Towards An Integral Approach To Cyber Security

Cyber space creates the context for many new technological applications and achievements. Unfortunately, not a day goes by without cyber incidents dominating headlines. Take for example cyber warfare and cyber crime. One can also think of the effects of natural disasters on Internet-controlled applications in vital sectors such as water and energy supplies. To be able to meet the cyber challenges of today and tomorrow, to fully make use of the opportunities offered by cyberspace and also to contribute to ‘safe digital highways’, it is essential to have insight into the complex world of cyberspace and the interrelated technical, economic, legal and psychological issues and risks.

 

Knowledge and expertise combined

 

Leiden University, Delft University of Technology and The Hague University of Applied Sciences have combined their knowledge and expertise in education for professionals in this field in the Cyber Security Academy (CSA) in The Hague. The CSA is an initiative of the municipality of The Hague. At the CSA scholars and lecturers together with experts from private and public sectors translate these issues into a varied range of multidisciplinary learning tracks for highly educated professionals.

 

Strengthening digital defensibility

Learning tracks are designed for highly educated professionals (computer scientists, lawyers, policy makers) with several years of professional experience in and/or affinity with issues in the field of cyber security.

The CSA aims, with an integral approach to digital security as its premise, to educate professionals who wish to contribute to strengthening the digital defensibility of states, organisations and individual citizens.  

 

Multidisciplinary learning tracks

The Cyber Security Academy initiates and stimulates the development and supervises the implementation of innovative Master’s degree programmes, several shorter courses and tailored tracks in the field of cyber security. At the core of the CSA is the accredited multidisciplinary Executive Master’s programme Cyber Security, which was launched in  January 2015.

 

The CSA key lecturers are scholars and lecturers of Leiden University, Delft University of Technology and The Hague University of Applied Sciences. Next to them, nearly all learning tracks include contributions by guest lecturers from private and public organisations with a wide experience in cyber security such as management consultants (KPMG, VKA, KPN), technical specialists (NFI, ENCS, FOX-IT) and other experts.

 

Governance CSA

The board of CSA comprises of deans and directors from the three knowledge institutions involved.

 

  • Prof dr. Edwin Bakker (on behalf of Leiden University, chair)
  • Prof. dr. Rob Fastenau (on behalf of Delft University of Technology)
  • Drs. Gert de Ruiter (on behalf of  The Hague University of Applied Sciences)

 

The Municipality The Hague will delegate an advising member to the board.

 

The day-to-day management of the CSA is overseen by an administration comprising the Scientific Director, professor of Cyber Security prof.dr. Jan van den Berg, who is assisted by advisor ms. Jacqueline van Zoggel.

 

Advisory Council

CSA has an Advisory Council comprising experts from private and public sectors. This council advises the board and management on the direction of the foundation as regards content.

 

HSD Campus

The CSA is located in the Beatrixkwartier at the campus of The Hague Security Delta. This campus is the home base of the European security cluster The Hague Security Delta, a network organisation of private and public organisations and knowledge institutions in the broad field of security (www.thehaguesecuritydelta.com)

 

At this campus the participants are provided with multifunctional spaces with modern IT facilities such as a Real Time intelligence Centre and a Serious Gaming Lab. This location has excellent parking and catering facilities. 

 

More information? 

Are you interested in the new Executive Master’s programme Cyber Security, in one of the shorter learning tracks or in a tailored track? Please contact us.

 

 

Board

Professor Dr  Edwin Bakker
Professor Dr Edwin Bakker
on behalf of Leiden University, chair
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Professor Dr Edwin Bakker has been Director of the Centre for Terrorism & Counterterrorism at Leiden University and Professor at the Institute of Public Administration of Campus The Hague Faculty, Leiden University since 2010. Prior to this he worked at Clingendael as Head of the Security and Conflict Programme (2007 – 2010) and as Senior Research Fellow (2003 – 2007).

He also holds the position of research fellow at the International Centre for Counter Terrorism – The Hague. In addition, he is a member of the editorial board of the following (academic) journals: Security and Human Rights, the Journal of Strategic Security, Vrede & Veiligheid (Peace & Security) and Internationale Spectator. Bakker is also a guest lecturer at the NATO Defense College in Rome and member of the Netherlands Helsinki Committee.

In 1997, Bakker obtained a PhD degree with his thesis on minority conflicts in Slovakia and Hungary. His areas of expertise are Terrorism studies and crisis and security management. Bakker teaches in the MA in Crisis and Security Management at Leiden University.

Professor Dr Rob Fastenau M.Sc.
Professor Dr Rob Fastenau M.Sc.
on behalf of Delft University of Technology, Dean of the Faculty Electrical Engineering, Mathematics and Computer Science
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Professor Dr Rob Fastenau,  M.Sc., has been Dean of the Faculty Electrical Engineering, Mathematics and Computer Science of Delft University of Technology since 2011.

