Who is Rick van der Kleij?

Senior research psychologist at the  Netherlands Organisation for Applied Scientific Research (TNO) and associate lector at The Hague University of Applied Sciences (THUAS)

Talking to Isolde Hallensleben about  innovation during the Dutch Design Week

About me

Dr. Rick van der Kleij is an Industrial/Organizational psychologist and expert in social aspects of cyber security. He works as a senior research psychologist at the Netherlands Organisation for Applied Scientific Research (TNO). Rick is also associate lector at the Center of Expertise Cyber Security at The Hague University of Applied Sciences (THUAS). Rick is convinced that behavioral aspects are key to improving cyber security within organizations and society as a whole. His current work focuses on cyber resilience of small and medium sized enterprises, human cyber security behavior, and the performance of teams and individuals that are professionally involved in cyber security, such as Computer Security Incident Response Teams and the employees of Security Operations Centers. Rick’s lines of work have been described in more than 100 articles, technical reports, and book chapters listed in his Selected Publications, including: Computer Security Incident Response Team Effectiveness: A Needs Assessment, a peer-reviewed high-impact article in Frontiers in Psychology. 

Lecturing about cyber resilience for cyber security professionals

Research interests

My primary interest lies in applying science based solutions to cyberpsychology issues in work and organizational settings. I have extensive knowledge on human behavioral change and team work in all kinds of settings . My current work at TNO focuses on the application of this knowledge to enhance the performance of (1) teams that are professionally involved in cyber security and (2) the employees within organizations that are the targets of cyber attacks. My work at The Hague University of Applied Sciences focuses on improving the cyber resilience of small and medium sized firms 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 digital resilient. Hence, I want to find out how these firms can become better at anticipating, monitoring, responding and learning from cyber incidents through interventions aimed at cyber security behaviors at the employee level.   

How to reach me

Dr. Rick van der Kleij

P.O. Box 23, 3769 ZG Soesterberg, the Netherlands

Phone: 00318886 65855 (automatic call routing to mobile phone)

Personal website: http://rickvanderkleij.yolasite.com/

E-mail: rick.vanderkleij@tno.nl; r.vanderkleij@hhs.nl

My presentations on Slideshare

My public profile on LinkedIn

Twitter : @R_vanderkleij

 

List of Publications (Left click on picture)

Miscellaneous

Hoe cyberweerbaar zijn mkb-retailers in de regio Den Haag? bekijk de infographic (2019): https://www.dehaagsehogeschool.nl/docs/default-source/documenten-onderzoek/lectoraten/cybersecurity-in-het-mkb/cyberweerbaarheid-mkb.pdf

 Download DISSERTATION (2007) @ UvA DARE (Digital Academic Repository)(Dissertation Online)

Ad hoc reviewer: Judgment and Decision Making; Public Administration; International Journal of Productivity and Performance Management; Military Psychology; DisplaysTijdschrift voor Human Factors; European Journal on Criminal Policy and Research

Last updated: April2020