Daphne Frik
“Become the enabler, not the blocker”

“Become the enabler, not the blocker”

A great CISO is one who can embrace innovation and new business goals, but at the same time, knows how to create awareness about security risks, says Luisella ten Pierik, CISO of regional grid operator for electricity and gas Stedin and manager of their CIO Office.

Are you ready for NIS2?

Are you ready for NIS2?

Although the Dutch legislation for NIS2 is running behind, the Dutch business sector should start getting their things in order, especially if they are dependent on international customers and suppliers.

The Great Reset – Why we haven’t yet seen the end of the Big Tech layoffs

The Great Reset – Why we haven’t yet seen the end of the Big Tech layoffs

After seeing two years of post-pandemic economic downturn and massive layoffs in the tech sector, recovery seemed to be on the radar for 2024. However, jobs continue to be impacted. But in the cybersecurity industry the shift to AI and low interest rates, that facilitate finding capital, have led to an increase in hiring.

Your vote, your voice?

Your vote, your voice?

Attempts to meddle in election processes through cyberattacks have increased drastically, and the methods with which hostile actors try to infiltrate society are continually evolving. Cybersecurity professionals have a role to play in this trend by educating the general public about these risks so that more stakeholders can act as a defense against hostile state actors.

A hacker’s wishlist for Christmas

A hacker’s wishlist for Christmas

Every year, cyberattacks increase dramatically during the holiday season. Criminals know how to take advantage of a busy season in which companies endure chaos and employees are busy, stressed, tired, and ready for a break.

“This is your CEO calling. Can you pay this invoice for me?”

“This is your CEO calling. Can you pay this invoice for me?”

In many companies, artificial intelligence is slowly getting ingrained in work processes. Generative AI tools such as ChatGPT make it easy to replace time-costly processes such as generating summaries, creating marketing content, and automating customer service.

Yet, AI evolves at high speed, and the business sector needs to wake up. Looking at the biggest cyber security trends in 2024 that everyone must prepare for, generative AI is on top of the list, according to Forbes. Cybercriminals are increasingly incorporating AI in their attacks, ranging from deepfake social engineering attempts to automated malware.

Fighting cybercrime in a more targeted way with “Melissa”

Fighting cybercrime in a more targeted way with “Melissa”

On October 3, the “Melissa” covenant was signed by The Public Prosecution Service (OM), the police, the NCSC, Cyberveilig Nederland, and ten private parties. In this partnership, the groups join forces to fight cybercrime in a more targeted way, to increase the chances of catching cybercriminals, and to reduce the chance of impact for victims.

“CISOs should have a prominent place on the board – and beyond”

“CISOs should have a prominent place on the board – and beyond”

The CISO will be an important stakeholder in the coming years, according to Rob Beijleveld, one of the initiators of the CISO community. CISOs have to take steps to develop their role, increase cybersecurity awareness, advocate for changes, and show that they deserve that seat at the table.