June 2017: @TroyHunt is back in Belgium for his workshop ‘Hack Yourself First’. Wanna join?

ZIONSECURITY will be welcoming Troy Hunt again. The 1st and 2nd of June, he will be leading a ‘Hack Yourself First’ workshop where he will teach professionals how to break into their own applications. Find out the program and register here!

#update: download the flyer with program and details here: Flyer Troy Hunt June.

I have been there the last time, it was great fun, lots of interaction. And I certainly would recommend you to join.

What if you really wanna join, but your boss is not willing to sponsor? (While he SHOULD!).
Or any other silly reason you can’t attend?

Well, you know, if you can provide me a very good, strong, original and unique argument why you MUST be at this workshop, you might be lucky.

You know the channels to reach out to me and test your luck.

Some suggestion, send me a direct message:
1. Comment on this post,

2. mail me, tweet me (direct message!), F@ceBook me, LinkedIn …

Convince me and it could be you sitting at the first row. relaunch event:Docker 101 with focus on security/networking

So, you have heard about Docker and wanted to get expert, hands-on guidance to get started?
Or, you want to know more about Docker and start implementing it yourself?

Then make sure to save your seat* in this 2-day Docker 101 workshop try-out, with focus on network and security.

Philippe Bogaerts will guide you to take the first steps in Docker, deploy apps, create and manage container, play around and discover yourself.
No prerequisite knowledge required.

Furthermore you’ll get the required bits and pieces to setup your lab in Azure.

All you need to do is bring your laptop.

We take care of the rest, to make it through the day.

Don’t miss this session, because seats are limited!

Registration and more information at :

Belgian Microsoft Community Day 2012

Summer is coming closer again! That means that a new edition of Community Day is just around the corner!

For the sixth year in a row, 17 user groups are working together to offer you a full day of training and sessions to get you up to speed with all the new releases including Windows 8, SQL Server 2012, System Center 2012, Visual Studio 11, C# 5 and much more.

Community Day 2012 will take place on Thursday 21th June 2012 in Utopolis, Mechelen, and targets both the developer and the IT Pro!

Click here to download the Outlook Calendar file (*.ics) to save the date in your agenda! Registration for the event will open on May 9th. You will of course be notified about this!

Next Winsec User group event : Next level Identity & Access management with Quest One Identity Manager (rescheduled to 22 mar 2012)


After a general introduction, we will discuss and demonstrate Quest One Identity Manager (Q1IM) which was previously known as Voelcker Informatik’s ActiveEntry. The Quest One Identity Solution is a family of products designed to make identity and access management more efficient, secure, and compliant by integrating with Active Directory and FIM. Quest One helps to make FIM more powerful, faster to deploy, and easier to manage.

In the second part we will discuss and demonstrate Quests’ Active Roles Server (ARS) as part of Q1IM.


Doors & networking (Food + Drinks) : 18h30
Session start: Introduction & positioning : 19h00
Demonstration Q1IM : 19h30
Break : 20h00
Demonstration ARS : 20h15
Q&A + Wrap-up : 20h45
Networking (Food + Drinks) : 21h00
Close : 21h30


Venue Location

Quest office Pegasus Park Pegasuslaan 5 1831 DIEGEM


Food & drinks will be provided!


Looking forward to meet you on this unique easy learning experience. Be there!



*BTW: We give away 3x a €100 book voucher!

We are planning the Winsec user group events for next year! If you send in interesting session topics, you can win a €50 book voucher if the topic is put on the agenda. Additionally, when you present (part of) the session, you get an additional €50 book voucher on top! Easy!

Planning the agenda for 2012

Planning to go to Tech Days 2012?

Got a ticket! See you there!

Don’t got a ticket, to bad! It’s sold out!


Did you plan for your agenda the next 3 days?

Here’s my favorites list for tomorrow:


08:45 – 10:15

How to achieve a more agile and dynamic IT environment.
Speaker: Ward Ralston | Level : 200 | Room : 9 |

10:45 – 12:00

What’s in Windows Server 8 for the ITPro – a demo tour
Speaker: Corey Hynes | Level : 200 | Room : 9 |

12:15 – 13:00

Office 365: Busting the Myths
Speakers: Koen Van Tolhuyzen , Ilse Van Criekinge | Level : 300 | Room : 6 |

13:00 – 14:15

Take the Spaghetti out of Windows Azure – an insight for IT Pro Techies Part 1
Speaker: John Craddock | Level : 300 | Room : 9 |

14:30 – 15:45

Take the Spaghetti out of Windows Azure – an insight for IT Pro Techies Part 2
Speaker: John Craddock | Level : 300 | Room : 9 |

16:15 – 17:30

10 Deadly Sins of Administrators about Windows Security
Speaker: Paula Januszkiewicz | Level : 300 | Room : 9 |

17:45 – 19:00

Windows 8 Dynamic Access Control
Speaker: John Craddock | Level : 300 | Room : 5 |

Stronghold to Strengthen: Advanced Windows Server Hardening
Speaker: Paula Januszkiewicz | Level : 300 | Room : 9 |


Any suggestion for this last session?
John of Paula, or hope the sessions are recorded…?

