Prof. dr. Rutger Leukfeldt
Director at Centre of Expertise Cybersecurity at The Hague University of Applied Sciences
Over the years the Indo-Dutch Cyber Security 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 – and Director of Data Security Council of India. Students will also deepen their knowledge through action learning challenges, undertaken in multi-displinary groups and judged by the IDCSS partners. View the latest programme here.
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 a nominal fee 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. This year our Academic partners include GNITS, JITS and VNR VJIET, our outreach partners include TASK, our promotional partners include IEEE Education Society YP Adhoc Committee and our challenge partners include CCoE and Blue Cloud.
The need for ethical and highly educated young professionals in Cybersecurity is more pressing than ever. HCSS is proud to announce that IDCSS23 will be the sixth online course for young professionals in cyber security, held from 6th of October to 10th of November. IDCSS23 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.
Unfortunately, registrations for the IDCSS23 are now closed. We hope to see you at the next edition!
Current number of attendees
The 2022 edition of IDCSS had over 2700 subscribers from India and the Netherlands, in 2021 we had more than 1100 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.
As part of the IDCSS22, 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 IDCSS23, find out more about HCSS serious gaming here.
IDCSS participants have the opportunity to extend their learning further and take part in innovative ‘hackathons’ in the Netherlands and India. IDCSS has partnered with four Hackathons, including, Hackathon for Good, based in The Hague. Hackathon for Good is a hybrid event that takes place from the 1st of December and is open to anyone with a hacker mindset and the passion to work on data and AI for impact. More collaborations between IDCSS and Hackathons will be announced soon!
Sign up now as a hacker for the for Hackathon for Good, here.
A: The IDCSS23 will take place between 6th of October and 10th of November. Lectures will start on 9 October and run every day for the next two weeks. The last lecture will take place on 26 October. 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 IDCSS23, with the closing ceremony to be held on 10 November.
A: Students are expected to be engaged part-time in the IDCSS23’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.
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.
A: Yes, you can! The lectures of the IDCSS23 are designed in such a way that they provide a mixture of content for both students who are new to the field as well as attendees that wish to build upon pre-existing knowledge.
A: Yes! Your motivation and acquired knowledge about Cyber security also matters. Students who fulfill the criteria and are also highly motivated will be given priority.
A: There is a participation fee of 500 INR/ €5 in order to cover organisational costs.
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 using Microsoft Teams.
A: We are currently in discussion with various Colleges regarding a credit system for the IDCSS. More information will be published on the official IDCSS website. Apart from credits, participating students will receive an official certificate upon completion of the IDCSS23.
Students who manage to successfully complete the online courses will receive a Certification of Attendance by the end of the program.
A: The IDCSS provides students with two types of certification. By attending the lectures in the first part of the IDCSS, students will receive a Certificate of Attendance. Upon completion of the Challenges, the second part of the IDCSS, students will receive a Certification of Participation.
A: Students who have successfully participated in at least 75% of the IDCSS lectures will receive an official Certificate of Attendance. Upon successful completion of the challenges, students will receive a Certificate of Participation
The Hague Centre for Strategic Studies is thrilled to announce the inaugural South Africa-Netherlands Cyber Security School (SANCS), is scheduled for 2024. This innovative online learning event aims to foster collaboration and knowledge exchange between students and young professionals from South Africa and the Netherlands. By creating a platform for cyber security enthusiasts to connect, this school will pave the way for stronger ties and cooperative efforts in tackling the challenges of the digital age.
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