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November 2021-January 2022

The Netherlands still lacks digital resilience, says report

Despite positive developments in cyber security, various incidents in the past year have shown there is still plenty of work to be done in the Netherlands, according to a report by the National Coordinator for Counterterrorism and Security (NCTV). Digital processes form the nervous system of Dutch society, which require undisturbed functioning. Cyber attacks affect this nervous system and can ultimately lead to the paralysis of parts of society. Because of the interconnectedness between the digital and physical worlds, administrative attention to the importance of digital security, digital threats and resilience from a purely technical perspective is too limited, says the NCTV’s Cybersecurity assessment Netherlands 2021 report. The country’s National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC) has seen an increase in the use of multifactor authentication by companies, and insecure technologies are being phased out, bringing about an improvement in detection and response, and a wide range of initiatives are emerging to improve organisations’ ...

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