Participate in the NDN

The NCSC, the General Intelligence and Security Service (AIVD), the Military Intelligence and Security Service (MIVD), and all affiliated organisations collaborate in the National Detection Network (NDN) to make the Netherlands more cybersecure. Affiliation with the NDN means participating in a unique partnership. The NDN focuses on mutually sharing threat information to detect cybersecurity risks and dangers more quickly. As a result, participants can implement measures to prevent or mitigate damage. The NDN makes sharing this knowledge simple, effective as well as preventive; an incident for one party is a good warning for another.

Our critical infrastructure is of crucial importance to the Netherlands. Cyber threats pose a major risk, and can also affect your organisation.

The central government is working with critical suppliers to secure the Netherlands' digital infrastructure through a National Detection Network: the NDN.

The NDN allows for the easy and effective sharing of threat information, expertise and advice.

It offers participants a secure environment in which to share this information and work together.

This is how it works:

The National Cyber Security Centre, the NCSC, gathers information on digital threats. It analyses and enriches this data, which is then made available to all affiliated organisations.

In the event of a potential threat, the NCSC will send threat information to all affiliated organisations.

Organisations that detect a threat report this to the NCSC, which can then inform all other participants.

This allows the affiliated organisations to determine whether they have also been exposed and take appropriate measures where necessary.

The NDN works to ensure a cyber-secure Netherlands. Participation is open to all central government organisations and critical suppliers.

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How does the NDN work?

Within the NDN, the NCSC paints a broad and joint picture of current cyberthreats based on the information obtained. The NCSC, the AIVD and the MIVD gather information about cyberthreats and make this information available to the NDN. Organisations that participate in the NDN provide anonymous information as well. This way, other participants can determine whether they are facing a digital attack and implement suitable measures if necessary. The NCSC also hosts a forum for participants and organises gatherings where they can get to know each other. In these gatherings, they share best practices and work in a secure environment to analyse current threats and attacks.

Participating in the NDN

Participation in the NDN is open to all central government organisations and vital providers. If you and your organisation like to participate, or if you have any questions about the National Detection Network, please contact the NCSC.