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Leadership team

Driving Our Professionals.

Our leadership team is built upon experts with years of experience within the industrial cyber security field, driving our professionals to protect the critical infrastructure our society depends on.

Unrivalled knowledge

Industry-leading Expertise.

With unrivaled knowledge and experience in the industrial cyber security world, our leaders draw on expertise from over ten industries and their related critical infrastructures, including energy, water management, healthcare, manufacturing and more.

Experienced experts

Our Leadership Team.

Jalal Bouhdada

Founder & CEO

Having led Applied Risk since he founded the company in 2012, Jalal is responsible for Applied Risk’s industrial security services and product development. Jalal has led many complex ICS cyber security projects for major global clients, including some of the world’s largest industrial companies and utilities. As a global thought-leader on industrial control systems security and critical infrastructure protection, Jalal is an active member of several professional security societies and has co-authored ICS security best practice guidelines for ENISA and the ISA 99. He also frequently lectures to private and public audiences around the world.

Auke Huistra

VP Industrial Cyber Security Services

An international specialist in the field of Industrial Control Systems security, Auke has over 20 years’ experience in critical infrastructure protection, working for government, multinational and critical infrastructure companies, national research organisations and consultancies. He has been involved in various national and international cyber security initiatives, in various functions. Auke co-authored the Dutch government’s first National Cyber Security Strategy and led the Dutch Cyber Security Information Sharing and Analysis Centres (ISACs), before it was integrated into the National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC) in early 2012. Auke holds a degree in Chemistry from the University of Groningen.

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