The board met on November 26, 2020. We discussed various topics. An impression.
First online event
Originally planned for March 26, the event “Information security, why I care” about information security and care. Very fittingly, the St. Antonius hospital in Utrecht would be our host. The speakers were ready. And then came the corona pandemic.
Fast-forward to November 18. The speakers were ready again. And this time we met online for the first time. It was clear that we learned how this works in recent months. While the speakers shared their presentation, the chat function was put to good use. And in the final discussion it hosted a lively conversation.
Looking back, the board is very satisfied with this first online event. We also received very positive feedback from the participants. We are therefore certainly considering the possibilities of continuing this form, also after corona.
Over time, our IT facilities were built and set up with the help of various supporting companies and individuals. We were of course very happy with that.
The downside was that they were spread across different hosting providers, under the wings of different organizations. As the chapter matured, we had the desire to bring everything under one roof, under our own management.
While everything was being prepared for the online event, a major change took place behind the scenes. Most of our IT facilities have been transferred to our own hosting provider and the last one is now scheduled to move.
Not only was the online event a success and the relocation of the IT facilities went surprisingly smoothly. Our call for candidate board members also generated more response than we could have hoped for. We have therefore started organizing elections in accordance with statutes and household regulations. Expect more about the election in the mail to the chapter registrants, soon.
From the board meeting, October 22, 2020
The results of our survey are in. We were pleasantly surprised by the high turn out and pleased with the answers we received. This is important information.
We are already tackling a number of issues. For example, there already is a forum and soon we will send you an OpenBadge that you may include in your LinkeIn profile or other social media to show you are registered with us.
Tentatively reserve this date in your agenda: November 18, 2020 (evening)
We have long hoped that we could invite you to an event in a room, as always at no cost and of course with a snack and a drink. But we have now definitely been caught up by reality. Our partners have occasionally offered you opportunities to work on your knowledge. But the chapter also wants to do something for you. That is why we organise an online event. The preparations are in full swing, it promises to be a fun and educational event. You will receive more information about this soon.
Finally, an update on the elections. A number of people indicated through the survey that they would like to do organizational work for the chapter. The board has made a selection from this. These people have been approached with the question whether they want to be “designated”. Such a “designated” person is someone who the board believes could replace retiring board members (Mark and Eric). The board will complete the selection this week and will then publish the list of designated persons on the website. If you agree with the board’s choice, you don’t have to do anything. Would you like to be on the board yourself? Please come forward as a candidate and we will organise elections. If there are no other candidates, the “nominated” become the new board members. More information will follow.
These are remarkable times. Please stay healthy. We hope to see you online on the 18th!
Chapter Elections 2020
The following board members are stepping down this year:
Eric Nieuwland – general board member. Eric has helped promote information security and our chapter for over eight years. He remains involved with our chapter but wants to wind down his board work.
Mark Tissink – secretary. Mark has held the position of secretary with great dedication and skill since the end of 2016. Mark expects a family expansion soon and is also busy with his work. He shifts his priorities to family and work.
Both are not eligible for re-election.
So we may hold our second elections soon. Whether this is necessary and how we are going to do this is laid down in the internal regulations (HHR) of our foundation. The steps are broadly:
announce who will step down (from October 1, 2020)
announce candidates put forward by the board to fill the vacant post(s) (November 1, 2020)
give (ISC)² members registered with the chapter the opportunity to become candidates (until December 1, 2020)
if there are candidates: organize elections from which the constituency chooses the board (February, 2021)
if there are no candidates: install the candidates the board proposes (February, 2021)
The announcements referred to under 1 and 2 above will be added below this message. For 3, we have sent all registrants an email.
The board explicitly requests anyone who wants to stand for election to report to the board. In addition to filling the 2 seats of the resigning board members, the board intends to appoint additional general board members when suitable candidates are found.
Do you want to be a candidate for election? Sign up preferably via the contact form on our website (“Register”), or by e-mail. You must register before December 1, 2020. Indicate which post(s) you are interested in and your competence: general member and/or secretary. If you believe you are a suitable candidate to lead one of our committees, please also indicate for which committee(s).
Details on the voting procedure will follow later.
Only (ISC)² members “in good standing” at the time of election can vote and be elected.
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It is with pride and great happiness we announce .. no, no child was born to us. But we do celebrate! Today, September 25th, 2018, our Chapter welcomed its 700th registree!
Even more good news: IBM, with whom we already collaborated for a while, became a “Bronze Sponsor”. Joining our Silver Sponsor Montelbaan, and our friend Snow and Inspearit, they allow us to organize at least four event annually. Free of charge, as usual, and always greatly catered.
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