Information Security Service for Municipalities (The Netherlands)

The Information Security Service for municipalities (IBD) is the CERT of all Dutch municipalities. The IBD is the linking pin between municipalities and the national CSIRT, the National Cyber Security Center (NCSC). The municipality is the tier of government closest to citizens and their services include registration of basic details on citizens, buildings, addresses and permits. The city council is responsible for social care and support, basic income provisions and youth care. Distribution of identity cards, passports and driving licenses are also municipal tasks. As a result of this the municipality manages many personal details of their citizens. If municipal services are not secure enough, the confidence in the government as a whole is at stake. The IBD’s main goal is to increase resilience of Dutch municipalities in the field of information security.