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National Cyber Security Centre


NCSC publishes factsheet Secure the connections of mail servers

April 4, 2017

Traditionally, connections between mail servers have hardly been secured. STARTTLS is an extension to provide existing protocols with connection security. If you only use STARTTLS to secure connections between mail servers, this will protect against so-called passive attackers. An active attacker can easily undo the use of STARTTLS. The DANE protocol allows you to... Read more

Rathenau Institute: the government and private sector are not sufficiently protected from cyber threats

March 8, 2017

According to a report published by the Rathenau Institute, the current measures designed to protect the government and private sector from cyber threats are no longer adequate. Additional measures must be taken to combat the increasingly professional methods used by cybercriminals, cyber spies and hackers. Central government and high-tech companies are being systemically... Read more

About the NCSC

The NCSC cooperates in enhancing the resilience of the Netherlands in the digital domain. Our goal is to realize a safe, open and stable information society by sharing knowledge, providing insight and proper perspectives for action.


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The National Cybersecurity Strategy

'Strenght through Cooperation' is the title of the National Cyber Security Strategy which has been established by the Dutch cabinet. The strategy embodies an integral cyber security aproach by government, business and science.

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