About the Netherlands
|Focus on specific topics||Critical Information Infrastructure; CSIRT Maturity; Ethical Hacking; PPP|
|Main recurrent cyber-related events organized by the Netherlands||ONE Conference|
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The Netherlands participates in the following GFCE initiatives:
- Criticical Information Infrastructure Protection Initiative
- CSIRT Maturity Initiative
- Internet Infrastructure Initiative
- Progressing Cybersecurity in Senegal and West Africa
- Coordinated Vulnerability Disclosure
The Netherlands is currently co-chair of the GFCE and is represented by Carmen Gonsalves.
In August 2016 Carmen took up her job as Head International Cyber Policy in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in The Hague. She is responsible for cyber and international peace & security, capacity building and digital rights.
From 2011-2016 she worked as Deputy Head of the Political Section/Counsellor Political Affairs at the Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands in London. At MFA headquarters in The Hague she served as Policy Officer in the Security Policy Department and as Senior Policy Officer and subsequently Team Leader Justice and Home Affairs in the Department for European Integration.
During her diplomatic career, postings included Madrid (Second Secretary Political Affairs), Sofia (Counsellor & Deputy Head of Mission) and Lisbon (Counsellor & Deputy Head of Mission).
Carmen studied Modern History, Spanish and International Relations at the University of Leiden. She joined the Foreign Service in 1989.
She is married to Rodrigo Tapia Stocker, has two sons, Sebastian (18) and David (16) and a 13 year old yellow Labrador called Doro.