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Ing. Lennert De Swaef MSc. solving problems and securing environments



Artesis Hogeschool Antwerpen
2006 - 2010
Master of Science in Applied Engineering : Electronics - ICT

PoRaC 3, an Erasmus Intensive Programme in cooperation with 5 other European institutes, to talk about different methods for localisation using radio communication.

Universiteit Gent
2010 - 2011
Master , Computer Science - Credits Acquired

VTK, Summer School on Information Security and Protection 2011

Sint-Michielscollege Schoten
2000 - 2006

In*form (school magazine)

Sint-Ludgardis Schoten
1994 - 2000


2017 - Present
Security Architect

Security matters for all.

the Security Factory
2013 - 2017
Security Expert

Securing your business!

2011 - 2013

When you have a problem, we’re there to solve it!

07 / 2011

2008, 2009, 2010, 2011 worked at the general servicedesk.

01 / 2008

food production

08 / 2007

2006: Production steel plates
2007: Production isolated walls

08 / 2005

Repairing tft monitors from Sony.

MAN truck & bus b.v.
07 / 2004

Helping in the warehouse


Active Directory Domain Services

Security assessments at multiple environments, optimizing security settings in Active Directory, remediation of shared account usage, bad password policy, unknown service accounts, reducing amount of privileged accounts and removal of legacy protocols. Using Security Compliance Manager to verify baseline.

General operations of Active Directory at multiple global organizations. Management, optimization and continuity of service.

Active Directory Certificate Services

Multiple PKI implementations based on ADCS at multiple organizations. Ranging from single CA set-up's at SMB's to multi-tier architectures leveraging HSM's in global organizations. Multiple clean-up's and optimalization projects.

Active Directory Rights Management Services

Multiple PoC implementations at different organizations.

Azure and Office 365

Involvement in set-up and configuration of Azure environments and Azure services in conjunction with O365.

PowerShell and other programming

Since Windows 7, the usage of PowerShell has increased drastically. Ranging from small automation scripts, to small WinForm GUI applications to reporting, auditing, conversion or even larger applications. Also some projects and Proof of concept code in .net/c#/, php, and others. C++ from a previous life. Sometimes having nightmares about Java...

Other Projects

Various ADFS set-up and configuration in multiple architectures

Multiple Splunk set-up's at customers

Different Security Application PoC's at different customers, including Varonis, RightsWATCH, Cynet, Sentinel One, Secret Server, Symantec Data Center Security

Operating System and Application hardening: Windows Client/Server, IIS, SQL and Hyper-V security optimization projects. Implementation and configuration of other Microsoft security tools such as BitLocker (MBAM), AppLocker and EMET.


  • Programming in C++/C#
  • Platforms like .NET/WCF/WPF/Silverlight/PowerShell
  • Web technologies like HTML/CSS/PHP/JavaScript
  • Server software named Exchange/Lync/SQL/IIS/Apache/Forefront/SCCM
  • Client-server on Linux 2.6+ & Windows XP+
  • Active Directory, including its supportive services ADCS/ADRMS/ADFS/DNS/DCHP
  • Specific technologies based on AD Rights Management Services, Watchful RightsWATCH
  • Cloudstuff like Microsoft Azure and Office 365
  • Basic Linux knowledge, mostly based on Fedora or Debian.


New technology, learning new possibilities in the computer world, gaming, reading, programming for fun, photography, exploring new things on the internet, science, …


  • Dutch
  • English
  • French




last updated 20/02/2017