Orange Cyberdefense continues supporting Cyberworkplace’s mission in 2021

On the 9th of December 2020, Anouk Vos, Chair Cyberworkplace and Mark Jenster, CEO Orange Cyberdefense have signed another year of partnership! This comes as a continuation of the successful partnership in 2020.

Anouk Vos, Cyberworkplace & Mark Jenster, Orange Cyberdefense


Cyberworkplace guides young talent towards a cybersecurity career by teaching them to become ethical hackers. The organization is run by volunteers and currently has more than 100 people involved. Orange Cyberdefense was the first company to become a ‘Main sponsor’ of Cyberworkplace in 2019. By partnering up with Cyberworkplace, Orange Cyberdefense contributes to the development of these young talents who are much needed in the 21st-century labor market.
In 2020 Orange Cyberdefense has contributed to the Cyberworkplace’s curriculum by conducting a course on pen-testing and a number of guest lectures. Additionally, the organization has been able to offer a job opportunity to one of the Cyberworkplace participants who is now a proud member of their Red Team.

“Like everything else this year, our partnership with Orange was affected by Covid19. From one day to the next, we needed to establish our curriculum online, look for ways to offer our students work experience remotely and find alternatives for our social events. Nevertheless, with Orange, we managed to do that. Looking back, we have made a challenging cooperation a fruitful one. And since we are just getting started, we can surely say the best is yet to come,” says Anouk Vos founder of Cyberworkplace.

Future plans

It has only recently been confirmed that both parties are continuing the partnership, but many things have already been planned for the year 2021. Guest lectures and courses by the cybersecurity professionals at Orange Cyberdefense are coming as a great addition to the Cyberworkplace curriculum but also more internship possibilities at Orange Cyberdefense and many others.

“Our partnership with Cyberworkplace has proved to be very successful, and we are very pleased that we will continue the partnership in 2021. This collaboration works both ways: Orange Cyberdefense allows the young ethical hackers of the future to become part of our company by offering them internships and possibly a job to help organizations get even better insights in their security. But we also help Cyberworkplace with our expertise by offering courses led by our cybersecurity professionals,” says Mark Jenster General manager at Orange Cyberdefense.

Orange Cyberdefense

Orange Cyberdefense is the expert cybersecurity business unit of the Orange Group. As Europe’s go-to security provider, they strive to protect freedom and build a safer digital society. They are threat research and intelligence-driven security provider offering unparalleled access to current and emerging threats.