HostingCon Europe Announces Erik Akerboom, Head of Dutch Police, as Conference Keynote

 

Erik Akerboom, Head of the Dutch police, will address the HostingCon Europe audience in Amsterdam on October 12, 2016. During his keynote at ‘ResellerClub presents HostingCon Europe 2016,’ Mr. Akerboom will share his views with an international audience. He will also discuss the Netherlands as a main data port in Europe, a node of data flows and services in cyberspace. 

Erik Akerboom argues that if the Netherlands wants to be a safe place and continue to attract business from the cloud and hosting industry, the government needs to create a hospitable business climate.

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Erik Akerboom argues that if the Netherlands wants to be a safe place and continue to attract business from the cloud and hosting industry, the government needs to create a hospitable business climate.

At the same time, the government must also deal with cybercrime. The current proposed Cybercrime III law would give the Police the right to hack devices inside and outside the Netherlands. Akerboom will explain why this can be necessary and how the hosting community should take a more active role in preventing crime.

For more information or to register for ‘ResellerClub presents HostingCon Europe 2016,’ visit: europe.hostingcon.com.

Cyber Security 

Erik Akerboom was appointed Head of the National Dutch Police in March 2016. His previous posts include the National Coordinator for Counterterrorism and Security (NCTV) and the National Intelligence and Security Service (AIVD). Based on his many years of experience and personal interest in the impact of the digitization of society, Mr. Akerboom has repeatedly stated that the fight against cybercrime should be a high priority for the government.

“The participation of Mr. Akerboom at HostingCon Europe highlights the important role local law enforcement can play in our industry. We are thrilled to have the head of the National Police speak at the event,” said Cheryl Kemp, director and conference chair of HostingCon. “Focusing on cyber security reduction and prevention, in partnership with law enforcement, is key to our industry since cybercrime is costing businesses millions of dollars. Mr. Akerboom will shed some light on the efforts and challenges of the government in creating a safer Internet.”