Interview with Petra Oldengarm, Cyberveilig Nederland


“We are increasingly dealing with all kinds of attacks, intrusions and spy-like issues. The recent outcry over the Microsoft Exchange server leak shows that we need to continue to prepare for new attacks in the years to come. That means that resilience is just as important, if not more important, than it already was.”

Securing one’s own ICT system starts with simple questions about business continuity, Oldengarm emphasizes. “It is important to recognize that work is increasingly dependent on digital systems and security goes hand in hand with that. We from the cybersecurity industry have been shouting from the sidelines for years: get to work!” “The focus has historically still been much on preventing cyber incidents. At the same time, organizations need to shift their attention to the question: how do I make sure I discover an incident as soon as possible, to limit the damage? And also: how do I resolve an incident as quickly as possible, if I discover it? Organizations need to have their governance in place. It’s a matter of being concerned about digital security at the boardroom and executive level and making people responsible for it.” “Detecting an attack and organizing a proper response are two key concerns.” Read the entire interview here.