Dutch Cybersecurity Cluster Well on the US Map due to Successful Trade Mission 2022

15 juni 2022
Auteur: HSD Foundation

Did you know that the USA can benefit from the Netherlands’ strategic geographical location as a digital gateway to Europe? Reducing cybercrimes, securing digital infrastructure, and protecting online privacy are of great importance when building a safe online environment.


After two years of COVID and online events, a huge delegation of 40+ cybersecurity entrepreneurs, agencies and public sector organisations from the Dutch cybersecurity cluster joined the Cybersecurity Trade Mission to San Francisco (RSA). The RSA Conference took place from 5 until 10 June 2022. The Dutch delegation looks back to a fantastic week of networking and events.


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For the fourth time the Dutch delegation attended the RSA Conference & Exhibition, the largest cybersecurity conference in the world under the guidance of InnovationQuarter and in close cooperation with Security Delta (HSD), the Netherlands Enterprise Agency (RVO) and the Consulate General of the Netherlands in San Francisco. Similar to 2020, the Netherlands hosted a pavilion, where eight Dutch cybersecurity companies and organisations presented their latest innovations and showed how they are future-proofing cybersecurity for the challenges ahead. The eight companies this year were BreachlockAwarewaysON2ITBriddgeEclecticIQSignpost SixGroup IB and SecuredNow.



PIB Cybersecurity USA partners part of trade mission

Also, cybersecurity companies AudittrailSecuredNowRadically Open SecurityZivveraXite Security ToolsEclecticIQCompumatica and Signpost Six were part of the mission to San Francisco. in December 2021 these companies joined forces together with InnovationQuarter, Security Delta (HSD) and the Netherlands Enterprise Agency (RVO) and signed a covenant and action plan for a Partners in Business Cybersecurity USA. Besides the RSA, these partners will also visit and join several conferences and missions in the coming years like International Manufacturing Technology Show (Chicago), a Fintech mission to New York and host an incoming mission to the One Conference (The Hague).


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Roadmap Cybersecurity

The trade mission to San Francisco is part of the larger Roadmap Cybersecurity US 2020-2023.  The Netherlands Enterprise Agency (RVO)Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Dutch embassy and consulates, InnovationQuarter (IQ) and HSD have initiated a Roadmap in 2021 and are fully committed to assisting companies doing business in the United States. The Roadmap Cybersecurity US 2020-2023 is a “multiyear programmatic approach to cybersecurity US”. By joining forces companies can enter the US-cybersecurity market. The roadmap bundles existing activities aimed at the US-market and supplements them with new ones. The roadmap focuses on trade promotion, innovation, knowledge sharing and acquisition by looking into topics such as IoT, threat intelligence and data protection.


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Red Trident landed at the HSD Campus

During the RSA Conference American OT cybersecurity company Red Trident  announced the opening of their new office at the HSD Campus in The Hague. Red Trident and Security Delta (HSD) also announced that Red Trident is joining the HSD Community as a Premium Partner.


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“It is a great honour to welcome Red Trident to the Netherlands and especially to the HSD Campus. A strong player in the world of OT security. We are also delighted that we can welcome Red Trident as a Premium Partner to the HSD-cluster. OT-Security often remains underexposed. By joining the cluster with their expertise in OT, they can help to make a difference along with other experts on this topic. And most of all help to keep the Dutch infrastructure and society going.”, commented Joris den Bruinen, Director Security Delta (HSD).


Red Trident is a Houston, Texas, based cybersecurity services company founded in 2014 that provides security solutions that were designed and built to protect critical infrastructure and meet the unique needs and challenges that face customers operating industry 4.0 and OT systems. The opening of a branch in The Hague marks the company’s aim to scale up its European expansion. Red Trident’s target market comprises midsize to enterprise companies in the area of OT cybersecurity, critical infrastructure and industrial automation.


“American cybersecurity company Red Trident has officially announced that they will set up their European office in The Hague. This foreign investment means more jobs and more innovation for the Netherlands, and is a clear recognition of the leadership of the Netherlands in the field of cybersecurity. I welcome Red Trident and look forward to our future collaboration”, said Dirk Janssen, Consul General of the Netherlands in San Francisco.


Red Trident becomes part of a very suitable ecosystem. “In fact, about 32% of all Dutch cybersecurity firms are based in the Greater Rotterdam – The Hague area”, said Philip Meijer, Senior Account Manager Cybersecurity at InnovationQuarter.


InnovationQuarter invests in regional companies, stimulates innovation and helps foreign cybersecurity companies to establish themselves in the Greater Rotterdam – The Hague area. This region is one of the best starting points to target the European market. Read more about the cybersecurity industry in the Greater Rotterdam – The Hague area. Our internationalisation team helps the regional Dutch cybersecurity sector to expand into foreign markets.


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