Marnix Dekker

CISO - European Commission
IT Security at European Commission

Marnix Dekker

Marnix works in the CISO team of the European Commission, focusing on network and information security strategy, governance, IT strategy, IT architecture, etc.

Until recently Marnix worked at the EU's Network and Information Security Agency, ENISA. At ENISA I was leading the work on cloud security and EU-wide security breach reporting (Article 13a of the Framework directive, Article 4 of the e-Privacy directive, Article 19 of the eTrust regulation, Article 14 of the proposed NIS directive). He also worked on smartphone security, app store security and HTML5 security.

In 2014 Marnix was a co-organizer of #SecureCloud2014, a large EU conference on Cloud security - with an amazing line-up of speakers. Videos ara available on:

Before ENISA he worked as a senior consultant for KPMG in the Netherlands. Highlights: 2 years as architect/designer for DigiD, the Dutch national Identity Management (IdM) system (10M users, 50M transactions per year), DigiD was renovated completely. Technical architect for version 1.0 of eHerkenning (eRecognition), an authentication/authorization framework for Dutch businesses in G2B transactions. QA for a big cloud and outsourcing service for a national critical government agency.

Before KPMG Marnix worked as a teacher, a software developer in Pisa (Italy), and a sailor in the North-Sea off-shore.

Education: Ph.D. degree in Computer Science (Computer security). His thesis proposes more flexible (a-posteriori) access control for dynamic collaborative environments where both speed-of-access and confidentiality are key, such as in hospitals. Master degree in Theoretical physics. Research thesis in quantum mechanics.