Dutch National Police, FBI and FSB: working together to take down the cyber-crime

This “Secure in Mind” podcast episode sees Nick Kelly speak with Martijn Van de Beek, whose impact on cross-border law enforcement collaboration was critical to many serious crime investigations

23 Ott 2018

This “Secure in Mind” podcast episode sees Nick Kelly speak with Martijn Van de Beek, whose impact on cross-border law enforcement collaboration was critical to many serious crime investigations. In an episode with a true pioneer in EU high tech crime, we discuss all things cyber-crime, risk and crucially the separation of politics from everyday law enforcement activities. If you like the idea of cops from all countries working together to stop truly horrendous bad guys, then this is an episode not to be missed!

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Cooperation in the field of cybercrime law enforcement

Martijn Van de Beek started his working life for the Amsterdam Police Force where he gained exposure to a variety of different policing disciplines including investigation, which became his core area of focus.

He has worked in the War Crimes unit and was responsible for establishing the Cyber Crime Unit looking at serious organised cybercrime in 2006/2007. This led to a distinguished career in different positions in the Netherlands National Police involving relationship building and joint investigation activities with multiple, cross-border law enforcement stake-holders including the FBI and FSB.

He has also worked as a Europol expert into the Ministry of Interior of Afghanistan. Currently, he is the General Manager of Hoffmann BV, a consulting firm that provides fraud, cyber and risk expertise to corporate sector clients. He holds a Master’s degree in Law and Criminal and Administrative Law amongst an array of other associated certifications and trainings.

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The Secure in Mind project

Our mission is to greatly increase and encourage community discussion about technological and ethical issues that have done, are and will impact society on a global scale.

There is a longstanding and distinct disconnect between the way information is packaged and presented to the public and the effectiveness of this presentation in terms of generating informed, considered debate.

If we can take complex, important topics and present them, as best we can, in a manner that can interests people from outside the speciality, then we have surpassed our expectations.

Nick Kelly Bio

Nick is someone who, in many senses, is just like you; a human being trying to make sense of this existence of ours as we hurtle around a ball of gas in a sea of infinite eternity. More relevant though are his vacillations in the world amongst diverse countries and environments

collaborating, negotiating, elaborating and celebrating with fascinating people from all walks of life including politics, technology, activism, military and intelligence the world over. He brings this unique breadth of perspective to the table and has a dogged interest in pursuing the human story behind the title or policy, appreciating the fact that underneath all of our bravado, political correctness and dichotomous states of creation and destruction, we are, after all, merely mortals trying to make the best of it.


The production cost of this episode of ‘Secure in Mind’ was supported by aizoOn Technology Consulting.

aizoOn is a global technology consulting company focused on innovation. The digital economy requires new visions, technologies and organisational models. We have taken the eco-system approach: innovation happens through a co-creation process involving government agencies, individuals, public and private entities.

What this boils down to is that we use data and brains to drastically increase efficiencies, reduce waste, consolidate technology security postures and train the next generation of the top tech force.

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