On 11 March, the sixth European Cyber Security Perspectives report was published. The report is jointly compiled by KPN (Royal Dutch Telecom), the National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC), Team High Tech Crime of the Dutch National Police and TNO. Aim of the report is to share different perspectives and insights, the latest developments and most recent achievements in the field of cyber security, cyber crime and cyber resilience.
We will have to invest even more in cyber security but also in our relationship with partners and suppliers. Trust is becoming increasingly important in the geopolitical playing field of cyber security. We need that fundamental trust to be able to work together, but it needs to be verified regularly and thoroughly, according to Jaya Baloo, Chief Information Security Officer (CISO) at KPN.
- The influence of (geo) politics within the cyber security playing field is growing. Sergei Boeke (Leiden University) explores the the topic of Cyber Warfare in his article and Matthijs Pontier (Pirate Party) writes about the potential need for a Ministry of Digital Affairs.
- The DDoS attacks on large banks showed how relatively easy it is to bring down the digital services of big companies. That is why preventing such attacks is of great importance. Rien Jansen (National Police) and Jesse Helder (KPN) describe in their articles possible mitigating measures against this many-headed monster.
- Automatisation is the key in relation to the continuous evolution of threats and methods of cyber attack, according to TNO. In their article is stated that extensive automation of security operations will play an important role in bridging the gap between defenders and attackers. TNO actively contribute to this challenge with innovative concepts and solutions from its programme 'automated security'.
Read the report