The sensors should help to detect attacks on computer systems. "Some countries abroad are using a kind of black box. This recognises different features of enemy programmes used in cyber-attacks. When this is the case, the authorities are being alerted directly, without the company knowing", says Miguel De Bruycker.
"We apply a different system in Belgium, like in various other countries. You see, companies would hardly accept a black box. So we will provide the means to the various players to install these sensors themselves. They will have to report major incidents to us. It's a liberal approach, which will be implemented as from next year, step by step and sector by sector."