The Innovative Path of De Nederlandsche Bank to a New Level of Cyber Resilience

April 18, 2024

Join us at this Vision Dinner as Jeroen van Kesteren, CISO & Head of Digital Security Services at De Nederlandsche Bank, shares his experiences on the place of cybersecurity within DNB and to hear the reasons behind DNB's unorthodox structure when it comes to its security apparatus. After the presentation there will be ample time for questions, discussion and networking.

  • Small-scale peer session
  • Open dialogue by means of the Chatham House Rule

Jeroen van Kesteren, Nederlandsche Bank

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Jeroen van Kesteren

Head of Department Digital Security Services / CISO

After finishing his economics degree, Jeroen van Kesteren started out his career in IT at Capgemini and Amsterdam Municipality. In the meantime Jeroen has also served as a guest lecturer at the VU Amsterdam before landing at De Nederlandsche Bank in 2010. Jeroen has been CISO there since 2017.

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Clemens Esser

Chief Technologist

As Chief Technologist, Clemens assists organizations in connecting technology, business and IT procedures. Taking business issues as a starting point, he helps develop optimal IT solutions designed to provide real business benefits.

In today's dynamic landscape, digital transformation stands at the forefront, emphasizing the pivotal role of IT in accelerating value delivery. Many companies have vast data sets, but struggle to leverage advanced technologies such as machine learning and artificial intelligence to unlock the potential (and monetization) of that data. In his role as Chief Technologist, Clemens provides daily guidance to customers, including strategies for utilizing Hybrid Cloud and Intelligent Edge technologies and selecting the appropriate consumption models.

Clemens holds a Bachelor's degree in Electronics. He joined Digital in 1989 and held various positions at Compaq, HP and HPE in consulting and presales.

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With regulations like NIS2 and DORA in place, and considering that the Netherlands are the highest on the list in the EU when it comes to cybercrime, becoming cyber resilient has never been more challenging. Especially in an industry where the stakes are high: the Dutch financial system has to remain up and running 24x7.

Jeroen van Kesteren, CISO at De Nederlandsche Bank (DNB), extends his security approach beyond the typical confines. At DNB, the CISO not only oversees the traditional security teams such as the SOC and ISOs but also steers certain teams not traditionally linked with IT security. Under Jeroen’s leadership, for instance, the eDiscovery department excels in specialized tasks like data recovery, which is crucial in the event of ransomware attacks, and data collection for specific purposes. Additionally, he supervises certain innovation initiatives, including those focusing on AI, which can be instrumental in proactive ransomware defense and enhancing disaster recovery processes.


Location: ’t Ganzenest, Rijswijk

17:30 | Start program (including presentation, discussion and a 3-course dinner)
20:30 | End of formal program, opportunity for informal networking


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