The Netherlands – Country Profile

The case study presents the strategic and policy context
relevant to cybercrimes targeting companies in the Netherlands
as well as the roles of main actors, available information on
cybercrime attacks and main factors for reporting or nonreporting
cyber incidents by companies.

The information was collected through a two-step approach
of desk research of relevant strategic, policy and legislative
documents, followed by a series of interviews with
representatives of government agencies, law enforcement
agencies and academics that operate in the area of

There were limited challenges in collecting the relevant
information for the Dutch country study. There is an
abundance of relevant organisations in the domain to consult,
as well as several recent publications on the regulatory
& policy framework and relevant cybercrime trends and
developments in the Netherlands. Representatives of each
relevant stakeholder category were open to participating in
an interview. Two representatives from the National Cyber
Security Centre and the National Police’s Team High Tech
Crime could only contribute through a written response to
the interview questionnaire.

The interviews were conducted between 15 February and 1
April 2022 (see details in Annex – Overview of interviewed

Full text (Adobe PDF, 1.44 MB, in Dutch)

Infographic: The Netherlands Country Profile (Adobe PDF, 294 KB, in English)


See also:

Compiled profiles for Bulgaria, The Netherlands and Spain (Adobe PDF, 1.74 MB, in English)