Arjen Kamphuis Infosecurity Book Launch

Friday evening I went to the Vrijland estate near Schaarsbergen/Arnhem. This former hq of the Dutch 11th Air Mobile Brigade (who still reside nearby) is currently used by the Hack42 collective. Here the book launch of “Infosecurity (Gran knows why)” and opening of the art exhibition “Into Nothingness” took place, in the former chapel of the estate.

Arjen Kamphuis was well known for his work on government transparency, and especially IT and online security. He e.g trained journalists on how to do their work more safely, and consulted various companies on their IT security. He also e.g. consulted the Dutch government in 2013 on why using voting computers is bad practice in an accountable democracy. Next to that he was an avid hiker and mountaineer. In August 2018, during a trip in the north of Norway he went missing, and is presumed to have died due to a kajaking accident. I’ve known Arjen through his work for well over a decade (and I’ve written about his disappearance here before). I’m sad about his disappearance, and as a result have been more active in paying what I learned from him and what he made me aware of forward since then.

Friends of Arjen have collected a selection of his writings and talks, as well as the text of his 2014 book “Information Security for Journalists” (2017 Dutch translation) that he wrote together with journalist Silkie Carlo. Friday they launched a printed version of that collection with the title

— source | Ton Zijlstra | 26 Jan, 2020

5 thoughts on “Arjen Kamphuis Infosecurity Book Launch

  1. Hi there, you’ve copied my entire blogpost. Great you are taking an interest in my writings. Please make sure it is obvious you are quoting the text (now it says ‘by admin’ suggesting you wrote it yourself). You link to my blog as the source, which is great. However the license with which my blogpost that you copied is published is Creative Commons BY-NC-SA license, meaning under the condition of attributing the source (BY, which you’ve done), not being used commercially (NC, I think you’re site is non-commercial), and adding the same license to the reshared text (SA, which you have not done). Can you add a statement that the text is CC-BY-NC-SA by Ton Zijlstra. Thanks a lot!


    1. Thank you Ton Zijlstra. I updated the post.
      But the by admin part is added by wordpress. Intialy it was my name. to avoid that confusion i changed the display part as Admin. i started the account with my name long back.
      Yes this is a non profit blog. it is to republish important information and translate my language so that more people will read. translate is a slow process. it take time. but i will keep the nc-sa flag there too.


      1. Thank you very much! Yes, translation is time consuming….but important, to cross-pollinate information and ideas across different language zones. Happy blogging!


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