Detecting or neutralising drones early on can help us manage the threat posed by these unmanned mobile systems. Four companies have been commissioned by the Ministry of Security and Justice, the Royal Military and Border Police and the National Police to develop and market products which do exactly that. They will showcase their solutions in mid-2016.
Schiphol Airport has hired Wilma van Dijk as the senior manager of its Safety, Security and Environment Department (SSE). Ms Van Dijk has been the Deputy National Coordinator for Security and Counterterrorism (NCTV) and the director of the NCTV’s Cyber Security Department since 2014.
The threat level for the Netherlands has again been maintained at ‘substantial’. This means that there is a real chance of an attack in the Netherlands. The sheer diversity of actors and the way they interact add to the complexity of the threat. The recent attacks in Tunisia, France and Kuwait show how diffuse the jihadist threat is. This is why it is so vital to keep up our professional efforts and maintain our focus. These recent developments will be taken into account as the Dutch ...
From 22 to 25 June 2015, the National Coordinator for Security and Counterterrorism (NCTV) held the ISIDOOR operational cyber exercise, together with 30 public and private partners. The exercise featured a number of simulated cyber incidents, including data leaks and system vulnerabilities. The government had to work with these public and private parties in deciding on the operational response to each incident.
Dick Schoof is the National Coordinator for Security and Counterterrorism and Wilma van Dijk 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.