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Hans de Vries

Chief Cybersecurity Officer, ENISA

Hans de Vries is the chief cybersecurity and operations officer (COO) at the EU Agency for Cybersecurity (ENISA), as of April 2024. He provides guidance and direction on the agency’s operations activities and strategically advises the executive director.

Hans specifically represents ENISA in the NIS Cooperation Group, the European Cyber Crisis Liaison Organisation Network (EU-CyCLONe) and the CSIRTs Network, which is composed of CSIRTs appointed by EU Member States and CERT-EU. His primary focus is the NIS2 implementation in the EU Member States and thereby helping to strengthen the current state of cybersecurity in Europe.

Prior to this role, Hans was the director of the Dutch National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC-NL) for almost a decade. In this position, Hans was a member of the ENISA Management Board and Executive Board. He was also one of the main organisational forces behind The Hague’s ONE Conference, which is among Europe's prime cybersecurity events.

Hans’ prior working experience includes a top management position at the General Intelligence Services (AIVD) and the Ministry of the Interior and Kingdom Relations (BZK), where he served as head of the ICT Management Division and head of Operational Management Coordination. He has also extended working experience in the ICT security domain at an inter-ministerial and international level, gained while in the Ministry.

Hans has a law degree from Leiden University in the Netherlands and began his professional career in the private sector, before working for the Dutch central government in 2002.