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Fred Streefland



With more than 28 years of experience within security and intelligence, Fred is currently working as the CEO of the cybersecurity company SECIOR. This company is specialized in datacenter cybersecurity and provides digital risk management services.

Fred started his career in 1988 at the Royal Military Academy in the Netherlands as an intelligence & security officer and served more than 16 years for the Royal Netherlands Air Force (RNLAF). In 2008, he resigned as a Lieutenant Colonel and a military intelligence advisor to the Secretary-General of NATO and moved to the commercial world.


In the commercial world, he worked some years as a security consultant within IBM, before he moved to Accenture as a senior manager cybersecurity. After these advisory/consultancy positions, he became the Director Education & Training for ENCS, a company specialized in the OT/ICS Security. After ENCS, he moved to Exact Software as their IT Security Director (CISO). After Exact Software, Fred was requested to become the global CISO for LeaseWeb, a Dutch cloud provider & hosting company with a global footprint. In 2017, Fred joined Palo Alto Networks and he became the Chief Security Officer (CSO) responsible for North and East Europe. In 2020, he moved to the IoT manufacturer Hikvision, where he was the Senior Director Cybersecurity for Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA).

Fred is a cybersecurity spokesperson and advisor for some Members of Parliament. He holds an Executive Master of Security & Defense (EMSD) and a bachelor’s degree from the University of Applied Sciences of Amsterdam.