Safe Together: Securing Van Oord’s Supply Chain | With Edwin Franse, CISO at Van Oord

October 31, 2023

Innovation is a key component of the business formula and philosophy at Van Oord. Cyber security is in this regard no exception. Edwin Franse, CISO at Van Oord, has put in place a resilient security system based on best practices in the industry, recognized as such by both peers and certification providers.

A very important part of Van Oord’s security is the security of the hundreds of suppliers and partners that Van Oord works with. Not only could a breach at one of these companies put Van Oord’s security in jeopardy, supply chain security is also one of the focal points of recent regulatory interventions. But how can one steer away from extensive questionnaires and assessments that are time consuming and resource intensive? Edwin Franse will elaborate on this and shares his thoughts and approach

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

Edwin Franse, Van Oord

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Edwin Franse


After finishing his studies at the TU Eindhoven, Edwin Franse started his career as a business consultant before discovering his love for cyber security at the Dutch Ministry of Defence. There Franse built his career before once again making the leap to the business world when he accepted the function of CISO at Van Oord six years ago.

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Join us at a unique Vision Dinner on the 31st of October, and get inspired by Franse’s journey. In a small-scale round table setting for cybersecurity executives, Edwin takes participants through the security strategy at Van Oord, the value of digital security partnerships with supply chain partners and his lessons learned in securing his contacts as much as possible. After the presentation, there will be time for discussion and networking.


Location: Restaurant HFSLG, Bosch en Duin

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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  • Participants have to meet the previously described target audience.
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  • 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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