Public private partnerships

Public private partnerships are essential to NCSC because it needs intensive cooperation to maintain a robust resilience of the Netherlands against cyber security threats. This cooperation ensures that the Netherlands is well informed about opportunities and challenges in the field of cyber security.

The NCSC focuses itself towards sectors which are crucial for society: the so-called vital sectors. These include energy companies, telecommunications and the financial sector. Public private partnerships are often tailor-made. For instance through one-on-one contacts, participating in ISAC's (Information Sharing and Analysis Centres), but also with liaisons.

The NCSC has a number of core activities to accomplish a platform of collaboration for public private parties. These activities include:

1. Organising of (public-private) cooperation within the cyber security domain

The aim is to enhance the cooperation by clustering and enriching existing expertise and experience within cyber security.

This happens by way of:

  • Keeping an up-to-date overview available of the cyber security playing field and its stakeholders.
  • ¬†Helping to develop new strategic and tactical partnerships.
  • ¬†Fitting cyber security into existing structures, networks and processes.
  • ¬†Maintaining and developing existing partnerships further (including Information Sharing and Analysis Centres (ISAC's) and Liaisons).

2. Building of trust with all stakeholders.

This ensures that NCSC continues to be well informed about cyber security and is linked to relevant programmes and developments.

This happens by way of:

  • Maintaining discussions with stakeholders and taking the interests into consideration.
  • Identifying trends, developments and new players in the field of cyber security.
  • Cyber security stakeholder management. This happens by managing the expectations and needs of the NCSC's stakeholders. This is done on a strategic, tactical and operational level.
  • Managing the expectations and needs of cyber security relationships on a tactical level.

3. Preparation and coordination of ICT crisis management across the entire chain.

This happens by way of:

  • Structuring the Department of Cyber Security the NCTV (National Coordinator for Security and Counterterrorism) to effectively combat major ICT incidents.
  • Preparing operational crisis coordination.
  • Enhancing the ICT Response Board (IRB) in a quantitative and qualitative sense.
  • Making and securing agreements with all stakeholders about roles, responsibilities and capacities regarding national and international ICT crisis management.

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