Wout de Natris is based in The Netherlands as an independent consultant on Internet governance and security. Over the past years he has worked for the Dutch technical community on IGF strategy and consulted on ways to improve the impact and effectiveness of the IGF. The demand to work on the deployment of Internet standards and ICT best practices is a direct result of this work.
In the past he has consulted for, among others, Microsoft, the Canadian, Dutch and German governments, National Cyber Security Centre, the German ISP association eco and organised workshops on Internet Governance issues at all levels for a host of actors. He co-owns a company consulting SMEs on digital security and privacy.