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The Willems Family anti malware and security website


This is the original (Eddy) Willems Family website which is dedicated to my anti malware work, research and my family.

You can find much more information via my website


or via https://www.wavci.com . 

You can still find my old website (not updated anymore) via

http://www.anti-malware.info .


More about my recent books



Find me as well on X at the page https://www.twitter.com/EddyWillems .

Alternatively find me on LinkedIn.



I’m a well-known expert in security and malware. I am a board member of three security industry organizations (EICAR, AVAR and LSEC) and the resident Security Evangelist and Global Security Officer at G DATA CyberDefense. I studied Computer Science at IHB and VUB and started working as a Systems Analyst in 1984. I became a founding member of EICAR, one of the world’s first IT security organizations, in 1991. In previous years I was active as an anti-malware technology expert for other security companies like Kaspersky Lab. In my current role, I give presentations and lectures all over the world. Several CERTs, press agencies, print and online publications and broadcasting media, for example CNN, Al Jazeera and TRT World, use my advice regularly. In 2013, I published my first book in Belgium and the Netherlands, titled ‘Cybergevaar’ (Lannoo). In 2015 an updated version, ‘Cybergefahr’ (Springer), was published in German-speaking countries. An updated and expanded English edition, ‘Cyberdanger’ (Springer), was launched in 2019 worldwide. In 2020 together with co-author Alain Dierckx I published my first SF Cyberthriller 'Het Virus' (Lannoo). I am a known inspiring speaker and I give lectures (including TEDx) and presentations worldwide for a very diverse audience from children to experts. I have given lectures and keynotes in over 30 countries. I still own one of the last remaining copies of the first ransomware, the AIDS information trojan(1989), worldwide. 

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