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SURF Security and Privacy Award 2023 for Stijn Hoogervorst

Stijn Hoogervorst, Chief Information Security Officer at NWO-I, has won the SURF Security and Privacy Award 2023. He receives the award for developing the security baseline for education and research. Institutions can use the concrete set of measures from the baseline to better secure their IT infrastructure.

About the security baseline education and research

The security baseline provides staff within institutions with clear tools to better shape their information security. It also provides suppliers with clear and standardised requirements for security measures, making it easier for them to meet the requirements of different institutions. What Stijn Hoogervorst started has now grown into a first sector-wide version of the baseline, which a number of institutions are now piloting.

About Stijn Hoogervorst

Stijn Hoogervorst is Chief Information Security Officer (CISO) at NWO-I and in this role, he is involved in the further development of the baseline. His work on this started at his previous employer, Utrecht University (UU). There, he developed a baseline specifically for UU, a version that was not yet applicable to the entire sector. Together with colleagues from other institutions, the measures were translated and sharpened into a set that can be used across education and research. He is also active within the SURF security communities SCIPR and SCIRT. Here he contributes to various initiatives, such as, for example, HALON, a hacker event for and by education.

"His initiative to develop the security baseline into a broad set of measures for education and research is of great value. It is an important step towards a more resilient sector."
Wim Biemolt, chairman of SURFcert

About the SURF Security and Privacy Award

The SURF Security and Privacy Award is presented annually during the SURF Security and Privacy Conference, a two-day event for security experts, information security officers, privacy officers and data protection officers at universities, universities of applied sciences and research institutes. SURFcert, SCIPR and SCIRT award this community award to an organisation, person, initiative or idea that contributes to making the internet as open, accessible, privacy-friendly and reliable as possible. An internet where researchers, students and teachers can work safely in complete freedom.