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Dutch cybersecurity cluster gains visibility in the US through successful trade mission in 2022

Did you know that the Netherlands' strategic location as a digital gateway to Europe can benefit the United States? Ensuring online safety through the reduction of cybercrimes, securing digital infrastructure, and protecting online privacy are critical to creating a secure online environment.

In 2022, the largest Dutch delegation in the history of the RSA Conference & Exhibition participated in a successful trade mission under the guidance of InnovationQuarter and in close cooperation with Security Delta (HSD), the Netherlands Enterprise Agency (RVO), Ministry of Foreign Affairs, and the Consulate General of the Netherlands in San Francisco. The RSA Conference took place from June 5-10, 2022, and the Dutch delegation had a successful week of networking and events.

This was the fourth time that the Dutch delegation attended the RSA Conference & Exhibition, the world’s largest cybersecurity conference. Like in 2020, the Netherlands hosted a pavilion where eight Dutch cybersecurity companies and organizations presented their latest innovations and demonstrated how they are preparing for future cybersecurity challenges. In 2022, the eight companies that participated in the Dutch delegation at the RSA Conference & Exhibition were BreachlockAwarewaysON2ITBriddgeEclecticIQ, Signpost SixGroup-IB and SecuredNow. The next trade mission to the RSA Conference #RSAC2023 will take place from April 23-28, 2023.

Check out the InnovationQuarter vlog for a glimpse of RSA 2022:

PIB Cybersecurity USA partners part of trade mission

In December 2021, cybersecurity companies AudittrailSecuredNowRadically Open SecurityZivveraXite Security ToolsEclecticIQCompumatica and Signpost Six joined the Partners in Business Cybersecurity USA program and signed a covenant and action plan with InnovationQuarter, Security Delta (HSD), and the Netherlands Enterprise Agency (RVO).

These partners were also part of the mission to San Francisco and will participate in other conferences and missions in the coming years, such as the International Manufacturing Technology Show in Chicago and a fintech mission to New York. They will also host an incoming mission to the One Conference  in The Hague.

Roadmap Cybersecurity

The trade mission to San Francisco is part of the larger Roadmap Cybersecurity US 2020-2023.  The Netherlands Enterprise Agency (RVO)Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Dutch embassy and consulates, InnovationQuarter (IQ) and Security Delta (HSD) have created the Roadmap to assist companies doing business in the United States. The Roadmap Cybersecurity US 2020-2023 is a multiyear program designed to help companies enter the US cybersecurity market. It combines existing activities and adds new ones, focusing on trade promotion, innovation, knowledge sharing, and acquisition, with a particular emphasis on IoT, threat intelligence, and data protection.

Red Trident landed at the HSD Campus

During the RSA Conference American OT cybersecurity company Red Trident  announced the opening of their new office at the HSD Campus in The Hague. Red Trident and Security Delta (HSD) also announced that Red Trident is joining the HSD Community as a Premium Partner.

InnovationQuarter invests in regional companies, stimulates innovation and helps foreign cybersecurity companies to establish themselves in the Greater Rotterdam – The Hague area. This region is one of the best starting points to target the European market. Read more about the cybersecurity industry in the Greater Rotterdam – The Hague area. Our internationalisation team helps the regional Dutch cybersecurity sector to expand into foreign markets.

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Martine Koole

Martine Koole

Projectmanager International Trade, Cybersecurity