Join Winsec and Azug for their next event "Developing and deploying Identity-enabled applications for the cloud" (29/09/2011)

(updated) with presentation link)

Please find the presentation of the event here:

Join the #winsecbe and #azugbe event “Developing and deploying Identity-enabled applications for the cloud”

You are invited to the following event:

Developing and deploying Identity-enabled applications for the cloud

Joint event of Winsec (Microsoft Security User Group) with AZUG (Azure user group), targetted to IT professionals and Developers.
We will discuss security with Azure and how to secure your cloud.
Detailed agenda will follow soon.
We hope you can make it!
Really looking forward meeting you there!

Event to be held at the following time, date, and location
Sep 29, 2011 6:30 PM – 9:00 PM

Blarenberglaan 3B
2800 Mechelen

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Don’t miss out on the Jubilee Edition of Community Day 2011!

On Thursday 23rd June 2011 the Community Day will celebrate its first jubilee: this 5th edition will take place in the beautifully renovated venue of Utopolis, Mechelen.

More than 350 IT Pro’s and Developers will meet there to discover the latest news on the hottest new product releases of 2011.

Thanks to our sponsors, the event is still entirely free to attend, so register your free seat on our website now!

In total 14 Microsoft user groups combine their efforts to organize this unique networking and knowledge-sharing event. New this year is that we have created 5 tracks in total – 2 developer tracks, 2 IT-Pro tracks and 1 Azure track – to more easily choose the content that is right for you. For the first time also, we have 2 Dutch user groups visiting Community Day!

The Community Day 2011 is brought to you by Azug, Besug, Biwug, CLUG, DotNetHub, IT-Talks, MyTIC, Pro-Exchange, SCUG, SQLUG, VBIB, Visug, WinSec and XNA-BUG.

Don’t forget you can also follow us on Twitter for regular updates on the event.

Looking forward to seeing you then!

Winsec event – Enterprise Single Sign-on (2011-04-21)

In this event we will discuss and demonstrate Enterprise Single Sign-on.

The first part of the event will introduce you to the terminology and different ways to approach single sign-on.
Which are the different platforms and infrastructure you can use to facilitate sign-on for the end user?
What about web single sign-on, simplified logon, enterprise single sign-on and federation?

In the second part of the session we will show you around on the MS single sign-on solution and we demonstrate the Microsoft Sentillon product suite for single sign-on & context management.

Location to be confirmed.

Register at :

Winsec networking event (2011-03-24)

Please join us for this exclusive networking event!
This event has no technical focus, but all about networking & fun.

From 18h30 to 19h30, we will evaluate the past activities and sessions organized by Winsec.
We look forward to hear your feedback on our activities.
Also, planning for future activities we need to know what you think, what you suggest, regarding topics, session content, locations…

From 20h00 to 22h00 we invite you for 2 hours of fun, food and drinks!

IMPORTANT NOTICE:  Seats are limited. Members who have been attending our events the last year (2010) will get priority access to this event. In case of full booking and waiting list, your order might be cancelled if you did not attend events last year. We will notify you in advance.

Register at:

UGSS – User Group Member Survey

From the User Group Support Services (by Graham Watson, UGSS Community Manager)

Microsoft needs to properly understand your needs as user group leaders or members so that we can support the technical community to the best of our ability. To help us do this, I’m requesting that you complete the survey you will find at I’m also requesting that you ask your members to complete the same survey. The survey is only open until the end of February and is extremely important to us – not only does it tell us how we are doing and what we should be focusing on, it also helps us to justify the costs of the UGSS program including the funding we provide directly to the community. Once the survey is closed and we have had time to process the results, we will post the findings on UGSS for the community to review.

TechNet Professional (NFR) subscription sweepstake for user group members.

You do NOT need to register on UGSS to complete the survey, either as a leader or member. You only need to be registered if you want to be eligible for the TechNet subscriptions.

Members get a much shorter version of the survey than leaders do, 10 questions instead of 31.

You have an opportunity to obtain a TechNet Professional (NFR) subscription at no cost even if you are not a user group leader but are a user group member registered on When you complete the survey, you will be able to enter a sweepstake for one of fifty subscriptions, subject to the rules you can find at

Please note – your survey answers do NOT affect your eligibility for a subscription if you are a user group leader or your chances of winning a subscription in the sweepstake if you are a member. Please give us your honest and candid opinions!

Many Thanks!