HSD Chairman Wim Kuijken: "The Netherlands needs billons to strengthen digital security"

21 apr 2016
Auteur: HSD Foundation

As of 1 January 2016, Wim Kuijken is chairman of the Board of the HSD Foundation. To give an insight into his ambitions with the Dutch security cluster and the economic potential of HSD, he was interviewed by 'Het Financieele Dagblad' and BNR on 19 April 2016. In addition an interview was published in Security Management Magazine of June 2016.


According to Kuijken, The Netherlands needs billons to strengthen the digital security. "Cyber security is the topic of the future and is of great importance to our social security and economy". He advocates the implementation of a national cyber testbed, where businesses, governments, and knowledge institutions work together to test and improve digital products and ICT systems of the critical infrastructure sector.


VNO-NCW, the largest employers organisation in The Netherlands, and MKB-Nederland (SME) support Wim Kuijken's call and believe that the next Dutch Cabinet needs to invest in cyber security. "If The Netherlands wants to maintain and expand their position as ICT frontrunner, digital security is key", according to these organisations. "Digitalisation of the economy and society offers many business opportunities, but at the same time cyber threats (crime, espionage and sabotage) are huge. Action is needed to ensure our digital security". Read the article (in Dutch).