Arjen worked for IBM as IT-architect in the ’90’s. From 2002 to 2010 he advised several European countries on IT-strategy, opensource and open standards. Since 2006 he helps secures the information systems of corporates, national governments and NGO’s. His work ranges from regular privacy-compliance and security-awareness training programs up to countering espionage against companies, journalists, and governments. To keep up technically Arjen is involved with the global hacker-scene and keeps in touch with (former)employees of spy agencies and other professionals who work at the front of critical infrastructure protection. Currently, Arjen works as a lead advisory IT security at Brunel.
PRESENTATION: The IT of Another Europe, Building Systems We Can Trust Again
IT is everywhere but still has a long way to go to reach the reliability of older technologies. Nothing is irreplaceable and by replacing what we know we cannot trust by things we can a future of computing under control of citizens is possible.