SECCON Security Community

SECCON Community

Collaboration and sharing knowledge are the first steps to create and maintain a high level of cyber resilience. Designed by the industry for the industry, this community focuses on knowledge sharing and collaboration in Cybersecurity. The goal is to further strengthen the cyber resilience of Dutch organisations by learning from each other's experiences and challenges. Join us to hear experts share insights into theoretical and practical aspects of Cybersecurity.

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SECCON NL is a podium for experts to share insights into the security, privacy, trust, and resilience of networks, systems, services, and applications as well as novel ways for dealing with vulnerabilities and mitigating sophisticated cyber-attacks. 

Our events will offer the community an interactive learning experience to build new relations, and create fresh energy to deal with the many challenges in the cyber security domain.

Join our LinkedIn Group to get the latest information on SECCON NL and register for our event on 28th September today.

Highlights from SECCON NL 2022

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Sadie Creese

Sadie Creese is Professor of Cyber Security in the Department of Computer Science at the University of Oxford, where she teaches operational aspects of cybersecurity including threat detection and security architectures.

Opening keynote

Martin Lee

Martin Lee is a technical lead of security research within Talos, Cisco’s threat intelligence and research organization, and the lead for strategic planning and communications in the EMEAR region. 

Download presentation: Threat Intel update from Talos

Wendy Nather

Wendy Nather is Head of Advisory CISOs at Cisco Secure. She was previously the Research Director at the Retail ISAC and analyst firm 451 Research. She led IT security for Swiss Bank Corporation (now UBS) and Texas Education Agency. She is also an advisory board member for the RSA Conference, and serves on the board of advisors for ​Sightline Security.

Topic: Women in Cybersecurity (WICCA) panel & Closing Keynote

Edwin van Andel

Edwin van Andel started hacking at the age of 13. Although he is now CTO of hacker company Zerocopter, his relationship with the hacker community is still the main driving force in his life. His dream to bring the brilliant minds of all hackers he knows together in one room and to hack everything that is brought in is something that he is getting closer to. In addition, together with the “Guild of Grumpy Old Hackers”, he is actively guiding and leading young hackers in the right direction in order to create his ultimate goal - a safe society through a safer internet. 

Topic: Compliancy vs security. Pentesting is dead

Wouter Hindriks

Wouter is a Security Architect at Avit Group. He's a 20+ year ICT veteran and is also a boardgame & Sci-Fi enthusiast.

Wouter won the Cisco Award "Cybersecurity Defender of the Year" and is a valuable member of the selected group of Cisco Cybersecurity professionals called The League of Cybersecurity Heroes.

Topic: Incident Response without compromise. How to prepare for the worst day of your career with dice! 

Rob van der Veer

Rob has a 30 year background in building secure software. At the Software Improvement Group, Rob established the security & privacy practice. He is involved in several standardisation efforts (e.g. OWASP SAMM, ENISA, CIP, ISO/IEC, and

Download presentation: Creating clarity and unity in security standards and guidelines - 

Sander Dorigo

Sander Dorigo is an experienced security architect, specialized in cryptography and information security. Before he joined Fox IT, he worked in the finance and defense industry working on cryptographic protocols and practical secure implementations.

Download presentation: Quantum hurdles: an optimistic view of post-quantum security

Richard de Vries

Throughout his career, Richard de Vries has been a truly passionate security professional. By sharing his gained experience and wisdom through non-technical stories, he hopes to create a world that is a little bit less vulnerable to cybersecurity attacks. Some of these stories can affect your life as well.

Download presentation: Get ready for the AI attack bot

Christopher Van Der Made

Christopher was a Cisco Consulting Systems Engineer for 4 years, then a Developer Advocate with focus on Security in Cisco DevNet (Developer Relations Organization) for 2.5 years. Currently he is a Engineering Product Manager in the SecureX team. Christopher is a passionate programmer and loves to automate fun (and boring) stuff. 

Topic: Stay Ahead of the Game: Automate your Threat Hunting Workflows

Julik Keijer

Julik Keijer works as a Security Engineer in Northwave's blue team. As Security Engineer his goal is to create accurate detection methods for possible malicious actors, by monitoring the threat landscape and anticipating the next emerging threat. All the while making sure the noise from false detections is reduced to a minimum.

