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Meet Our Hâck The Hague Jury Panel

by Cybersprint Blog 12 Aug 2021

We are thrilled to introduce you to the jury panel of Hâck The Hague 2021. A careful selection has been made to include professionals of different backgrounds and areas of expertise. They are up to the challenge to review and evaluate vulnerabilities that will be disclosed during the competition, and reward those that made stand-out discoveries. But that’s not all our incredible judges will be up to. They will write personal recommendation letters for all student hacker that participate at Hâck The Hague to help them kick-start their career in cybersecurity. Have we made you curious yet?

Hâck The Hague 2021 Jury Panel

// Sanne Maasakkers (Fox-IT) File:LinkedIn logo initials.png - Wikipedia
// Frank Breedijk (DIVD) File:LinkedIn logo initials.png - Wikipedia
// Edwin van Andel (Zerocopter) File:LinkedIn logo initials.png - Wikipedia 
// Pieter Jansen (Cybersprint) File:LinkedIn logo initials.png - Wikipedia
// Jeroen Schipper (Municipality of The Hague) File:LinkedIn logo initials.png - Wikipedia

Sanne MaasakkersSanne Maasakkers works as a security expert in the Red Team and Research & Intel Fusion Team at Fox-IT in Delft. In her daily working life, she focuses on Red Teaming, pentesting, social engineering and advising customers about current threats. This year she had the chance to execute the attack as a foreign nation-state APT on the municipality of The Hague during a big cyber crisis exercise. In addition to her work, she contributes to a “more secure society” by providing awareness training, guest lectures and hack demos in both professional and educational environments.


Frank 2017-wideFrank Breedijk has had an official job in information security for over 20 years and unofficial involvement for longer than he cares to admit. In retrospect, he has always been breaking stuff in expected and unexpected ways. His current day job is CISO for Schuberg Philis, but he is also known for his involvement with the Dutch Institute for Vulnerability Disclosure, where he heads the CSIRT in the efforts to make the internet a safer place.


edwinvanandel_profileEdwin van Andel started hacking at the age of 13. Although he is now CE2 of hacker company Zerocopter, his relationship with the hacker community is still the main driving force in his life. His dream to bring the brilliant minds of all hackers he knows together in one room and to hack everything that is brought in is something that he is getting closer to. In addition, together with the “Guild of Grumpy Old Hackers”, he is actively guiding and leading young hackers in the right direction in order to create his ultimate goal - a safe society through a safer internet.


Pieter-jansen_newsletterPieter Jansen is a passionate cybersecurity specialist and CEO & founder of Cybersprint. With his experience as an ethical hacker and security manager, Pieter has worked on both the ‘offense’ and ‘defense’ side of cybersecurity. Pieter saw new possibilities in developing a platform to automatically map the attack surface of organisations. He started his own company, driven by his ambition ‘to make the digital world more secure’. His motto "Defense is hard, offense is easy" forms the base of the Cybersprint platform.


Jeroen Schipper juni 2018Jeroen Schipper has more than 15 years of professional experience in information security at the Ministry of Defence and was appointed CISO of the municipality of The Hague in 2018. With a background in IT and Change Management, he focuses on the further professionalization of the security organization and is responsible for setting up and maintaining the vision and security program of the municipality of The Hague. He is also responsible for the annual Hâck The Hague event, with the goal to test the digital infrastructure of the Municipality and its suppliers for vulnerabilities. 

Last but not least, keep an eye out for the Hâck The Hague website where we regularly post tips and tricks and explain how submitted vulnerabilities of past events were being resolved.

Hâck The Hague 2021 in the media

An awesome event like Hâck The Hague is bound to grab attention in the media. How many municipalities and organisations voluntarily allow their systems to be hacked? Not that many, and definitely not by 200 hackers at the same time! From interviews with hackers, to articles about the competition. We have summarised the most remarkable coverage for you in this blog post. 

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Hâck The Hague 2021 Press Release

The Hague, 27 September 2021 – Today the digital infrastructure of the municipality of The Hague was scrutinised by 206 ethical national and international hackers. Among the 125 reported vulnerabilities were; unsafe access to accounts, outdated software, the ability to inject malicious code into a website and an account that could be taken over completely.

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Hâck The Hague programme: sneak preview

We have planned an exciting programme for Hâck The Hague that will air on 27 September. Expect fun podcasts and videos about cybersecurity in all shapes and sizes. We tested citizens of The Hague on their knowledge of cybersecurity and held exclusive interviews with both professional and student hackers. What will they share? Here's a sneak peak. 

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