ISSA initiatives in the Netherlands were initiated in 2013. This lead to the formation of ISSA-NL Chapter board, which is the governing body that drives the Global ISSA vision in The Netherlands.

The Governing Board of ISSA Netherlands Local Chapter, is a non-profit association established in accordance with the guidelines and principles laid by ISSA Global. The five member board leads with rules, regulations, direction and advice concerning the operations of the local chapter and while ensuring that the local chapter functions in accordance with the mission of the ISSA.

Board members 2020
  Jim de Haas, Treasurer
With 14+ years experience in information security management, Jim is proficient on a wide range of security topics ranging from IT security to physical security and privacy. Jim is specialized in cloud computing security. 

Alexandro Leer, Vice President
Many years of functional and technical experience in planning, building, and operating cybersecurity for several local and foreign enterprises and service providers.

Information security policy and controls
Risk management and compliance
Several ISO 27000 standards, GDPR, PSD2, PCI-DSS, and related norms and regulations
Ethical hacking
Cloud security and privacy architecture
Zero trust networking and micro segmentation
Software defined secure networking

biswajit Biswajit Behera, Communications and Membership Officer


With 10+ years in industry, Biswajit has a demonstrated expertise and success in fulfilling various information risk management and consulting roles at reputed multinational organisations. He has a rich cross cultural experience of working with and leading teams across Europe and the Indian subcontinent. He enjoys technology and photography.