Download presentation: Unsupervised Anomaly-Based Network Intrusion Detection Using Auto Encoders for Practical Use

Felix Nijpels

Experienced Information Technology Advisor with a demonstrated history of working in the law enforcement industry. Passionate advocate of the right technology, in the right place, at the right time, with an eye to making a positive impact on society.

Topic: No More Leaks Project

Raymond Bierens

PhD Researcher at Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam (VU Amsterdam) and Chariman of the Board at the Connect2Trust Foundation.

Topic: Tackling the challenge of translating threat intelligence into actual action

David Warburton

David Warburton is a security evangelist and manager of threat research with F5 Labs. He has worked in the IT industry for over 20 years, starting life as a full stack developer before wrangling with the perils of cloud architecture and then moving the serene and peaceful life of cyber security. Warburton covers a wide range of topics from the deeply technical, such as cryptography, to the more real-world sociotechical side of security.

Topic: Advanced Attacker Automation: Botnet capabilities and techniques used to evade your defences

Tijme Gommers

Tijme Gommers works as Adversary Simulation Lead in the Northwave Red Team, a team of ethical hackers that imitate cybercriminals to test and improve the cyber resilience of organisations. In his role, he puts himself in the shoes of cybercriminals to simulate them as accurately as possible with his team.

Download presentation: This is why you will fail: Most successful attack scenarios and their defenses

Koen Hokke

Koen Hokke joined KPN Security after achieving his MSc in Cell Biology. He now uses biological principles and the immune system as a framework for cybersecurity.

Download presentation: What Cyber can learn from Biology? 

Martin Knobloch

Martin Knobloch, Global AppSec Strategist with CyberRes, a Micro Focus line of business, is a long-time security leader with more than 15 years of experience in the field of Cyber security. With a background in software development and architecture, his focus is on software security. Martin is actively involved in OWASP where he is a frequent contributor to various projects and initiatives, as well as a member of the Board of Directors. 

Topic: Changed responsibilities in modern software development environments 

Fred Streefland

Fred Streefland is the CEO of Secior, a cybersecurity company with a focus on datacenters He is a cybersecurity ‘veteran’ with 30+ years of experience in the Intelligence & Security domain. Fred holds an Executive Master in Security and Defense (EMSD)

Download presentation: ‘How to break a datacenter?

Karl Lovink

Karl is a Technical Lead of the Security Operations Center (SOC) of the Dutch Tax office. Karl is an experienced presenter (BlackHat 2019).  Karl holds the title of Master of Security in Information Technology (MSIT) at the Technical University of Eindhoven. Karl loves bio-hacking technologies and has six RFID / NFC chips implanted. 

Download presentation: Day in life at the Dutch Tax Office SOC ​

Louis Samuel

Louis “Sam” Samuel joined Cisco in April 2013 and is currently a Director in Cisco’s Emerging Technologies and Incubation Group.  Since joining Cisco, Sam has had responsibility for 5G technology evolution. Sam is currently investigating, among others, the long-term effects of pandemics on technology accessibility, 6G, privacy and trust in future internet and Quantum Networking.

Download presentation: The Impact of Quantum on security - a general outlook

Gilles van Heijst

Gilles van Heijst  - Chief Technology Officer – Orange Cyber Defense. My passion for IT can be traced back to my youth. As a 9 your old boy I was introduced to a 8086 PC with CGA 4-colour graphics. I was hooked on everything bits and bytes. Since then, I have been on a continuous learning path in IT with a solid base in networking and security. 

Topic: Security Maturity: from XDR to SIEM 

Andrii Bezverkhyi

Founder & CEO of SOC Prime, Inc. Inventor of, tagging Sigma rules with MITRE ATT&CK since 2017.

Valentine Mairet

As a Security Manager at GitLab, her work consists of putting out cyber fires, threat hunting, and making pretty graphs. Besides computers, she’s a fiction writer who likes Star Wars, heavy metal, and useless things like stickers and D&D.

Topic: Women in Cybersecurity (WICCA) panel

Chantal Stekelenburg

Head of Researchers at Zerocopter. She takes care of one of the most important aspects of Zerocopter’s services: the community of researchers. Started in marketing, hacking her way up.

