Cyber-attacks Within Vital Organisation | Vitens perspective on how to deal with cyber threat

June 13, 2023

During this Vision Dinner, Matthijs Zwart, CIO & CISO, will take you through the security approach within Vitens. As a vital company that must always deliver, breaches can have serious consequences. The risk of no access to drinking water is at stake. To avoid this threat Vitens for instance simulates scenarios in which the software doesn’t function for an extended period of time to see if the company can still supply drinking water without computers.

After the presentation, there is the opportunity for an open discussion with Matthijs and the other participants. You are most welcome to join!

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

Matthijs Zwart, Vitens

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Matthijs Zwart


Since 2017 Matthijs is working at Vitens, the largest drinking water company in the Netherlands. He previously worked at the American media company AMC International, where his responsibilities included the end-to-end operation of international media traffic and distribution for 80 television channels reaching 450 million households. Before that he held various positions within KPN where he spawned the first mobile internet service in Europe. Matthijs has a Master of Science in Applied Physics.



It is frequently difficult to keep all systems up to date and to screen for potential cyber-attacks. As a result, the likelihood of an attack within an organisation remains high. How do you keep up with the minimizing cyber risk at your company in the never-ending race with hackers?


Location: Restaurant Hoefslag, Bosch en Duin
17:30 - 20:30


Event for Directors and manager in Cyber Security

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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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