Summer School - Cyber Security, 19-24 August 2018, Netherlands


May 31, 2018

Event Date:

August 19, 2018 - August 24, 2018

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About the International Cyber Security Summer School (ICSSS)

The International Cyber Security Summer School (ICSSS) is an annual summer school, originally organised by NATO C&I Agency, Europol, the Netherlands Ministry of Defence Cyber Command, Leiden University and The Hague Security Delta. The first edition took place in 2015, starting with 40 students. Given the success, further editions of the Summer School have been hosted, allowing up to 60 students to participate in the program. The 2018 edition of the Summer School will also be organised by EY.
Given the digitisation of our society, cyber security is rising on the political agenda, as the consequences of attacks, incidents and security breaches are increasing. In 2010, a cyber-attack on the Iranian uranium enrichment facilities using Stuxnet, a malicious computerworm, disrupted the operations. In 2011, Sony lost personal data of 77 million users, following the PlayStation network hack, which forced the company to shut it down for nearly three weeks, costing them 171 million dollar. In 2014, the JP Morgan Chase hack exposed the data of 83 million accounts, making it one of the largest cyber-attacks in history. In 2016 it was announced that two separate hacks at Yahoo affected over 1 billion accounts. This resulted in a $250 million discount for Verizon who were about to acquire Yahoo.

The International Cyber Security Summer School allows students and young professionals to gain deeper knowledge and understanding of cyber security concepts, as they will learn about the latest developments and the cutting edge cyber security technologies that exist today. In previous editions, students received lectures and insiders’ perspectives from a variety of industry experts, working for, inter alios, Europol, NATO, the Dutch Department of Security and Justice, The Dutch General Intelligence and Security Service, and the Amsterdam Internet Exchange (AMS-IX). â€‹From 19 - 24 August 2018, the fourth edition of the International Cyber Security Summer School (#ICSSS18) will take place in the City of the Hague. ICSSS 2018 will host a diverse multinational group of up to 60 students and PhD-candidates during a six-day programme that allows participants to gain deeper knowledge and understanding of cyber security. During the summer school participants will follow lectures and work on challenging assignments. 

Course Information ICSSS 2018

Are you an international student in the final year of your Master's or a doctoral student with a relevant background? Are you interested in behaviour in Cyberspace, in the understanding and visualization of the Cyberthreat landscape or in Cybercrime as a service?

When applying to this summer course you become eligible to be one of 60 participants who will gain first hand experience on working in the international domain of cyber security. The six-day programme will be filled with interesting lectures on the topics mentioned above, insiders’ perspectives, challenging group assignments and fun social activities, including visits and excursions to various institutions. 
The following group assignments or 'challenges' have tentatively been announced for ICSSS 2018:
  • "Managing a cybercrisis" by EY: your organisation is attacked by a malicious threat actor in the cyberdomain. Deal with it, or kneel for it.
  • "Cybernorms - responsible behaviour in cyberspace" by Leiden University: what should be regulated in cyberspace and how?
  • "Privacy and Data Inference" by Thales: Every mobile wireless device leaves it’s electronic trace wherever it is. Therefore, anyone with a cheap (€7) software defined radio can pull signals from the air and track you. How could this be used by attackers to infer travel patterns (for example) and how could we make use of this data while protecting user anonymity?

Application Criteria

To be eligible for this program, you should fulfill the following criteria:
  • You have the nationality of (a) an EU Member state, (b) a NATO member state, and/or (c) a member state of NATO's Partnership for Peace programme. 
  • You are (a) a PhD student or (b) in the final year of your Master's
  • You have a technical, policy and/or law related background
  • You have an updated Curriculum Vitae
  • You are motivated to take this course, which is expressed in a letter of motivation​

Tuition Fee

Tuition fee € 395,- The tuition fee includes:
  • Some lunches on class days
  • All reading material
  • Excursions and site visits
  • Certificate of attendance
  • Networking drinks

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Eligible Countries
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Publish Date
May 11, 2018
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