, 2022

By Yuri Bobbert

How do Small and Medium Enterprises approach cybersecurity ?

Students & Alumni Digital & IT Strategy & Innovation

At Antwerp Management School's Master in IT Risk & Cyber Security Management we noticed that SMEs are struggling to adequately address cybersecurity risks and are taking a slightly different approach than large(r) organizations. So we decided to have a closer look at the typical SME

Opinion

September 22, 2022

By Antwerp Management School

Data sharing between industry and government: the next step or a step too far?

Digital & IT Strategy & Innovation

On Thursday the 15th of September, students, alumni and industry professionals gathered to discuss one of the biggest challenges we face today: data. How to use it? How can we trust the process? And, most importantly, what role does the government play in this whirlpool of opportunities

Opinion

September 16, 2022

By Ans De Vos

Dear employer, are you a “Quiet Dismisser”?

Human Resources

Doing the minimum at work: it is a trend. For employers, it is a signal that they should take a more critical look at their policy, says AMS Professor Ans De Vos. Below you will find her open letter to employers, which appeared as an opinion piece in De Standaard.

Opinion

August 18, 2022

By Wayne Visser

"ESG's complete nonsense? Our experts investigate"

Sustainable Transformation

  Since 2007, banks and brokers are no longer allowed to sell a financial product without knowing someone's risk profile and having assessed his knowledge of the financial markets and his experience on the stock exchange. That guideline has been tightened up on August 2 with new rules, in

Opinion Column

February 4, 2022

By Yuri Bobbert

Never trust and always verify - the increasing number of cyber threats & risks

Digital & IT

The increased digitization of the world we live and work in, has given rise to an increasing number of cyber threats and IT-risks. Over the past few years, we’ve seen a huge surge in the number, the intensity, and the sophistication of the attacks. But it’s not all doom and gloom. With

Opinion Column

December 20, 2021

By Yuri Bobbert

Why FUD fails and BAD prevails in Digital Security

Digital & IT

Many cyber security specialists or security software sales representatives want to convince people to act or buy certain products by frightening them with statements like: “if you don’t do (or buy) this, you will be hacked.” Sadly, this way of communicating is still an often-used approach

Opinion Research

December 16, 2021

By Antwerp Management School

How online business platforms could improve citizen services

Digital & IT

In 2020, Yves Vanderbeken graduated from the Executive Master in IT Governance and Assurance (aka MITGA). His research is still a burning topic in our society: how to find and select the right citizen services from the government to help us? And how could online service platforms improve

Expertise Opinion Column

September 8, 2021

By Yuri Bobbert

The evolving role of the CISO in the public sector

Digital & IT

Over the last seven years, our role as Chief Information Security Officer (CISO) has gained significant importance within communities, because communities that want to be in line with the Baseline Information Security Government urgently need such a CISO. About 50% of the job vacancies on

Opinion

June 10, 2021

By Steven De Haes

Knowledge and talent can only thrive in a climate of openness

Corporate

After the first wave of the coronavirus crisis last summer, Antwerp Management School launched a joint call with leaders from the academic and the business world. A call to form a coalition that dares to invest in knowledge and talent, as these are our principal assets to make Flanders

Expertise Opinion Column

May 12, 2021

By Yuri Bobbert

Strategic Approaches to Digital Platform Security Assurance

Digital & IT

Nowadays, it is impossible to imagine a business without technology. Most industries are becoming "smarter" and more tech-driven. We live in the era of the "platform society." For example, Coursera has become the world's most prominent online educator, collaborating with over 200 leading

Expertise Opinion Column

January 5, 2021

By Yuri Bobbert

Get the biggest bang for your security buck

Digital & IT

Over the last seven years, our role as Chief Information Security Officer (CISO) has drastically changed. According to our Microsoft Outlook Analytics client, more than fifty percent of our mail is spam from cyber security suppliers, trying to grab our attention by selling fear,