Dr. Rick Hofstede

Cybersecurity Entrepreneur
The Cybersecurity paradox: why we need to move from automation to manual work

Driven by the scarcity and cost of cybersecurity professionals, the industry is pushing hard for automation. This automation also comes with risks: in the event of true cybersecurity incidents where in-depth knowledge and skills are a necessity, we see that many fail to go beyond high-level bits and pieces. This talk elaborates on this gap and outlines a practical vision on how to secure true cybersecurity capabilities for the entire market by adding an additional layer of cybersecurity operations.

Short CV:

Rick Hofstede is a cybersecurity entrepreneur who holds a Ph.D. degree in Computer Science from the University of the German Federal Armed Forces (Munich) and the University of Twente (Enschede). After obtaining his degree, Rick has worked in several cybersecurity start-ups, scale-ups and corporates, of which the most recent was the roll-up of three Dutch cybersecurity companies into a Top-3 MSSP in the Netherlands.