He studied physics at Delft University of Technology, where he obtained his PhD in 1982. After obtaining his degree he worked as a researcher and head of research projects at Philips Research. In 1995 he moved to Philips Electron Optics, which would later merge with the American FEI Company. He was a member of the board of FEI Company for ten years.

Rob Fastenau has nearly 30 years of experience in research and management functions in high-tech industry. He has a large network in academic research in the fields of materials science and life sciences. He was closely involved in establishing the sizeable microscopy group of the KAUST University in Saudi Arabia and of the NeCEN, the Netherlands Centre for Nanoscopy. He also maintains close ties with high tech businesses, for example in the semiconductor industry. He is a co-founder of the High Tech Systems Platform and a member of the executive boards of the strategic innovations programmes Point/One and the Centre for Translational Molecular Medicine.

Gert de Ruiter MA
Gert de Ruiter MA
on behalf of The Hague University of Applied Sciences, director Faculty of ICT & Design
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Gert de Ruiter was educated in the field of analytical chemistry and mathematics. He obtained a master's degree in Public Administration/Organisational Sciences at Utrecht University.

De Ruiter has been working in vocational education for more than 40 years. Initially he worked as a teacher and department manager within the Secondary and Higher Laboratory Education. From 1988 he worked as a lecturer at Computing and Information Sciences (Informatica and Informatiekunde) at The Hague University of Applied Sciences.

From 1995 De Ruiter held various management positions within The Hague University of Applied Sciences. In 2002 he became the director of the Academy of ICT & Media. Following a reorganisation in 2014, he was appointed as director of the Faculty of ICT & Media. This Faculty includes seven bachelor's degree programmes in the fields of ICT & Media with a total of 2,600 students. De Ruiter is a co-founder of the Dutch Innovation Factory in Zoetermeer, a partnership of The Hague University of Applied Sciences, businesses and local government.

De Ruiter is a board member of various (national) foundations and advisory committees in the areas of (vocational) education, ICT, Cyber Security and Creative Technologies.

 

Staff involved

Professor Dr Jan van den Berg, M.Sc.
Professor Dr Jan van den Berg, M.Sc.
Scientific Director
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Professor Dr Jan van den Berg, M.Sc., is Professor of Cyber Security at the faculties Technology, Policy & Management and Electrical Engineering, Mathematics & Computer Science of Delft University of Technology. Van den Berg is the scientific director of the Cyber Security Academy and the Programme Director of the Leiden master's programme Cyber Security. After graduating as a mathematical engineer from Delft University of Technology in 1977, Van den Berg worked at several institutes of higher education until 1989. From 1989 onwards he was affiliated with the Erasmus University Rotterdam where he conducted research in the field of Computational Intelligence and its (economic) applications. After obtaining his PhD in 1996, is research broadened to include the development and application of (intelligent) methods of data analysis, knowledge discovery, and information security. In 2006 Van den Berg returned to the TU Delft where he continued his work on Data Analytics supplemented with research in the field of Cyber Security.

Jacqueline van Zoggel
Jacqueline van Zoggel
Senior consultant
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Jacqueline van Zoggel is a senior consultant with a background in higher education and management consulting. She stood at the cradle of several large innovation projects in higher education such as the merger between the UvA en HvA, the Leiden University College in The Hague, University Campus Fryslân, the Centre for Innovation of Leiden University Campus The Hague and recently the Cyber Security Academy in The Hague. She has an extensive network in (higher) education and public institutions and a broad experience in strategy development, process management, educational innovation, fundraising and cooperation in the public/private domain.

Mireille Snels
Mireille Snels
Programme manager/tutor
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Mireille Snels, M.A., is a programme manager and tutor for the master's programme Cyber Security at Leiden University.

Snels studied Dutch language and literature and obtained her post-graduate certificate in education at the University of Amsterdam. After a brief career as an editor and copywriter she worked as an education policy officer and project leader at the University of Amsterdam. Next, she was secretary and project leader accreditation at QANU (Quality Assurance Netherlands Universities). After a three year stay in London, where she supervised several different projects in the fields of outreach and widening participation, she became department manager at Delft University of Technology in 2010 and lecturer in communication skills and study supervisor at The Hague University of Applied Sciences in 2012. From July 2013 onwards she has been involved with the CSA as a project leader/advisor in the field of programme development, accreditation, marketing, quality assurance and organisation.

Mark van Leeuwen
Mark van Leeuwen
Manager/lecturer
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Mark P. van Leeuwen, M. Sc., MBA, information manager at Leiden University - Faculty Governance and Global Affairs, has twenty years of experience in various fields of ICT. He has worked in the development of information systems, as well as in the field of business consultancy. His experience ranges from space industry and travel to banking and health care, and he has worked both for industry and the not-for-profit sector.

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