NCS3 2018

NCS3 Class of 2018

NCS3 Lecturers in 2018
Guest speakers from government organizations, prominent companies and leading universities were

  • Raymond Bierens, TU Delft / Digital Trust Centre
  • Luuc H. and Lisette A., National Police High-Tech Crime Unit
  • Jan K., NCTV
  • Karin [Last name withheld],  AIVD
  • Sicco Verwer, TU Delft
  • Michel Muller, Alliander
  • Joost Willems, Siemens 
  • Christian Doerr, Technical University Delft 
  • Oscar Koeroo, KPN 
  • Paul Samwell, Rabobank
  • Catrien Bijleveld, NSCR 
  • Maarten Bodlaender, Philips
  • Benne de Weger, Technical University Eindhoven
  • Klaus Kursawe, GridSEC
  • Zoltan Szlavik, IBM Benelux Center for Advanced Studies
  • ​Guillaume Dupont, TU Eindhoven
  • Nathalie van Raemdonck, European Institute for Security Studies 
  • Michel Steltman, Digtial Infrastructure Association
  • ​Jelle van Haaster, Netherlands Ministry of Defense

The Cyber Security Challenge
Participants of the summer school compete in groups to formulate an advice for the Cyber Security Council of the Netherlands. The groups were supervised and mentored by experts in the field of Cyber Security coming from government, companies, and universities. The CSR Challenge consist of drafting a (short) policy recommendation and a (brief) presentation. The topic for the CSR Challenge and the group division were announced the week before the NSC3. 

The Prize
​The winning team gets the opportunity to meet the Cyber Security Council and provide their policy advice in person. 

The Jury of Experts
The presentation and policy paper are assessed by a jury panel consisting of leading experts in their respective sectors​. ​The CSR Challenge Jury members are experts in the field of Cyber Security from Public, Private and Academic Sectors. The following people formed the independent Jury of Experts:

  • Raymond Doijen (Head of Expertise, NCSC)
  • Inald Lagendijk (Head of Department, TU Delft)
  • Lotte de Bruijn (Managing Director, Nederland ICT)

Team Mentors
The Team Mentors are experts in the field of Cyber Security from Public, Private and Academic Sectors. The following people mentored the students and guided them in writing their policy advice:

  • Liesbeth Holterman (Cyberveilig Nederland)
  • Oscar Koeroo (KPN)
  • Tom Kleijberg (CGI Nederland)
  • Jessica Conquet (PayU)
  • Jan Los (Aurio-ICT)
  • Martijn Arts (SYSQA)

Active learning
The NCS3 has a balance of lectures and active engagement. This year we had three active engagement activities planned for the NCS3. 

  • Hack Lab Session, by CGI Nederland
    ​​CGI will provide participants a hands-on session and show how hacking tools work so they can get an understanding of how they are used, and how we can protect ourselves from them.
  • Crisis Simulation, by CrisisPlan
    ​​Participants experience first-hand what it is like to manage a crisis during a cyber-attack, corresponding with stakeholders, following procedures and trying to survive the crisis without affecting the organization’s reputation. 
  • Cloud Computing, by Microsoft 
    Participants will learn about the principles of cloud security using the shared responsibility model. These insights will be put to use in this session and participants will get the opportunity to see what it is like to secure a real cloud environment. 


Evening Events

  • Monday: Mentor Dinner (Hudson, The Hague)
  • Tuesday: Networking Event (KPN Rotterdam)
  • Wednesday: Participant Dinner (GastroPub Viva, Schiphol)
  • Thursday: Participant Dinner (TBD in Nijmegen)
  • Friday: Farewell Drinks (TU Delft)


  • The NCS3 was hosted in the city of The Hague. Students requiring long-travel time are encouraged to find accommodation in The Hague.


Click here for the detailed daily schedule in 2018