| About ICSSS
The International Cyber Security Summer School (ICSSS) is an annual summer school, organized by NATO C&I Agency, Europol, the Netherlands Minstry 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, all three partners decided to host a 2016 edition, allowing 60 students to participate in the program.
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 features 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).
| Course Information ICSSS 2017
Are you an international student in the final year of your Master's or a doctoral student with relevant background? 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, insiders’ perspectives, challenging group assignments and fun social activities, including visits and excursions to various institutions.
| Application Criteria
To be eligible for this program, you should fulfill the following criteria:
| Tuition Fee
The tuition fee includes:
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