Prevention and remedy | Cyberattacks as an increasing worldwide threat

September 15, 2022

During this Virtual Round Table, Koen Gijsbers will share his experiences & expert knowledge gathered at NATO and the Dutch Ministry of Defence over the last decades. He will elaborate on current strategic, operational and tactical trends within the cybersecurity domain and their implications for the (near) future. After his presentation, there is the opportunity for an open discussion with Koen and the other participants. You are most welcome to join!

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

Koen Gijsbers, dcypher

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Koen Gijsbers

Global Senior Executive Advisor Digital, Cyber and Innovation

Koen has over 40 years of experience working in the public sector as a military leader and senior civil executive. In the IT and cyber domain, Koen led NATO’s communications transformation towards the concept of Netcentric Operations and drove change in the NLD Ministry of Defense as CIO. Since 2017 is working cyber issue for both the public and private sector. In his current role at DCypher, a public – private collaboration platform, Koen is leading the Automated Vulnerability Research and Innovation Program, aimed at recognizing vulnerabilities in software as early as possible to increase their resilience against cyber-attacks.



While the kinetic action in the Russian and Ukrainian conflict is limited to the traditional battlefield, attacks within the cyber domain are becoming an increasing threat worldwide. Either by stealing sensitive data and threatening public exposure or crippling IT infrastructure, threats such as ransomware and wiperware put business continuity and public trust at risk. Security technology plays an important role; however, every organization is prone to cyberattacks. Focusing on prevention alone is not enough; it is also vital to have the right mechanisms in place when your organization becomes the victim of a successful cyber breach.


4 pm - 5.30 pm
Online event via Teams



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  • Participants have to meet the previously described target audience.
  • If applicable, our partners will be presented with every application.
  • During all our sessions, the Chatham House Rule applies. This means that the participants are free to use the information received, but neither the identity nor the affiliation of the speaker(s), nor that of any other participant, may be revealed. This means that no report, no photos and no recordings are made of the meeting. The presentation will also not be distributed to the participants afterwards..

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