Successful CISO-Sessions Bringing Knowledge Together

14 Mar 2022
Author: HSD Foundation

The second week of March kicked off with three successful CISO-sessions at the HSD Campus. From Monday 7 till Wednesday 9 March CISOs from different organisations came together, to talk about their role in their organisation and share knowledge during cross-sectoral intervision groups.


The main topic for all groups was Log4j and how to stay in control with ever complexer software-interdependencies, but the cybersecurity implications of the war in Ukraine were discussed as well. 


There was a lively discussion between the participating CISOs where both technical and procedural approaches were shared and compared. Events like Log4j will keep occurring from time to time, but with measures like asset management, SBOM, a streamlined update procedure and more it is possible to stay in control. 


With guest speakers from Checkpoint, NCSC and Kadaster and a short social moment afterward the first in-person CISO intervision meetings of this year were a success.


Cross-sectoral intervision meetings

In 2018 HSD Office started setting up cross-sectoral intervision meetings for Chief Information Security Officers (CISOs). At this moment there are three groups, and new groups will be formed. Meeting the same people enhances the trust necessary to share and learn from each other. During these intervision meetings, CISOs from different sectors -such as the banking and governmental, greenhouse horticulture, energy and multinational sector- exchange knowledge & ideas and discuss solutions for IT-security and challenges in their role of CISO. 


These meetings are organised several times a year. The format is always the same: a small group of CISOs come together in a confidential setting, without product providers. And once a year HSD organises a CISO network afternoon where the participants of the different groups meet each other and other interested CISO's or CIO's.  The CISOs look cross-sectorally for resilient cyber strategies to minimize the impact of cyberattacks. The role of CISOs is becoming more important than ever. In a world where the frequency of threats is advancing. Well-developed strategies for the future are necessary, when it gets hard to keep up with the advancing attacks and methods of attackers for protection and security


Join a CISO-session

Are you a CISO and interested to join one of the CISO-sessions to share your expertise? The next CISO-sessions will take place at HSD on 15, 19 and 20 September 2022. For more information please contact


Check for all other meetings the HSD Calendar


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