The Dutch delegation has arrived in San Francisco for the RSA Conference on cybersecurity.


For the first time the Netherlands will host a pavilion at the RSA Conference in San Francisco, the largest cybersecurity conference in the world.

Eight Dutch cybersecurity companies and organizations will present their latest innovations, showcasing how they future proof cybersecurity for the challenges ahead. Twenty additional Dutch cybersecurity organizations will travel to RSA to share their expertise and connect to new innovations and developments.

The RSA conference takes place February 24-28 in San Francisco’s Moscone Center.

In close cooperation between the Consulate General of the Netherlands in San Francisco, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, InnovationQuarter and Hague Security Delta, the Holland IT Security House will open on Tuesday morning, officially kicking off the Dutch cyber mission at RSA 2020.

The Netherlands works on a cybersecurity roadmap to future proof cybersecurity, looking into topics such as IoT, threat intelligence and data protection.

“Being a country that thrives on technological innovation and international partnerships, the Netherlands perfectly fits into the cybersecurity dialogue held at the RSA Conference,” said Consul General Gerbert Kunst. “With this pavilion and delegation, we will showcase all that the Netherlands has to offer to the world of cybersecurity this week.”

Companies showcasing in the Holland Security House are: Cybersprint, EclecticIQ, Secura, ThreatFabric, Briddge, ICT 2.0, On2IT, and Invest in Holland.

The Dutch presence has a strong connection to this year’s RSA theme, “The Human Element,” which emphasizes the role of humans in a digital world. Finding smarter solutions for societal problems is something the Netherlands does best. The delegation hosts several side events at the Consulate General, focusing on this human element in cybersecurity:

  • Monday February 24, 2 p.m.: At the first IoT Security Dialogue, TNO and CFLW will meet with US and EU IoT experts to discuss the most pressing challenges for the next 5 years, under the title “Building a Secure IoT Eco-System: Sector specific or agnostic?” Microsoft and RSA are among the speakers. Register with sietze.vermeulen@minbuza.nl.
  • Tuesday February 25, 5:30 p.m.: “NL Talks: Cybersecurity – Impact on Geopolitics” focuses on a European perspective on responsibilities of government and industry. Keynote speaker is former member of the European Parliament Marietje Schaake, International Policy Director at the Stanford Cyber Policy Center and President of the CyberPeace Institute. Register with sietze.vermeulen@minbuza.nl.

The Netherlands is a frontrunner in the fight for a safer digital environment, working closely together with the US government. The Dutch combine an innovative mindset with cutting-edge technology to take on the new challenges posed by an increasingly connected global world, said Consul General Kunst.

“The Netherlands believes that the internet and its underlying infrastructures should be secure, resilient, and available,” he said. “To create solutions for these security challenges, government, businesses, and universities work together on an integrated approach and outcome. The Netherlands and the United States share a deep bond founded on history and shared values rooted in strong beliefs of security, freedom and justice. Cybersecurity is the next frontier.”

For more information, email Sietze Vermeulen, Senior Officer Communications and Public Diplomacy at the Consulate General, at sietze.vermeulen@minbuza.nl