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Introductory guide to key issues in cybersecurity and GDPR compliancy

One month out from the anniversary of GDPR implementation in the Netherlands, we asked the cybersecurity experts in our ecosystem to introduce the trends they have noticed one year into GDPR’s reign. This guide highlights prominent cybersecurity risks to personal data protection as well as GDPR compliancy issues that are concurrently aroused. It is hoped this guide will spur companies to re-assess their cybersecurity practices and remedy any continuing vulnerabilities. 

The link to download the full report can be found here. In brief, the guide touches on knowledge contributions and insights on the following areas.

Maarten Sander (CTO of Ginger) dissected the importance of varying levels of granularity and encryption in data, touching on tokenization and crypto-shredding as well as important connections to the GDPR.

Ginger offers platform-based payment services to help product teams at financial institutions increase efficiency, reduce costs and shorten time-to-market. He also wrote an article delving deeper into tokenization which can be found here.

Armijn Spreitzer (Products Manager at Eurofiber) highlighted the importance of ensuring data can be both stored and transported securely, as well as accessibly so that companies can conform with the GDPR (especially with information requests).

Eurofiber operates high-quality digital infrastructures, with their own open fiber optic network and data centers. If you would like to hear more about their infrastructure solutions or cybersecurity expertise please contact them at

Jelger Groenland (Digital Trust & Security at Innopay) emphasized that market dynamics are demanding companies go beyond compliance, and showcased several ways companies can respond to this and build digital trust.

Innopay are consultants that help companies and public institutions innovate in their digital transformation from strategy to execution by offering services on business, technology and regulation related topics.

Shadi Razak (CTO at CyNation) stepped out how to create a data risk management framework to embed privacy practices into organisations.

CyNation helps organisations improve their security and compliance posture by providing innovative, automated solutions and services that encompass people, processes and technology, creating an enterprise wide culture which enables organisations to become more resilient and effective against threats.

Ludo Baauw (CEO at Intermax) noted the various oversights companies are making in relation to GDPR compliancy and how they move towards correcting this, offering several tips on reducing the risk of data breaches.

Intermax offers cloud sourcing solutions with a different perspective, prioritising ease of use as they focus on working with companies to develop optimal IT strategy. If you would like more information about their solutions and services please contact

Mathijs Hummel (Privacy Advisor at QBIT) unraveled how companies can assess their cybersecurity vulnerability and respond by better assigning responsibility internally.

QBIT helps organisations take control of privacy protection and cybersecurity with expertise in technical security, human awareness, IT-auditing and compliance. For more information on how QBIT can improve your cybersecurity please contact


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