Council member Ineke Dezentjé Hamming on the CSR Advice on the Cabinet's response to the WRR report and a short Citrix evaluation

Video interview with CSR council member Ineke Dezentjé Hamming about the CSR Advice on government response to WRR report and short Citrix evaluation.

Council member Ineke Dezentjé Hamming on the CSR Advice on the Cabinet's response to the WRR report and a short Citrix evaluation

Welcome. Could you please introduce yourself?
I am Ineke Dezentjé Hamming, chairperson of FME...
which is the entrepreneurs' organisation for the tech sector, with 2200 members.
On behalf of FME I'm a member of the Cyber Security Council CSR.
Last year the Scientific Council for Government Policy WRR...
published its report on digital disruption.
The report says that The Netherlands should get better at anticipating...
digital disruption.
The minister of Justice and Security has announced measures...
for a better preparation for digital disruption.
Why is the Council responding to this?
It's vital that we put measures in place...
because we are extremely vulnerable when it comes to cyber security.
If we have learned one thing from the corona crisis...
it is that we really have to protect everything that is ours.
People have remote social contacts and they are working and learning remotely...
which makes them ideal victims for cyber criminals.
In my opinion this report really doesn't go far enough.
That's what I wanted to say. It has to be faster and more intensive.
Also, the entrepreneurs’ organisation MKB has to be involved.
According to the Council...
what should be done in addition to the government measures?
For me the motto should be:'Sharing is the new having.'
A national system of information hubs should be put in place asap...
and this must be accessible to all sectors, not just the vital sectors.
And also to the MKB. This is crucial.
Also, there should be more exercises, of the public and private sectors.
It's important to get to know each other...
so not just the ministries among themselves, but the private sector too.
This is crucial.
You have to be able to trust each other and participate in joint exercises.
To conclude, there should be standard assessments...
of incidents which have a major impact on society.
This will result in more information and a basis to further build on.
Can you give a concrete example of the importance of exercises?
Exercises are crucial.
Some of our member companies participated in a NATO exercise.
We are working with the Ministry of Defence.
This was an eye-opener, both for the companies and the ministry.
You got to know each other, including each others vulnerabilities.
Obviously, this is crucial if you want to increase your cyber resilience.
So this is vital, and once again I'm saying: Sharing is the new having.