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Is the Netherlands able to cope with a cyber-attack from Russia? Live on BNR news radio

On the 15th of March, the radio program “The World of BNR Nieuwsradio” was live broadcasted from the Spanish Steps at the Faculty of Governance and Global Affairs in The Hague. Jaap de Hoop Scheffer, associated with the Institute of Security and Global Affairs, was one of the radio show’s guests. Following de Hoop Scheffer, also the Netherlands could be a target for cyber-attacks. 'The Russians are good and we are quite able in defending against a cyber-attack. However, you will only be taken seriously when you are able to make an effective counterattack. ‘

BNR news radio presenter Bernard Hammelburg discussed the threat of cyber-attacks from Russian soil with his guests. De Hoop Scheffer clearly stated that the cyber resources of the Netherlands on this moment are insufficient to answer Russian ‘cyber-aggression’. The complete show could be watched here on the BNR website.

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