Grapperhaus concludes cybersecurity alliance with businesses to ensure Dutch digital security

The collaboration between the Dutch central government, the business community and academia are the basis of the Dutch approach to cybersecurity. Digital security is only possible in cooperation with the business community, and also in part devised by the latter. The National Cyber Security Agenda (NCSA) presented by the Dutch government thus prioritises strengthening this collaboration by announcing the creation of a cybersecurity collaboration framework providing national coverage. The Dutch cybersecurity alliance has public and private parties committing to implementing NCSA measures.

Today the Minister of Justice and Security, Ferd Grapperhaus, launched the alliance with the Dutch business community together with business leaders including Joost Farwerck (KPN), Inge Phillips (Deloitte), Jos Nijhuis (Schiphol), Erik Akerboom (National Police), Dick Schoof (NCTV), Rob Bertholee (AIVD), Tineke Netelenbos (ECP), Lousewies van der Laan (ICANN), Herna Verhagen (PostNL), Wiebe Draijer (Rabobank) and Hans de Boer (VNO-NCW).

‘We have already seen great initiatives by companies to ensure digital security in the Netherlands, such as the principle of major businesses helping smaller ones, increasing digital security in the entire business chain or simply providing information to SMEs. The alliance is intended to embed all of these initiatives in the Netherlands, allowing them to take hold across the entire country’

says Grapperhaus.

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