Webinar - Cyber Security Radar: foundation for agile security innovation

Wednesday 25 November of 2020

During this interactive webinar you will learn more about the role of the Cyber Security Radar and discover a number of important cyber security trends. Highly recommended for anyone interested in cyber security innovation. 


Are you:
•    Interested in trends in the field of cyber security?
•    Curious about how the Partnership for Cyber Security Innovation (PCSI) program works together to achieve efficient and effective security innovation?
•    Curious about the part played by Cyber Security Radar and what that radar exactly involves?

The 50-minute interactive webinar provides an introduction to the PCSI program and zooms in on the cyber security radar, which is an important foundation within the PCSI. We will discuss what the radar is, how it was created and how it contributes to agile security innovation now and in the future. We will also explain a number of trends concerning the radar.

This webinar was conducted on 14 December 2020. At the bottom of this page you'll find the recording.

For whom?

This webinar is of interest to anyone who has to deal with or is interested in cyber security (innovation). The program is broad in scope and is also suitable for a non-technical audience.

Our speakers

The webinar will be hosted by Reinder Wolthuis and Corine Bonte of TNO. Reinder is a senior cyber security consultant and Program Manager of PCSI. Corine is an expert in trend analyses and has been involved in the development of the Cyber Security Radar.

Learn more about

•    A number of important cyber security trends
•    How the impact of the trends is determined by cyber security experts
•    How the Cyber Security Radar contributes now and in the future to cyclical innovation projects
•    The PCSI program and how it contributes to strengthening the Cyber Security of the participating financial institutions


Have a look at the Q&A's we received and answered during the webinar:

How is time-to-impact determined in the cyber security radar?
The experts who participated in the survey estimated the time when the trends will reach their impact. In the last radar the time frame we chose was 5 years. The average score of the experts determined the position of the trends on the radar.

How can new topics be introduced for the cyber security radar?
Every six months the radar will be updated. Then we will search for new relevant trends by desk research and interviews with experts from TNO and the participating partners within the PCSI program. Depending on the relevance scores given to the trends during the following survey phase, the trend will have a dominant or less dominant position on the radar. In this way, every participating organization has the opportunity to contribute to new trends. If you are not participating in the PCSI program, but would still like to propose relevant trends, don’t hesitate to get in touch with us.

Is it possible for local government to join?
In principle: yes. The PCSI is about open innovation. We have two ways to get involved. You can become a ‘core partner’ just like the current financial partners; we are actively looking for new partners, also outside the financial sector. This involves multi-year commitment and in-cash and in-kind contributions to the PCSI and its projects. We consider this an option for large organisations that have a mature security approach and are ready to collaboratively innovate on security. 

The other option is to become involved as a ‘stakeholder’ of the PCSI. This does not involve any in-cash contributions and limited in-kind contributions. This is open to every entity that is interested in the PCSI and its results: e.g. end-users, vendors, government, universities. The idea is to keep this group closely involved in an interactive way and if relevant invite members from this group to individual projects to participate. 
Something worth mentioning is that the PCSI receives funding from national government (Holland High Tech with a PPP Grant for Research and Innovation in Top Sector HTSM) for each private company that joins the PCSI as a core partner. We have to assess whether this is also valid for a local government. 

Is it possible to get some more details about some of the projects? Will it be possible for new partners to be involved in existing projects?
Yes, we will publish more information on PCSI projects as they progress and produce more results. We will share as much as possible, but there might be some limitations because of confidentiality/privacy constraints. Regarding involvement in projects: see answer above.

How can an IT security vendor participate for local customers
See the answers above, an IT security vendor could become a member of the PCSI 'stakeholder' group. 


The webinar is English spoken. The recording can be found here: