Report on cybersecurity: a never-ending race

Government and businesses are not doing enough to protect themselves against cyberthreats. Extra measures are needed to battle the increasingly professional methods employed by state actors, cybercriminals and other malicious hackers. That is the conclusion of the report A never-ending race.

The report shows that the Netherlands, one of the most digitalised countries in the world, is an appealing target for cyberspies and cybercriminals. The Dutch government and Dutch high-tech businesses are regularly targeted by cyberespionage. According to the researchers, improving cybersecurity should therefore have greater priority in the Netherlands. 

The report recommends that government and businesses strengthen their resilience against cyberthreats, for example by establishing an independent expertise and advisory centre for SMEs, improving the security of IT products through duties of care and liability legislation, and investing in cybersecurity expertise- and capacity-building.

Read the entire report here.