DHS, Netherlands Sign Cyber Agreement

The Department of Homeland Security signed a letter of intent with Dutch Minister of Security and Justice Ivo Opstelten to build upon cooperative cybersecurity initiatives.

The letter of intent signed today recognizes expanded coordination between the United States and the Netherlands, and outlines several areas to further collaborate on cybersecurity including incident management and response activities, control systems security and cybersecurity exercises, the agency said.

“The United States is strongly committed to working with international partners to combat threats to security and economic stability,” said DHS Secretary Janet Napolitano. “This Letter will help us strengthen collaboration and cooperation in the area of cybersecurity with the Dutch government to better protect the citizens of both nations.”

“Cybersecurity has become a priority on the international agenda. In January, the Netherlands opened the National Cybersecurity Center, a partnership between the public, private and academic sectors. Bilateral security cooperation between the Netherlands and the United States is already strong and this Letter of Intent will further enhance our collaboration in cybersecurity,” said Minister Ivo Opstelten.

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