Why attend the Indian Dutch Cyber Security School?
The aim of the School is to familiarise attendants with all aspects of cyber security, regardless of their respective backgrounds. Bachelor and Master students, PhD candidates and young professionals active in fields such as Information Technology, Computer Science, Information Management, International Affairs, Crisis and Security Management, Law, Forensics and Criminology form a multidisciplinary environment in which they exchange expertise and broaden their approaches to cybersecurity issues. The lectures and assignments are adapted to fit every discipline and educate participants on the multifaceted cyber environment.
Leading organizations and companies
The School has been supported by more than 20 partners since its conception, comprising of governments, organisations and companies. Notable mentions must be given to the Governments of Karnataka and Telangana in India and The Hague Municipality, The Hague Centre for Strategic Studies and the Embassy of India in The Netherlands. Other supporters include The Hague University of Applied Sciences, the Global Commission on the Stability of Cyberspace, TU Delft, Verizon and Symantec. View the full list of our partners in recent years here.
The School offers a valuable opportunity for participants to gain further expertise in cybersecurity. Attendants have benefited from courses focusing on the Internet of Things, Artificial Intelligence and Blockchain for example. During lectures, students have been instructed on topics covering multiple disciplines, including engineering, ethics, law and policy. This knowledge is further reinforced by assignments, known as "challenges", that students undertake in multidisciplinary groups. These challenges are offered and judged by our partner governments, companies and/or academic institutions.
A key component of the School’s success during the past editions has been the contributions made by internationally distinguished scholars in a number of disciplines. The programme included lectures by PhD candidate Marco Romagna of Leiden University on Hacktivism and its legal and ethical implications, PhD candidate Scott Robbins of TU Delft on ethical questions relating to cyber security, Prof. Elif Kiesow Cortez of The Hague University of Applied Sciences on data protection and the GDPR, Prof. Ponnurangam Kumaraguru of TU Delft on privacy issues in social media, Dr. Alexander Klimburg on cybersecurity, information warfare, and the ongoing disputes in cyberspace and many more. Participants benefited from more than 20 hours of lectures and more than 10 hours of assignments.
Professional and social network
Apart from the rich academic experience, participants have the chance to meet with new people, being lecturers, our partner’s representatives or fellow students, and broaden their network. Up to 5 hours on top of lectures were reserved for social activities, including the opening and closing ceremonies with speeches from esteemed guests, such as the Ambassador of India in The Hague, the meet and greet sessions in the beginning of the School where ice breakers take place and visits to our partners’ headquarters, like the Hague Security Delta, TU Delft and The Hague University of Applied Sciences.