What do you do if your organization is hacked? The learnings of the North and East Gelderland Security Region

June 15, 2023

During this Vision Dinner, Edwin will extensively reflect on the large-scale cybersecurity attack on the VNOG. How could the attack have been prevented, what went right and what went wrong and what lessons have been learned from this crisis? Edwin shows how a crisis structure was used. This set-up guaranteed communication and cooperation with chain partners including mayors, ministries, fellow directors, the NCSC and the VR-ISAC. Are you curious about Edwin's learnings and would you like to hear about the experiences and challenges of the other participants?

Then you are most welcome to participate in this small-scale Vision Dinner!

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

Edwin Moraal, Veiligheidsregio Noord- en Oost-Gelderland (VNOG)

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Edwin Moraal

Chief Information Security Officer, Advisor ICT

Edwin has been working as Chief Information Security Officer & ICT Advisor at the North and East Gelderland Security Region (VNOG) since May 2020. There are 22 municipalities active within the region. Six months after he joined the company, VNOG had to deal with a major ransomware attack.

Edwin combines 25 years of experience in ICT with his passion for technology. He is driven by innovation, easily sees opportunities and takes full advantage of them. He has supervised many network and security projects, combining his technical skills with management skills.

Veiligheidsregio Noord- en Oost-Gelderland (VNOG)


As the first security region to be hit by a cyber attack, the North and East Gelderland Security Region (VNOG) plays an important role in sharing their experience and helping other security regions, municipalities and government agencies improve their ICT security and the (communication) processes surrounding the attack.


Location: Hoefslag, 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


Responsible for Cyber ​​Security within the government

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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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