Presentation of first National Trend Report on Cyber Crime and Digital Security

Symposium Change in progress, working on a secure cyber society

The Hague, 8 November 2010 - On Monday 15 November, Ms Elly van den Heuvel, managing director of Govcert, will present the first National Trend Report on Cyber Crime and Digital Security to the Secretary General of Security and Justice, mr. J. Demmink. This report was drawn up under the supervision of Govcert, and in cooperation with the General Intelligence and Security Service (AIVD), the National Police Services Agency (KLPD), the National Coordinator for Counterterrorism (NCTb), Military Intelligence and Security Service (MIVD) and the Independent Post and Telecommunications Authority (OPTA), and provides insight into the main trends in cyber crime and digital security.

The presentation will take place at Govcert's annual IT Security Symposium, which this year has as its theme: 'Change in progress, working on a secure cyber society' as its theme.

Govcert, the Computer Emergency Response Team of the Dutch government, emphasises that it is time for far-reaching cooperation to increase digital security and deal with cyber crime.

We are pleased to invite you to this international symposium, which is taking place for the ninth time this year.

This year's programme includes speakers from, inter alia, KLPD, Microsoft, the Delft University of Technology, Radboud University Nijmegen, the University of Virginia, Bits of Freedom and, of course, Govcert.

Melissa Hathaway will be the keynote speaker. As Senior Director for Cyberspace on the Homeland Security Council and National Security Council of the U.S, she was directly responsible for the formation of the current cyber security strategy of the Obama administration.

Sessions can also be followed separately, in which we deal in more detail with new developments and subjects such as privacy, identity, responsibility and liability.

A number of sessions will be closed and not accessible to the press, at the request of the speakers. If so desired, Govcert can bring journalists into contact with speakers that provide a closed session.

The symposium offers both technical-substantive and policy-related subjects. The day chairmanship will be held by British BBC presenter Nicholas Witchell.