About the Indian Dutch Cyber Security School 2020
From the end of September to the middle of November 2020, the third edition of the Indian Dutch Cyber Security School (#IDCSS), formely known as The Hague India Cyber Security Summer School (NICSSS), will take place. The Indian Dutch Cyber Security School promotes the education of students and professionals on cybersecurity issues, while facilitating the increased cooperation of The Netherlands, specifically the Municipality of The Hague, with the Indian states of Telangana and Karnataka.
The School’s programme allows participants to gain deeper knowledge and understanding of cyber security concepts and aspects. During the programme, participants will have the opportunity to learn from some of the greatest experts in the field about the latest developments and cutting edge cyber security technologies that exist today and will work on assignments provided by notable Dutch and Indian organisations.
Cyber security is of international significance since the cyberspace, including the Internet, has led to economic growth and inclusiveness of populations. A growing number of cyber harassments, cyber bullying, disinformation, and other forms of cyber attacks threaten individuals, businesses and states everyday. This is excacerbated by the COVID-19 pandemic. Cyber attacks are not only aimed against individuals but also against national institutions and health oirganisations, threatening to disable the proper function of national critical infrastructures and the daily functioning of society.
During the School, partipants will be instructed on cyber security-related topics, covering areas such as ethics, accountability, hardware security, incidents' response, data protection, norms and governance. Central to this year's edition of the School will be the topics of the Internet of Things (IoT) and Critical Infrastructures (CI). Parallel to the courses, group assignments - also known as "challenges" - are going to be assigned and executed by small, multidisciplinary groups of students. Our partners will design the challenges and judge the final result presented by the students in the end of the programme.
The Indian Dutch Cyber Security School 2020 will run online, due to the unprecedented circumstances created by the coronavirus pandemic. The courses and the challenges will be conducted through Blackboard. For more details, please check the course information below.
Course Information 2020
This year's School will be conducted online owing to the coronavirus pandemic. The online platform of Blackboard will be used to facilitate online courses, conducted through live lectures, and asychronous group assignments, better known as "challenges".
You will be instructed on cutting edge cyber security developments, experiencing fascinating lectures by experts and professionals in the field, insiders' perspectives, exciting group challenges and opportunities to work on your social network, through meeting and interacting online with your lecturers and fellow students. The main topics for the 2020 edition of the School are the Internet of Things (IoT) and Critical Infrastructures (CI).
The overarching goals of the programme are to raise awareness on cyber security implications in the domains of IoT and CI, as well as enhance understanding on broader cyber security issues and interdisciplinary policies implemented to tackle them.
More specifically, the 2020 School will be focusing on:
- Recent cyber trends, including data protection and privacy by design and by default in the framework of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), as well as invariants in software development for big data analytics;
- The cyber environment and its vulnerabilities, including the trends of phishing, trojan horses, Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS), zero days, ransomware, malwares, viruses, and the Deep Web, along with the new technologies of social engineering, Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Blockchain, and their consequences and legal treatment;
- Cyber behaviour, including the concepts of net neutrality, coordinated responsible disclosure, multi-stakeholder approach, cyber diplomacy and state and civilian behaviour in the cyber domain, understanding the ethical challenges of the cyber environment as well as norms of behavior in cyberspace;
- Your personal development, helping you to improve your presentation, collaboration, communication and social skills, in an international and multidisciplinary environment.