The threat level in the Netherlands remains ‘substantial’, meaning that the chance of an attack is real. The reasons for raising the threat level in March 2013 still apply for the period under review.
Thanks to various incidents involving internet security breaches, people now have a better idea of what cyber security means. At the same time, IT users still have a limited perception of risk and overestimate their own digital security. These are some of the main conclusions of a survey of cyber security awareness among different groups in the Netherlands. These findings were announced today at the launch of Alert Online, the government campaign to raise public awareness of cyber security.
The Minister of Security and Justice Ivo Opstelten today unveiled the government’s second National Cyber Security Strategy in a letter to the House of Representatives. Under the new strategy the public and private sectors will work together more closely to boost resilience to IT breakdowns and cyber attacks. The Strategy provides for additional necessary enhancement of the cyber architecture.
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