With 25 years of experience in the field of information security, both in the government and on the commercial side, Erik has seen his fair share of rightful optimism, misguided solutions, baby steps forward (fist pump!) and embarrassing train wrecks. From being the lead author and project manager of the first National Cyber Security Assessment for the Netherlands (CSBN) to being involved in a number high profile incidents (not as the cause, mind you) he’s pretty much traveled the kill chain. Yet in the face of all this, he has managed to stay positive and reject cynicism. Now in his 10th year with Fox-IT and NCC Group, he is no less confused, but still a frequent speaker at conferences and he loves to keep his bio short and to the point so that we can just get on with it.