Van Haren Group originated from the desire to contribute to the standardization of information security in the government sector. Previously, various government entities had their own baseline for information security. Municipalities had the BIG, the central government had the BIR, water boards had the BIWA, and provinces had the IBI.

With the introduction of the government-wide Baseline Information Security Government (BIO), it has become possible to offer a consistent training. Van Haren Publishing, in collaboration with several security professionals from the field, contributed to the development of the training, materials, and the Certified BIO Professional (CBP) exam. Ruben Zeegers is involved as a security professional in this development and is also the initiator of