On 1 November 2014, Hans de Vries became head of the Dutch National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC-NL). NCSC-NL falls under the Cyber Security Department of the Office of the National Coordinator for Security and Counterterrorism. Hans comes to his current position from the Ministry of the Interior and Kingdom Relations, where he served as head of the ICT Management Division and head of Operational Management Coordination. In recent years he has worked in ICT security at interministerial and international level within the Ministry. Hans studied law at Leiden University and began his career in the private sector, working for Dutch department store chain Vroom & Dreesmann. He has worked for central government since 2002. Hans will also deputize for the Director of Cyber Security, Patricia Zorko.