The Hague/'s-Hertogenbosch, 28 November 2019 - Today, the municipality of 's-Hertogenbosch announces it will use the services of cyber security company Cybersprint to strengthen the digital security of its IT infrastructure. All organisations, including municipalities and governments, are exposed to the dangers of cybercrime on a daily basis. With Cybersprint's Digital Risk Protection platform, the municipality gains even better insights into their digital systems and the possible vulnerabilities. By doing so, digital threats can be solved at an early stage, before a malicious party can take advantage of them.
Both parties are very pleased with the cooperation and have a common goal to make the digital world safer for everyone, both for companies and institutions. With the current growth in the digitisation of society, this is an absolute must.
Cyber security and digitisation
Growing digitisation brings both opportunities and threats. This is also the case for municipalities: monitoring personal data and digital systems is an important task in addition to their day-to-day municipal activities. Online activities are increasing exponentially and so are the techniques used by rogue parties to exploit digital vulnerabilities. By mapping the online footprint with Cybersprint's Digital Risk Protection (DRP) platform, the municipality gains real-time insights into external digital threats such as phishing websites, websites that have been 'forgotten' or established outside the IT department (shadow IT). Effective management of the online footprint is a continuous task that can no longer be done manually.
Protection against digital risks
Cybersprint's automated cyber security platform uses the same techniques to find vulnerabilities that hackers use. Solely based on the name of the municipality of 's-Hertogenbosch, various sources are continuously monitored and different channels are tracked down, such as Web, Social Media and the Deep Web. The platform maps the online attack surface, including online access points and external digital risks related to the municipality that can be abused by cyber-criminals.
By using Artificial Intelligence (AI), the DRP platform can detect vulnerabilities in digital systems very quickly, empowering the municipality to stay one step ahead of hackers. The municipality can proactively identify and solve digital vulnerabilities in order to protect the organisation and citizens even better.
"Cybersprint's Digital Risk Protection Platform provides insight into the digital risks of our organisation by means of intelligent scans on the Internet,” says Arjan Kieboom, CISO of the municipality of ‘s-Hertogenbosch. “The real-time, graphically clear reporting method enables our municipality to respond quickly and adequately to new threats."
"The fact that the municipality of 's-Hertogenbosch, together with Cybersprint, will protect the digital infrastructure even better is very good news. Together, we protect both the municipal organisation and the users of the municipality's IT systems." - Pieter Jansen, CEO and founder of Cybersprint.
Cybersprint, the European leader in Digital Risk Protection (DRP), protects organisations from digital threats by providing real-time visibility into the digital attack surface and current cyber risks. Several governmental organisations use Cybersprint's cyber security platform. By making invisible vulnerabilities more visible and by helping to solve digital threats, we contribute to the digital protection of national and international organisations. For more information visit the DRP platform page.