Mr Matthijs Veenendaal

Mr Matthijs Veenendaal

Senior Scientist Integrator, TNO


Matthijs Veenendaal recently joined the Dutch applied research organisation TNO after having worked at the Ministry of Defence in various positions since 2006. His last position at the MoD was senior advisor at the Defence Cyber Command. Before that he was stationed as a researcher and branch chief at the Strategy Branch of the Cooperative Cyber Defence Centre of Excellence in Estonia for three years.

He has been closely involved in the development of cyber defence policy at the Ministry of Defence and was the principle author of the first Defence Strategy for Operating in Cyberspace (2012). He also played an important role in the development of the two National Cyber Security Strategies of the Netherlands.

Mr Veenendaal studied Contemporary History at the University of Leiden and Political Science at the University of Texas, Austin.

“Did this Order Really Come from the President?” – Cyber, Trust, Resilience

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Trust is a key foundation of a well-functioning society. Without reliable communication, organizations cannot operate effciently, be they corporations or government institutions. Malicious actors are aiming to exploit vulnerabilities in communication flows. With the advent of new technology, it is possible for adversaries to impersonate leaders and create false impressions among population. The Tallinn based NATO Cooperative Cyber […]