My name is Gijs Van Laer, I'm an information security consultant and research assistant. Currently, I'm pursuing a PhD in Cryptography at the Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, but I'm also available for smaller freelance jobs. Below you can find a few of the services I can provide, but feel free to reach out if you have any questions.

Current positions: Past experience:
  • CISO at the largest media company in the Benelux (De Persgroep)
  • Several years of development experience
  • Pursuing PhD in cryptography at the Johns Hopkins University (2022, expected graduation)
  • MSE in Computer Science at the Johns Hopkins University (2020)
  • MS in Security Informatics at the Johns Hopkins University (2016)
  • MS in Pure Mathematics at the University of Antwerp (2011)


  • Information Security Advice
  • Cryptographic Engineering
  • Secure Code Review
  • Information Security Training/Awareness
  • Penetration Testing
  • Development (Rust, Go, Java, Javascript, Python)