IOB formulates points for improvement in cybersecurity policy in the Netherlands

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The government’s national and international cybersecurity policy has done a good job in recent years, but there are also the necessary challenges and points for attention. For example, the interdepartmental management is inadequate and there is a lack of an unambiguous strategy that is up-to-date. The next cabinet will work on the recommendations and insights of the International Research and Policy Evaluation Department (IOB).

This is what Ben Knapen, outgoing Minister of Foreign Affairs, the successor of Sigrid Kaag, writes in a letter to the House of Representatives. In it he responds to the conclusions and advice of the IOB, which is part of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

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