Topic: Women in Cybersecurity (WICCA) panel

Faith Opiyo

As a Strategic Threat Hunt Manager at IBM, she is primarily focused on cyber defence and tracking down advanced threats and threat actors. Besides work and volunteering, she enjoys running, reading and travelling.

Topic: Women in Cybersecurity (WICCA) panel

Dimitri van Zantvliet

Dimitri joined NS (Dutch Railways) last year as their Chief Information Security Officer. He has been in the field for 3 decades as CIO, CTO and CISO. His responsibilities span cybersecurity matters on governance, mobilitychains, IT-, IoT- and OT strategy and European Railway Cyber Projects. Next to that he is co-chair to the Dutch and European Rail ISAC. Dimitri holds a masters degree from the University of Derby and CISSP, CISA, CISM, CDPSE, CIPP/E, CIPM and FIP cybercertificates.

Topic: How to translate theoretical threats to physical mitigation. Dimitri van Zantvliet, CISO NS, will shine a light on Dutch Railway’s Ransomware approach.

Christian van der Woude

Christian is an experienced policy adviser, with a demonstrated history of working on international trade, managing creativity & innovation, entrepreneurship policy and digital transformation at the Dutch, American and British governments.  Both in his studies and work, he has been continuously looking at how government can stay ahead of the curve by employing new innovative technologies and making sure to inspire and connect with its stakeholders, fundamentally grounded in scientific theory, macro/micro-economic analysis and experience in practice.


We are looking for partners who acknowledge the importance of collaboration and knowledge sharing -and want to show their support to the community. We do not offer lead generation opportunities but we do provide an opportunity to show your company's mission to increase the cyber resilience of Dutch organizations and beyond. If you are interested in becoming a partner please contact

Cisco Secure

As the largest enterprise cybersecurity company in the world, we lead the way with solutions that are driving the industry in SASE, XDR, and zero trust. Integrating it all is Cisco SecureX, our security platform that provides simplicity, visibility and efficiency across your security infrastructure.

Cyberveilig Nederland

Cyberveilig Nederland was founded in June 2018 and now represents a large and growing following of cybersecurity service providers. Our goal is to increase the digital resilience of the Netherlands and also to increase the quality and transparency within our growing cybersecurity sector.


Telindus understands digital transformation and converts this knowledge into platforms and services for the most challenging customers. 

"Our society is experiencing the digital revolution at full speed. This phenomenon comes with an increased exposure to digital threats and requires a whole new level of cyber resilience. Only by sharing knowledge and being open about cyber incidents, we can collectively take a stand against cybercrime." - Jeroen Hentschke

National Cyber Security Centre

We are the National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC). As experts, we are working on a cyber secure Netherlands. The digital infrastructure is vitally important: to payment services, clean tap water and flood prevention. The NCSC forms part of the Ministry of Justice and Security. Hans de Vries is the Director of the NCSC.

Security Delta (HSD)

Security Delta (HSD) is the Dutch security cluster. Over 275 companies, governmental organisations and knowledge institutions have been working together since 2013 to make a difference in securing our digitising society. They share their knowledge and collaborate on innovative security solutions, which can be scaled within The Netherlands and internationally.


Our loyal customer approach and expertise are key in this, combined with product leadership and our commitment to excel in customized solutions. We provide ease and ensure that solutions will be future-proof.

'Cyber ​​threats are everyone's problem. We can respond faster and better to threats by working together as a community. By co-organizing SECCON NL we want to support this collaboration', Wouter Hindriks Security Lead Avit Group.


Connect2Trust offers a secure and trusted environment in which private parties that are part of Connect2Trust, together with government parties responsible for cybersecurity, can analyze and exchange sensitive and confidential information about cyber threats and best practices.

Digital Trust Centre

Set up in 2018 by The Ministry of Economic Affairs and Climate (EZK), the Digital Trust Centre's (DTC) mission is to make 2 million Dutch companies more resilient to increasing cyber threats. Everything from freelancers to large companies. 

Women In Cybersecurity Community Association

Our goal is to bring female cybersecurity professionals and security enthusiasts together and create a learning funnel for newcomers to join the field. We teach hacking, exploits, incident response, forensics, the low-level stuff, and especially make bad crypto jokes! We want to build a community of badass security women in the Netherlands and hopefully inspire future generations to join keyboards and get the hacking started!

Join the panel session at 13.45pm