‘Companies are poorly prepared for cyber threat’

‘Companies are poorly prepared for cyber threat’

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Dutch companies are well informed of digital threats. The Cyber Security Council (CSR) is Wednesday as a result of own research sounding the alarm about the severe shortage of cybersecurity information in the industry.

The urgency of the problem is, according to the advisory body large and it is important that various parties, both public and private, quickly take action.

Only the government and organizations that are essential in daily life, such as banks and suppliers of electricity, gas and drinking water, exchange important information about digital threats with each other. Other companies and organizations continue to have it dissipate.

The CSR advises the relevant ministries, law enforcement and the business community Wednesday urgently to provide such information, now to share. Also must be made with the setting up of a so-called Digital Trust Centre, that if informatieknooppunt should act.


In addition, calls to the CSR to ensure that it is easier to report cybercrime. Because procedures around identification and log on to this moment are complex, fear the CSR that is only the tip of the cybercrime iceberg in the Netherlands is visible.

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