Businesses are not doing enough to protect themselves against cyberthreats. Extra measures are needed to battle the increasingly professional methods employed by state actors, cybercriminals and other malicious hackers according to the Rathenau report on Cybersecurity A never-ending race.
A special cybersecurity event for SME’s is organized in cooperation with MKB-Nederland, the largest entrepreneurs’ organization in the Netherlands, the Centre for Crime Prevention and Community Safety (CCV), The Hague Economic Board and the Platform for Entrepreneur Safety (PVO). During the event the main theme is cooperation and sharing knowledge between business, government and knowledge institutions. Dutch SME’s are responsible for 61% of the GDP.
Deputy Mayor Saskia Bruines, The Hague's alderman for the Knowledge Economy, International Affairs, Youth and Education and Richard Franken, Executive Director of The Hague Security Delta (HSD), will welcome over 100 entrepreneurs at the ‘SME cyber security awareness’ event at the HSD-Campus this afternoon (Sept 29th). Ethical Hacker Stan Hegt will guide the attendees through the world of hacking. Barbara Barendrecht from The Public Prosecution Service will talk about the impact of cybersecurity on the police and explain the daily business of investigating and prosecution of cyber criminals.
Cyber Security Week
The SME cybersecurity awareness event is held on the final day of the Cyber Security Week in the Hague. During this week over 3000 visitors and hundreds of experts in cyber security and cybercrime working for governments, businesses and knowledge institutions share their knowledge, discuss the latest developments and pitch innovative ideas. Together they will look for innovative solutions for one of the biggest challenges in our modern, digital world: how can we guarantee a secure cyber future?