Eric Luiijf M.Sc(Eng) obtained his Masters degree in Mathematics (Informatics thesis) at the Technical University Delft in 1975. After his duties as officer in the Royal Netherlands Navy, he joined the TNO Physics and Electronics Laboratory (TNO-FEL). In 1990, he became manager of the central computing and network services department of TNO-FEL. Since 1995, Eric works as Principal Consultant Information Operations. His research comprises defensive information operations/ information assurance and protection of critical infrastructures including critical information infrastructures. Since 2003, he takes part in the study activities of the Clingendael/TNO Centre for Strategic Studies (CCSS).
Eric was the lead author of the essay ‘Bitbreuk’ (In Bits and Pieces' (2000)). Eric was one of the main researchers of the KWINT study (2001) which looked at the vulnerability of (the Dutch part of) Internet. This study was commissioned by the Dutch Ministry of Transport, Public Works and Water Management/ Directorate Telecommunications & Post.
From 2002 on, Eric is the R&D leader in a sequence of projects commissioned by the Ministry of the Interior, the Ministry of Transport, Public Works and Water Management, and the Ministry of Economic Affairs. These projects are part of the Dutch Critical Infrastructure Protection programme “Bescherming Vitale Infrastructuur”. He took part in the EU ACIP project as well and is involved in the EU projects VITA and CI2RCO.
Eric is Program Committee member of the Dutch fundamental Information Security R&D programme Sentinels; one of the editors of the European Critical Infrastructure Protection newsletter ECN; one of the editors of a Dutch monthly on Security; and teaches information security in operating systems at the Technical University of Eindhoven/Univ. of Tilburg postgraduate school TIAS.
Eric has been interviewed many times by national and international newspapers, monthly publications, radio and national TV on topics like information operations (“Cyber warfare”) and information security. He has written many popular articles in books and monthly publications, scientific publications. He is a well-known speaker at (inter-)national congresses and symposia.