Information Security

Information Security

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With digital technology now penetrating into the core of our businesses, production processes and public institutions, it becomes increasingly important that the technology is secure and trustworthy and complies with legal and ethical standards. More security is necessary, especially since the technology is highly complex, changes quickly and its risks are at the expense of the user. That is why confidence in technological expertise, compliance with agreements, standards and laws, and the focus on your interest of the supplier or implementation partner, is good but not always sufficient.

It is time for a next step towards:

  1. Ensuring compliance of digital technology with laws and regulation (i.a. GDPR) and providing assurance that products/services/processes do what they are suppose to (and nothing more). We will aim for more standardisation and certification, both in the Netherlands via initiatives at he Centre for Crime Prevention and Safety and the Online Trust Coalition, and in Europe via the European Commission.
  2. Sharing information about cyber vulnerabilities and incidents between government and businesses, and among businesses. Some important steps have been taken towards a ‘National covered system’, but there is more to be done. Securely sharing information between NCSC, DTC and other certs, and with cybersecurity partnerships, has to improve soon. Information that can help businesses guard themselves against concrete forms of ill intentions and damage cannot only reside at the government. Additionally, business should have the possibility to share information about incidents and threats that they experience themselves with others, so that they can be better prepared.
  3. Besides secure products and services, and information about current threats and vulnerabilities, it is also vital to practice how to act during an incident, including a situation in which some employees are working from home and others from the office. Therefore, we will once again draw attention to our exercise scenario and update it where necessary.  

The new digital world offers many opportunities. This also increases dependence and vulnerability. By working together and sharing information and knowledge, we are all getting better and safer and we are creating new opportunities for these threats. We are working on this, both within the CIO Platform Nederland, and with the government and other parties outside.

Information Security news

Cyber Resilience | ONVZ, CCRC | November 1st | CEG Information Security (online)

CIOPN Event Top Banner - 1020x574 - 22MMDD - CEG Information SecurityTuesday 27 September 2022 09:25 Cyber Resilience is on the agenda at the CEG Information Security on November 1st, 1.00pm – 3.00pm (Online).
Meet your peers online and take the opportunity to gain new insights and catch up on recent and ongoing external developments. The CEG offers a good opportunity to find answers to your questions and dilemmas regarding Information Security. full story

Urgent call to European Commission regarding the European Cybersecurity Certification Scheme for Cloud Services (EUCS)

2021-05-18 Terugkoppeling gesprek met Europese Commissie over digitale technologiebeleid.pngWednesday 22 June 2022 11:39 CIO Platform Nederland calls on the European Commission not to adopt the EUCS until the consequences for business users in industry and government in Europe have been thoroughly investigated, a consultation of stakeholders has taken place and the responsible political bodies have weighed up the digital autonomy, costs and benefits of a decision. full story

CIO-associations demand: Microsoft, improve on sustainability and security!

2021-10-08 Nieuwsbericht Persbericht oproep duurzaamheid aan Microsoft.pngFriday 08 October 2021 15:00 On October 8th, 2021, CIO Platform Nederland, Beltug, Cigref and Voice issued a joint press release. In it, we call on Microsoft to address the unnecessary environmental damage caused by its commercial policies and to take more responsibility for safe products, so that business users no longer have to pay the huge costs of its unsafe products. Microsoft is not alone in this, but as the market leader it has a particular responsibility. full story

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Information Security events

  1. Executive Board CIO Diner: 'Cyber espionage, that doesn't happen to me' Gorinchem

    Our CC Information Security, has taken the initiative to raise more awareness among members of the Boards of Directors/Supervisory Boards of our members about cyber security and espionage risks and the possible consequences thereof for the organization for which they are responsible.

    31 Oct
  2. CEG Information Security | ONVZ, CCRC | Cyber Resilience (online) Virtuele Bijeenkomst

    CEG Information Security shares knowledge and experiences on topics like: cyber crime, privacy, creating awareness and what to do with dataleaks.

    01 Nov

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