There have been four editions of the National Cyber Security Summer School (NCS3). In total, around 250 HBO and WO students from the Netherlands and abroad have been taught for a week by cyber security experts from universities, the business community and the government. Active efforts were also required of the participants, including in a crisis simulation.
The NCS3 contributes to solving the shortage of cyber security professionals. The importance of cyber security in education and cyber specialists that businesses now and in the future desperately need to keep the Netherlands digitally safe is great. That is why the Cyber Security Council (CSR) created this Summer School in 2016. The NCS3 contributes to solving the shortage of cyber security professionals. The organization is in hands of dcypher.
In addition, students have started using the CSR Challenge at all previous editions. During competition, groups compete with each other for the best strategic policy advice to the CSR council. This is done under the supervision and guidance of mentors from government, business and universities. An expert jury assesses the different 'pitches' are always held on the last day. The students of the winning team of the CSR Challenge are invited to the council meeting in the fall that follows. The council members then enter into discussions with the students about relevant topics in the field of cyber security.