“This partnership allows us to invest in tech-skilled youngsters’ growing potential.”

Mark Jenster, General Manager of OrangeCyberdefense Netherlands

Please introduce yourself.

My name is Mark Jenster, and I am the General Manager at OrangeCyberdefense Netherlands. Before we transitioned to Orange Cyberdefense, I was Managing Director of Securelink since 2017. From 2007 to 2017, I have worked in several Account Management and Business Unit Manager roles at ASP4all and subsequently Solvinity. Before entering the business world, I served in the Dutch Army for seven years. I enjoy working out, watching football, and going for hikes with my dog Woody in my free time.

Would you please introduce Orange Cyberdefense to our readers?

Orange Cyberdefense is the expert cybersecurity business unit of the Orange Group. As Europe’s go-to security provider, we strive to protect freedom and build a safer digital society. We are threat research and intelligence-driven security provider offering unparalleled access to current and emerging threats. With a 25+ year track record in information security, 250+ researchers and analysts and 16 SOCs distributed across the world, and sales and services support in 160 countries, we can offer global protection with local expertise and support our customers throughout the entire threat lifecycle.

When was the partnership between Cyberworkplace and Orange Cyberdefense established?

This partnership is established in 2019 and based on our mutual purpose; to build a safer digital society.

What is the added value to your company?

As a large service provider, it’s essential for us to keep up to date with the ever-changing landscape of IT and cybersecurity. We believe in investing in and engaging with the future generation. This partnership allows us to contribute to the active participation of ethical hackers in the business market and invest in tech-skilled youngsters’ growing potential.

What do you like the most about Cyberworkplace?

The fact that Cyberworkplace invests in the future by concentrating on education.

How would you describe Cyberworkplace with three words?

Training the future

How do you see this partnership in the future?

How great would it be if we can complete the cycle in a few years? That someone who used to follow lectures at Cyberworkplace, now working at Orange Cyberdefense can provide the training him/herself.

Is there anything else that you would like to add?

As the cybersecurity threats develop exponentially, the need for educated,
ethical hackers and cybersecurity experts will continue to grow simultaneously. Let’s get ready for the future.