Chinese spies operate freely in the Netherlands, providing information on innovative technology companies and on Uighurs - a minority group in China to the Chinese authorities.
The Dutch intelligence and security service AIVD warned in an annual report released on Thursday that the Netherlands is an easy target for espionage.
The AIVD says foreign intelligence services are likely to be successful in the Netherlands, because there is little awareness of the danger of espionage within the economic sector.
The encounter with terrorism technology, widely defined cyber terrorism, is one of the main threats for each country. Wrongly, we tend to associate a terrorist act to a physical event as an explosion, a conflict, a tragedy, but the common people totally ignore the potential threat of a cyber offensive.
A long draught (almost a month) in this blog is finally coming to an end after I had some great conversations with good friends at the cyber un-conference here in Israel. One of the obvious discussions is around the use of the term cyber (surprise). The general agreement is that the term has been violated pretty badly by security consulting firms and vendors trying to jump on the “cyber” bandwagon without a slim clue of what they are talking about (another shocker!).