Cyber Security Assessment Netherlands 2016:

October 26, 2016

Professional criminals are an ever greater danger to digital security in the Netherlands. Professional criminals are becoming increasingly better organized and are using advanced digital attack methods. In the past year, several large-scale attacks have taken place with a high degree of organisation, focusing on the theft of money and valuable information. In addition to the government, the victims were, increasingly, companies and private citizens. Professional criminals are thus, becoming a growing threat to the digital security in the Netherlands. That is apparent from the Cyber Security Assessment Netherlands 2016 (CSAN 2016) that State Secretary Dijkhoff presented to the Lower House in September and which is published in English today.

 In the context of the growing threats in the digital domain, there are four notable developments in the CSAN 2016. Professional criminals cary out long-lasting and high-quality operationsDigital economic espionage by foreign intelligence services puts a strain on the competitiveness of the NetherlandsRansomware is commonplace and has become even more advancedAdvertising networks have not yet shown the ability to cope with malvertising More info and download via