Joining forces for a resilient cyber world!

The CISO community provides a platform for Chief Information Security Officers (CISOs) and cybersecurity professionals in the Netherlands. By bringing together the top talents in the sector, we will be able to share knowledge, exchange experiences, and work together with the ultimate goal of increasing cyber awareness and cyber resilience in a quick-moving digital world.

Why do we need a CISO community?

Cyber-attacks can have far-reaching consequences. Even a minor privacy breach can jeopardize a company’s survival, due to legal consequences and negative media attention.

Meanwhile, digitization continues at full speed, and companies have to evolve just as fast. This is causing a shift in leaders’ opinions on security – and a corresponding change in thinking about the CISO’s role.

Over the years, the CISO role has grown and matured fast under the CIO’s wings and is now starting to stand on its own two feet by reporting directly to the board. The role can be demanding and requires professionals to combine hard and soft skills to meet requirements from many parties. Looking at all these challenges, a network of cybersecurity professionals can be extremely helpful.

Therefore, we are creating a dedicated CISO community. Our community aims to reposition cybersecurity in the boardroom, contribute to knowledge development, stimulate the conversation between relevant stakeholders, and create a cybersecurity domain ecosystem that helps security providers shape their roadmaps.

On this platform, we will expand the successful Highly Resilience Organizations (HRO) program, which relies on organizations operating at the highest cybersecurity level. We are also working on setting up an annual CISODAY, which will include the election of the CISO of the Year. In addition, a members-only environment will be created to exchange tips and knowledge securely.

By bringing together the top talents in cybersecurity, we aim to share knowledge, provide tools, and work together to accelerate the shift to a more secure digital world.

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CISO positioning & governance

Leadership is essential to developing effective cybersecurity strategies and policies. Organizations need to rethink and future-proof their cyber operating models and governance structures.

Talent & skills

The cybersecurity sector needs to address workforce shortages, but it also has an opportunity to accelerate the development of essential skills. ‘Old and wise’ experts can collaborate with ‘young and ambitious’ professionals. This group includes anything that helps build a resilient talent pool.

Competencies

The CISO’s role is broad. Technical knowledge and management skills for operations and business are essential, as are personal competencies such as soft skills, communication skills, leadership, and stakeholder management. “Infinite game skills” and a stoic mindset are useful as well.

Business continuity

Essential to ensure the resilience and operational integrity of an organization after a cyber attack or other disruption, business continuity involves preparation for and restoration of business operations. The integration of offensive and defensive cyber models and strategies is important here.

Innovation

New technologies, strategies, and ways of thinking to improve security and stay proactive are the focus here. These are crucial to the evolution and effectiveness of cybersecurity, given rapid technological advances and the ever-changing nature of threats.

Technology

Technology plays an essential role in cybersecurity. Cyber threats are evolving rapidly. Areas of technology that are fundamental to the protection of information systems and infrastructure is the focus of his group.

“The digital transition could pose a threat to our society. With more processes being online, our attack surface increases too.”

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Pre-registration for the online CISO community portal


CISO community Nederland provides a platform for Chief Information Security Officers (CISOs) and cybersecurity professionals in the Netherlands. By bringing together the top talents in the sector, we will be able to share knowledge, exchange experiences, and work together with the ultimate goal of increasing cyber awareness and cyber resilience in a quick-moving digital world.

This summer we will launch an online portal for members of the CISO community Nederland. A secure environment where CISOs can learn, share knowledge, network with peers, and have access to all essential information gathered in one central location. Pre-register now and show your interest in becoming part of the CISO community Nederland and help increase cybersecurity maturity in The Netherlands. You can choose your membership profile once the online portal is live.

We will keep you posted on the progress of the online portal after receiving your pre-registration.

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