Netherlands

Events

Alert Online
Date: 03 Oct 2016

The 5th edition of the campaign Alert Online will take place between 3 and 14 October 2016. Alert Online is the national cyber security awareness campaign in the Netherlands, aiming to make Dutch citizens safer online. This year's theme is Cybersecurity Skills.

The Netherlands is one of a select group of countries with the highest number of internet connections. And more people use internet banking here than in any other country in Europe. We are online everywhere, all the time. This gives the Netherlands a head start, creating new opportunities for innovation and economic growth. It also means that we all have to be particularly aware of the dangers and risks. That is why the campaign Alert Online exists.



Alert Online is aimed at citizens, independent entrepreneurs, companies, organisations and their staff. A broad target group. Because people often use the internet both for work and private purposes and these two areas increasingly overlap. Working on their home computer for example, or going on Facebook using the cell phone from their work. This exposes people and organisations to such risks as viruses, files accidentally ending up on the street, or falling prey to fraudsters and cybercriminals.



By drawing attention to the various initiatives in the field of cyber security in the Netherlands, we can take cyber security expertise in our society to a higher level.


The Netherlands is one of a select group of countries with the highest number of internet connections. And more people use internet banking here than in any other country in Europe. We are online everywhere, all the time. This gives the Netherlands a head start, creating new opportunities for innovation and economic growth. It also means that we all have to be particularly aware of the dangers and risks. That is why the campaign Alert Online exists.



Alert Online is aimed at citizens, independent entrepreneurs, companies, organisations and their staff. A broad target group. Because people often use the internet both for work and private purposes and these two areas increasingly overlap. Working on their home computer for example, or going on Facebook using the cell phone from their work. This exposes people and organisations to such risks as viruses, files accidentally ending up on the street, or falling prey to fraudsters and cybercriminals.



By drawing attention to the various initiatives in the field of cyber security in the Netherlands, we can take cyber security expertise in our society to a higher level.

Alert Online
Date: 03 Oct 2016

The 5th edition of the campaign Alert Online will take place between 3 and 14 October. Alert Online is the national cyber security awareness campaign in the Netherlands, aiming to make Dutch citizens safer online. This year’s theme is Cybersecurity skills.

The Netherlands is one of a select group of countries with the highest number of internet connections. And more people use internet banking here than in any other country in Europe. We are online everywhere, all the time. This gives the Netherlands a head start, creating new opportunities for innovation and economic growth. It also means that we all have to be particularly aware of the dangers and risks. That is why the campaign Alert Online exists.



Alert Online is aimed at citizens, independent entrepreneurs, companies, organisations and their staff. A broad target group. Because people often use the internet both for work and private purposes and these two areas increasingly overlap. Working on their home computer for example, or going on Facebook using the cell phone from their work. This exposes people and organisations to such risks as viruses, files accidentally ending up on the street, or falling prey to fraudsters and cybercriminals.



By drawing attention to the various initiatives in the field of cyber security in the Netherlands, we can take cyber security expertise in our society to a higher level.

Matchmaking Cybersecurity 14 Oktober 2016
Date: 14 Oct 2016

Matchmaking Cybersecurity 1.participation in next SBIR & long term NWO cybersecurity research call 2. closing gaps between desired job profiles & cybersecurity curricula

https://www.dcypher.nl/

Mobile Malware Awareness Campaign
Date: 24 Oct 2016

Mobile devices such as smartphones or tablets have become ingrained in our daily lives. Technology which was once only found on desktop computers can now be carried in the palm of one’s hands. Yet as the popularity of these devices explodes, the appetite of cybercriminals targeting these devices has grown too. The risk of mobile malware is real: hackers can steal money and sensitive information, use these devices as bots and even spy on your activities. Unfortunately, most people have not realised the importance of protecting their mobile devices from such attacks. To raise awareness among users, Europol’s European Cybercrime Centre (EC3) has kicked off today (24 October) a joint Mobile Malware Awareness Campaign as part of the European Cyber Security Month.

Over the course of this week, 22 EU Member States (Austria, Belgium, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, France, Germany, Greece, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovenia, Spain and the United Kingdom), 3 non-EU countries (Colombia, Norway and Ukraine) and 2 EU agencies (ENISA and eu-LISA) in cooperation with numerous public and private partners will be raising awareness about this criminal phenomenon and its consequences. The range of activities varies from press conferences, school lectures, educational workshops and training courses, online quizzes and live chats on social media. This pan-European endeavour will be accompanied by a massive communication campaign via social media channels and national law enforcement websites.

To help people better protect their mobile devices from cybercrime, Europol’s European Cybercrime Centre has developed awareness-raising material available for public download in 20 languages. It provides an overview of the threat and key vulnerabilities of the mobile devices. A set of tips explains how to perform in a secure way every day activities such as downloading apps, internet banking, connection to WI-FI or how to avoid becoming a victim of mobile ransomware.