The office of the National Coordinator for Security and Counterterrorism (NCTV) is keeping a close eye on developments in the wake of the bombings at the Boston Marathon. It is maintaining close contact with foreign intelligence and security services in order to learn more about the background to the bombings. Events in Boston so far give no reason for raising the threat level in the Netherlands.
Representatives of government and the banking sector met today to discuss the recent distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attacks against Dutch banks. After the meeting, Ivo Opstelten (Minister of Security and Justice), Jeroen Dijsselbloem (Minister of Finance), and Boele Staal (president of the Dutch Banking Association) stressed the importance of close cooperation and information sharing between public and private parties.
In the past few days, the websites of Dutch banks have been subjected to several distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attacks, disrupting access to their online banking services. Once the disruption was identified, intensive consultations were held between the banks, DNB (the Dutch central bank and regulatory body), the Ministry of Finance, the Ministry of Security and Justice, the Public Prosecution Service, the National Police, and the National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC).
Information about the National Crisis Centre (NCC) can be found at Crisis management in Themes A-Z.