Security Chief Yuri Bobbert exchanges NN Group for cybersecurity specialist ON2IT

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Waardenburg/Plano, 30 September 2019 — With the appointment of Prof. Dr. Yuri Bobbert as Global Chief Information Security Officer, cybersecurity company ON2IT has acquired a cybersecurity expert with extensive theoretical and practical experience.

In recent years, Bobbert has been Global Chief Information Security Officer at the NN Group, the Dutch Holding company (Nationale Nederlanden) of a global active financial services company. He initiated and led the development of the Global Cyber Risk & Security Platform strategy of the financial multinational. “With Yuri’s contribution we have reached several achievements throughout our global company in the area of Information Security. Also, in the integration of DeltaLloyd Yuri Bobbert played an important role. He has done a lot of good work for NN Group”, says Amir Arooni, CIO at the NN Group.

In addition to his work in the business community, Bobbert is a professor at the Antwerp Management School, where his team is involved in Cyber Risk & Security research and education. He obtained his PhD at the University of Antwerp and Radboud University on the dissertation Improving the Maturity of Business Information Security.

In this dissertation, Bobbert describes the construction and delivery of a software-based application for a more effective connection of strategic goals to tactical management and operational security processes.

Marcel van Eemeren, CEO and co-founder of ON2IT, says that the appointment of Bobbert fits in well with the rapid (international) development that ON2IT is going through. “Thanks to his scientific knowledge and broad business experience, Yuri will first and foremost be able to make a major contribution to the further optimization of the security of our internal processes, software and services. We talk more and more often to CISOs of large organizations, and Yuri will be an excellent counterpart who has many years of experience with the complexity of information security in large organizations and highly regulated environments.”

Bobbert says the following about his move: “Cyber, information security and digital assurance requires disruption of existing practices, technologies and talent management in order to continue to cope with the rat race with cybercriminals. ON2IT stands out from the crowd when it comes to this. I have been following ON2IT and the choices they make to provide customers with the best possible service, since it was founded. ON2IT is one of the few Dutch technology companies that develops its own cloud-based cybersecurity solutions and operates globally. This rapid expansion comes with new challenges, and I think that my experience and knowledge can add a lot of value in this dynamic environment. Also, I will be able to put my experience with other aspects of scale-ups into practice more effectively.” Bobbert will join ON2IT on October 1st.

About ON2IT

ON2IT is a global pure-play cybersecurity service provider. ON2IT combines its innovative Zero Trust Security Automation & Orchestration Platform with a team of security analysts who can respond in real time to disrupting security events. The ON2IT Zero Trust SOC analysts hunt for, investigate and respond to known and unknown threats and effectively become an extension of your in-house team.