Category Archives: Cyber warfare

How will banks ensure the safety of our money? Ddos attacks on NL banks

This week bank costumers of The Netherlands were shocked when they realised that online banking may not be as safe as they thought. Perhaps some were surprised to hear that what they think is money, is nothing but digits, something … Continue reading

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State hacking. Do’s and don’ts, pros and cons

Over the past days a lot has been said and written on counter hacking by enforcement agencies. The cause is a letter Dutch Minister I. Opstelten, Security & Justice, sent to parliament (click here). Pros and cons were debated and … Continue reading

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Fear of China and ICT production, part 2

Recently I wrote a blog post on the lessons behind the takedown by Microsoft of 3322.org. BTW, this organisation is back online after striking a deal with Microsoft. (Click here.) In the blog I focussed on the fact that most … Continue reading

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The Internet and the legitimacy of governments

In two recent debate events I participated in, on iFreedom and privacy in the online world, mistrust of government and government’s intentions and motivations on and towards the Internet were abundantly present with more than just a few people in … Continue reading

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Coordination and cooperation in online threats

In his recent blog post Jan Jaap Oerlemans of Leiden University’s Law school reacted in-depth on the recent cyber security analyses of the Dutch National Cyber Security Centre and the accompanying letter of minister I. Opstelten of Security and Justice. … Continue reading

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Cyber security and old(er) men

Recently at a meeting on cyber security I looked around and took a close look at who were sitting around me. Mostly middle aged men and older (including myself), hardly any ladies nor youth. Discussing this afterwards with perhaps the … Continue reading

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Cyber security: Private responsibility, public concerns

In all debates on cyber security the Dutch government is adamant: in the private sector cyber security is the responsibility of the private sector. The same goes for lower government organisations. In this the government is correct. It is impossible … Continue reading

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