Realizing the potential of the Cybersecurity Sector in the Netherlands

16:00 - 17:00 hrs

The ministry of Economic Affairs - more specific the Directorate Telecommunicationsmarket, Directorate-general for Energy, Telecommunications and Competition (DG ETM) – has conducted research on the economic opportunities of cybersecurity. The study was granted to a consortium composed by Verdonck, Klooster and Associates (VKA) and SEO Amsterdam Economics. The purpose of this research is to gain insight on: • the starting position of the Netherlands for the realization of the economic opportunities of cyber security, including SWOT-analyses . A quantative analyses of the cybersecurity sector will be part of this part of the study • the relationship between cyber security and economic activity and to what extent a higher level of cyber security leads to more economic activity. For both aspects, suggestions have been done about perspectives for the Dutch government to realize the potential of the cybersecurity sector in the Netherlands. 

André Hendriks (VKA) will present the main findings of the report, as input for a discussion (moderated by Joost van der Vleuten, from the Ministry of Economic Affairs) on how to stimulate the cybersecurity sector in the Netherlands.


André Hendriks


Ministerie van Economische Zaken