Auke Huistra is CEO of his own specialized consulting company. He works for multinationals and government on big security programs. At the moment he leads the ICS Cyber Risk Management team within a big multinational. In the past he has been project manager at the National Roadmap for Secure Process Control Systems within TNO (Netherlands Organisation for Applied Scientific Research) and Leader of the Work Stream Workforce Development Framework of the Thematic Group on ICS and Smart Grids of ERNCIP (European Reference Network for CIP). He combined this work with the position of Industrial Cyber Security Workforce Development Lead at a critical infrastructure asset owner. The last years he was in several positions in cybersecurity initiatives in The Netherlands, such as co-author of the 1st National Cyber Security Strategy, project manager of several cyber security scenario's within the National Security Risk Assessment and project manager at CPNI.NL. He has led the Dutch Cybercrime Information Exchange, that has been transfered to the National Cyber Security Center, for about 7 years. This IE exists today of 12 sectoral ISACs (Information Sharing and Analysis Centers) and has become an active network in which the key players from critical infrastructure asset owners, government, vendors, research institutions and academia exchange information about incidents, threats, vulnerabilities and good practices in a trusted setting.
Auke Huistra was amongst others co-chair of the Dutch FI-ISAC, Telecom-ISAC and Multinationals-ISAC. Also he was one of the founders and vice-chairman of the European FI-ISAC. Auke Huistra works in the field of (public) security for more than 18 years now. Before his assignment at CPNI.NL, he was amongst others cluster leader Public Security at a big international consultancy firm and CIO at a regional police force in the Netherlands.