Monthly Archives: maart 2017

Melanie Rieback wins annual TIM award

Melanie Rieback has won the annual TIM award for the most innovative technology leader in the Netherlands. The co-founder and CEO of Radically Open Security (ROS) won the award for her efforts to enforce the online security world to act more transparent.

Picnic and Triple won prizes in the categories most innovative business and IT vendor. Innovation Lab Thialf was the winning ecosystem and Pacmed claimed the first “Timmie” in the category New Kids.

Radically Open Security is the first nonprofit computer security consulting company in the world. The judges were unanimous in their praise: “Melanie Rieback gives a new and unique perspective. She has made an effort to increase transparency and to create a clear long term agenda, which can ultimately benefit the entire sector. “

About the TIM awards
The Innovation Awards Manager (abbreviated as TIM or Timmies Awards) are an ICT Media Initiative and CIO Magazine, intended to reward innovative projects and encourage both suppliers and customers in the area of ​​IT. The awards are presented each year during the CIO Dinner show at the Orangerie in ‘s-Hertogenbosch. Roughly 200 IT managers and executives of leading Dutch and international IT vendors were this year for the eighth time to witness the ceremony.

Here you can read to entire article in Dutch

Cyber Estafette

As a part of the Cyber Estafette 2017 Anouk Vos, partner and Cyber Security / Innovation lead of Revnext, gave a guest lecture at the Zuider Gymnasium School in Rotterdam.

“Pupils today are younger than the Internet. For them, it is obvious that almost all processes from everyday life is associated with digital systems. Especially for young people, it is good to look critically at the technology around them. Does it protect their privacy, can systems be manipulated and is this potentially dangerous? The challenge is not only to be a good user of IT systems, but also to raise awerness when there is a (potential) risk. The fact that testing and hacking is pretty fun, is a bonus! ”

Women In The Technology Field

Research shows that women in the Netherlands are the least active in the technology sector compared to any other European country. Only 18% of our women are working in this field, whereas in Bulgaria the rate is up to 41%. Special attention and action is necessary starting with the international day for women and girl active in sciences. Gina Doekhie, active member of WICS, spoke on the Dutch show ‘Koffietijd’ about what it is like to be a working women in this field and why more women should think about doing the same.

Gina is actively fighting cybercrime as a digital forensic investigator. At a young age her father introduced her to a more technical way of life, an interest which she further developed during high school. According to Gina, young girls need to know and be informed about the wide range of possibilities of working in this field and, most importantly, that the image of the women working there is not at all what it used to be. Every day working in the field of science is a new and exciting one and, surprisingly to some, actually a very social one too.

Here you can watch the entire interview of Gina at Koffietijd (in Dutch)!