Bas Kruimer is a Senior Manager at Accenture Security in the Netherlands, specialized in the automation and security of utility grids and process industries. As part of the Accenture Security team, Bas addresses security challenges in ICS (Industrial Control Systems) and OT (Operational Technology) in the oil and gas, chemical, energy and utilities industry.

Dealing with security challenges also in Smart Grid and Smart Metering for electrical, gas and water network operators, Bas and his team pay special attention to security topics related to grid operations, renewable energy and IOT integration, IT-OT convergence and digital transformation. Compliance to the EU-NIS Directive (Information Security in Network and Information Systems) and applying international OT cybersecurity standards like IEC 62443 and NIST are the current quest for Operators of Essential Services in order to demonstrate a mature cybersecurity handling.

Bas is working in projects across Europe advising and supporting clients to build business resilience from the inside out and protect clients' entire value chain through end-to-end strategy and risk, cyber defense, digital identity, application security and managed security services. Originally a power engineer, Bas has some 30 years of international experience working in the electrical power transmission and distribution market.

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