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The AVG and IB

You frequently see the CISO/Privacy Officer roles combined. I did combine it myself for a while. Even though the two topics overlap, they are also...

ZBO without embargo

Originally a talk I gave at a lunch meeting with several ZBOs. ZBO stands for independent administrative body. These are the government agencies...

Learning to advise

''Gives solicited and unsolicited advice'' is often in our job description. Giving advice is a skill. One which is relevant to a range of roles...

Security vs. privacy

Security and privacy are two topics hardly mentioned in one breath in daily security operations. On the one hand, this is a good thing because when...
Eight cybersecurity predictions for this year (and beyond)

Eight cybersecurity predictions for this year (and beyond)

In March, Gartner revealed its cybersecurity predictions for 2024 and beyond. Its analysts believe generative AI (GenAI) adoption will close the cybersecurity skills gap and reduce employee-driven cybersecurity incidents. They also predict that two-thirds of global 100 organizations will extend directors and officers insurance to cybersecurity leaders due to personal legal exposure.

A cyber-samurai in the digital dojo…

A cyber-samurai in the digital dojo…

In the serene yet potent ethos of ancient Japan, where the discipline of Budo, the martial way, was not merely about combat but a profound journey towards self-mastery, integrity, and the protection of one’s community, we find surprising parallels to the modern role of a CISO in the realm of critical infrastructure.

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.

Two thirds of employees gamble with security

Two thirds of employees gamble with security

Over two-thirds of Dutch employees knowingly put the organization at risk, leading to ransomware or malware infections, data breaches or financial loss. More than four in five of the organizations surveyed experienced at least one successful attack by 2023.

Government launches NIS2 Quick Scan

Government launches NIS2 Quick Scan

On February 29, the central government launched the NIS2 Quick Scan that allows organizations to prepare for the new European NIS2 directive. This directive is aimed at increasing the digital resilience of companies and organizations in the EU.

The AVG and IB

The AVG and IB

You frequently see the CISO/Privacy Officer roles combined. I did combine it myself for a while. Even though the two topics overlap, they are also very different. Because the interests (data subjects vs. organization) are apart and also the scope differs from each...