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Thales, a specialist in cyber security and data security solutions for critical information systems, has joined the trade association Cyberveilig Nederland. One of the main goals of this organization is to increase the digital resilience of Dutch society.

Thales announced this in a press release today. In addition to increasing the digital resilience of the Netherlands, Cyberveilig Nederland also wants to increase the quality and transparency within the ever-growing cybersecurity sector. It has to be, because the Netherlands is at the forefront when it comes to Internet access.

Cyber security as an opportunity

In the Netherlands, 97.1% of the population has access to the Internet. This offers economic and social benefits, but also risks. After all, the number of people who have access to the Internet as laymen and who are not or hardly aware of good security measures is large.

For this reason, Thales would like to work with CyberSecurity Netherlands to devote as much attention as possible to cyberSecurity. Only in this way can people continue to rely on their information and their information systems. The idea is that cybersecurity also offers an opportunity for companies to take advantage of it.

Increased awareness

According to Petra Oldemgarm, director of Cyberveilig Nederland, there have been many major cyber attacks in recent years. In any case, these ensure that companies are more aware of the vulnerabilities of their digital infrastructure. The result is an increased demand for cybersecurity services. Organisations can choose from a large number of security services and often find it difficult to make a good selection. More transparency and a strong quality mark can help them with this, according to Oldengarm.

Thales also sees this as an opportunity to work together with various parties and thus strengthen each other. That’s what Fokke Dijksma, Cybersecurity Consultancy Lead at Thales, says. The sector association is a fully-fledged discussion partner for, among others, the government and its representatives, such as the National Cybersecurity Centre. By joining forces, we are working together to increase the digital resilience of our society.

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