Dr. Rick van der Kleij
The Netherlands Organisation for Applied Scientific Research (TNO)
The Hague University of Applied Sciences
Dr. Rick van der Kleij is a senior research psychologist at the Netherlands Organisation for Applied Scientific Research (TNO) and Associate Lector Cybersecurity & SMEs at The Hague University of Applied Sciences (HHS). He is also editor of Tijdschrift voor Human Factors. This journal is published by Human Factors NL, the Dutch association of Ergonomists and Human Factors specialists. Rick’s lines of work have been described in more than 100 articles, technical reports, and book chapters, including: Computer Security Incident Response Team Effectiveness: A Needs Assessment, a peer-reviewed high-impact article that recently was published in Frontiers in Psychology.
His current work at TNO focuses on the application of his knowledge on team work to enhance the performance of teams and groups that are professionally involved in cybersecurity. His work at The Hague University of Applied Sciences focusses on improving the cyber resilience of SMEs from a social sciences point of view. These firms often do not have the capacity to respond adequately to cyber incidents. I hope to find out how small and medium sized firms can become more resilient at the organizational level. Hence, I want to find out how these firms can become better at anticipating, detecting, responding and recovering from cyber incidents. Moreover, I also want to find out how SMEs and their employees can be enhanced through smart interventions to take the required protective measures.
Van der Kleij, R. Kleinhuis, G., & Young, H. (2017). Computer Security Incident Response Team Effectiveness: A Needs Assessment. Frontiers in Psychology. doi: 10.3389/fpsyg.2017.02179.