NCS3 2019 CSR Challenge winning team announced

August 23, 2019

During the National Cyber Security Summer School (NCS3) week that ended today, cybersecurity experts from public, private and academic institutions shared their knowledge from different disciplinary angles. Over 60 advanced students interested in the broad field of cyber security participated and were also challenged to compete to formulate an advice for the Dutch Cyber Security Council (CSR), the government's independent advisory board.

The CSR Challenge
The CSR Challenge is a competition where participants placed in teams worked together to formulate a cybersecurity policy advice for the CSR. A professional independent jury, consisting of Petra Oldengarm (Association CyberVeilig Nederland), Jelle Niemantsverdriet (Deloitte) and Kaveh Razavi (VU-University) was involved to appoint the winner of the competition. The winning team studied health trackers in particular the fitbit with its controversial security and privacy challenges. Pieter-Jaap Aalbersberg, National Coordinator for Security and Counterterrorism at the Ministry of Justice and Security offers the prize to the representative of the winning team. Later this year the team will be invited to present the advice to the Dutch Cyber Security Council.

The winners of the NCS3 CSR Challenge 1919: 

l.t.r: the winning team, Pieter-Jaap Aalbersberg, Petra Oldengarm, Jelle Niemantsverdriet, Kaveh Razavi and Nicolas Castellon