On October 25th, the Dutch National Coordinator for Counterterrorism and Security (NCTV) published (in Dutch) the following press release:
Strengthening the Dutch-German cooperation
On October 25th, 2013th, the Dutch National Coordinator for Counterterrorism and Security (NCTV), Dick Schoof consulted with the German Federal Government Commissioner for Information Technology, State Secretary Cornelia Rogall-Grothe. The aim of the meeting was to strengthen cooperation between the Netherlands and Germany in the field of cyber security.
Main topics discussed were the strategies of the two countries in the field of cyber security. Both strategies aim to better protect society against cyber attacks and disruptions. They require support from and close cooperation between national and international government agencies, operators of IT infrastructures, scientific institutes and the public. Preventive security measures, information exchange and coordination of actions are the most important topics.
In this context, Ivo Opstelten, Dutch Minister of Security and Justice, and his German colleague Dr. Hans-Peter Friedrich, Interior Minister, agreed on organizing a cross-border bilateral exercise in the area of cyber security. To this end, an exchange is currently taking place between the competent authorities, the German Federal Office for Information Security Technology (BSI) and the National Cyber Security Center (NCSC). The bilateral exercise, which is scheduled for the 1st quarter of 2014, focuses primarily on operational issues.