Programme and speakers
Over the years the Indo-Dutch Cyber Summer School has held lectures on topics such as forensics in cybersecurity, data protection, blockchain, artificial intelligence, cyber arms watch and cloud computing. Our expert speakers come from a range of backgrounds in computer science, crisis and security management, law and industry. Previous speakers have included Christopher Painter – fmr. US Cyber Diplomat, Venkatesh Murthy – Director of Data Security Council of India and Dr. Els De Busser – Cyber Security Governance, Leiden University. Students will also deepen their knowledge through action learning challenges, undertaken in multi-displinary groups and judged by the IDCSS partners. Download the latest programme below.
Our partners in academia, government and industry
Since its inception the IDCSS has been supported by over twenty partners in industry, research and government. Our partners have included Governments of Karnataka and Telangana in India, The Hague Municipality, Embassy of India in The Netherlands, The Hague University of Applied Sciences, the Global Commission on the Stability of Cyberspace, TU Delft, Verizon and Symantec. As a result, students can partake in IDCSS for free and distinguish themselves in front of their potential employers. This years sponsors include: The Municipality of The Hague, Embassy of the Kingdom of The Netherlands in New Delhi, Embassy of India in The Hague, Government of Telangana, Data Security Council of India (DSCI), The Cybersecurity Centre of Excellence.
Attend the latest IDCSS
The need for ethical and highly educated young professionals in Cybersecurity is more pressing than ever. HCSS is proud to announce that IDCSS22 will be the fifth online course for young professionals in cyber security, held from 28th of October to 25th of November. IDCSS22 offers a valuable opportunity for participants to gain further expertise in Cybersecurity, this year, new subjects such as Cryptography and AI will also be addressed. Exemplary attendees may be rewarded with Certificates in the taught specialties. Apart from a rich academic experience, participants have the chance to meet with new people including our expert speakers, our partner’s representatives or fellow students, and broaden their network. You can register now for ICSS22 via Eventbrite.
Previous Indo-Dutch Cyber Security Schools
The 2021 edition of IDCSS had over 1100 subscribers from India and the Netherlands, in 2020 we had more that 900 students. Over 4 weeks in 2021 we held 20 specialist cyber security lectures and 6 multi-displinary challenges. In 2021 51% of participants were undergraduate students, 45% were graduate students and 4% PHD candidates. In 2021, 90% of students were based in India and 10% based in the Netherlands. Since 2015, our cyber security schools have been held with the cooperation Municipality of The Hague and the Indian states of Telangana and Karnataka. Watch the 2020 IDCSS Inaugural Session here.
National Cyber Resilience Game
As part of the IDCSS21, students had the opportunity to play the National Cyber Resilience Game. The intent of the game was to further educate the students on all different aspects of cyber resilience and challenge them to assess what capabilities are required to make India more cyber resilient. The game was played over a period of five days by more than 300 students. This component of the IDCSS curriculum gives the participants valuable insights about what lessons must be learned to make the Indo-Dutch cooperation and partnership more secure in our uncertain world. The National Cyber Resilience Game will also be a part of the IDCSS22, find out more about HCSS serious gaming here.
Frequently Asked Questions
Q: When will the IDCSS22 take place?
A: The IDCSS22 will take place between 28th of October and 25th of November. Lectures will start on 31 October and run every day for the next two weeks. The last lecture will take place on 11 November. This will be followed by two weeks of challenges, during which our students will work in groups to complete several target-oriented tasks. The results of the National Cyber Resilience Game and the challenges will be announced on the final week of the IDCSS22, with the closing ceremony to be held on 25 November.
Q: How much time should I reserve for IDCSS22 courses and assignments?
A: Students are expected to be engaged part-time in the IDCSS22’s programme, so as not to be hindered in fulfilling their academic obligations in their respective universities. More specifically, attendants will be required to spend approximately 20 hours on lectures and 10 hours on assignments, spread out over 4 weeks.
Q: When will the final program details be released?
A: The final programme details are expected in due time, including details about courses and lecturers. Details on the assignments will be released halfway through the courses, in which time the selection of participants among the pool of students will be made.
Q: I don’t fulfil all the criteria. Can I apply to the IDCSS22?
A: Yes, you can! Your motivation and acquired knowledge about Cyber security also matters. Students who fulfil the criteria and are also highly motivated will be given priority.
Q: Is there a participation fee?
A: There is no participation fee thanks to the generous contributions of our sponsors and partner organizations.
Q: How are courses going to be conducted?
A: This year’s courses are going to be conducted online. Participants will need a digital device (desktop, laptop or smartphone) that uses enough bandwidth in order to be able to attend the lectures, which are going to be livestreamed.
Q: Will I receive credits?
A: No credits will be awarded automatically. A selected number of students will be selected to work on group assignments and prepare relevant presentations, but they are not going to be tested on materials provided during courses and assignments. Attendants will have to contact the academic coordinators of their respective academic programme to find out whether there is a possibility to waiver some of their academic obligations.
Students who manage to successfully complete the online courses will receive a Certification of attendance by the end of the program.
Q: Are there accommodation concerns?
A: In previous versions of the IDCSS, participants in The Netherlands were in some cases eligible for a discount on a room reservation at The Hague Student Hotel on a first come first serve basis.
However, given that the IDCSS22 will be conducted online due to the coronavirus pandemic, accommodation concerns will not be an issue. A working internet connection is the only accommodation needed to be arranged.