ICT is the driving force and key enabling technology in pivotal domains of our modern digital society. Adequately addressing the security and privacy aspects to ensure a reliable and trusted functioning of ICT is crucial. Cyber Security specialists and scientists work very hard on the design and deployment of secure and privacy-enhanced ICT, in both knowledge institutions and private sectors. Given that the Netherlands is a relatively small country, with limited available resources, it is essential to collaborate in both scientific and educational activities in Cyber Security. Next = Now: there is an urgent and significant demand for highly educated Cyber Security specialists, who need to be trained in the different aspects of Cyber Security, including the technical, legal, economical and ethical aspects. Bottom-up and content led activities in education, research, and PPP collaboration, can play a big role in tackling these challenges. Already since almost a decade, 4TU.NIRICT supports collaboration around cyber security research. First led by Sandro Etalle, Pieter Hartel and Inald Lagendijk. When in 2014 the younger generation took over, the idea to actively create a closer community around Cyber Security came up. The resulting initiative was named ‘Cyber Security Next Generation’: CSng. This was later recognized and further endorsed by NWO and dcypher. Collaboration with dcypher (www.dcypher.nl) is part of the CSng’s objective, because giving support and strengthening dcypher’s (agenda setting) mission is mutually beneficial for network building, efficiency and capacity advantages. CSng provides a platform for (young) researchers and specialists to exchange ideas, develop strategies, and launch collaborative activities for Cyber Security research and education in the Netherlands.
- TUD Assistant Prof. Zeki Erkin http://cys.ewi.tudelft.nl/users/zekeriya-erkin
- UT Associate Prof. Andreas Peter http://wwwhome.ewi.utwente.nl/~petera/
- TU/e Associate Prof. Nicola Zannone http://security1.win.tue.nl/~zannone/
For more information, please refer to the website.