If passed, a bill submitted by State Secretary for Security and Justice Klaas Dijkhoff to the House of Representatives on Thursday 21 January will require organisations active in vital sectors to report serious digital security vulnerabilities or breeches to the National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC).
Cybercrime and digital espionage remain the largest threat to digital security in the Netherlands. Geopolitical developments like international conflicts and political sensitivities have a major impact on the scope of this threat. These are key findings from the Cyber Security Assessment Netherlands (CSAN), presented to the House of Representatives by State Secretary Dijkhoff in October, and now available in English.
The threat level in the Netherlands remains substantial, which means the chance of an attack is real. The West as a whole is facing a real and complex threat. The authorities in Europe are mindful of the possibility of both complex, large-scale attacks and simple, small-scale ones. These are some of the conclusions contained in the 40th edition of the Terrorist Threat Assessment for the Netherlands (DTN40), which Minister of Security and Justice Ard van der Steur sent to parliament today.
In a letter to the House of Representatives updating the 39th edition of the Terrorist Threat Assessment for the Netherlands, the Minster of Security and Justice has announced that the threat level in the Netherlands remains substantial, which means the chance of an attack is real.
Dick Schoof is the National Coordinator for Security and Counterterrorism and Patricia Zorko is the Deputy National Coordinator Security and Counterterrorism.
On 17 July 2014 flight MH17 (Malaysia Airlines) crashed in Ukraine on its way from Amsterdam to Kuala Lumpur. On board were 283 passengers and 15 crew members. Among the passengers are at least 196 Dutch citizens. Statements of the Dutch government are available here.
Information about the National Crisis Centre (NCC) can be found at Crisis management in Themes.