19 - 24 August 2018

The Hague, The Netherlands

Organising partners

The International Cyber Security Summer School 2018 was organised by

ICSSS 2018

From 19 – 24 August 2018, the fourth edition of the International Cyber Security Summer School (#ICSSS18) took place in the City of The Hague. ICSSS 2018 hosted a diverse multinational group of up to 60 students and PhD-candidates during a six-day programme that allows participants to gain deeper knowledge and understanding of cyber security. During the summer school participants followed lectures and worked on challenging assignments. 

ICSSS 2018 in Numbers

On the 19th - 24th August 2018, the fourth edition of the International Cyber Security Summer School (#ICSSS2018) took place in the City of The Hague. This event was organised via The Hague Centre for Strategic Studies (HCSS) providing an eclectic mix of organisations including the NCI Agency, Europol, Hague Security Delta, EY and Leiden University. Having such a wide range of organisers enabled the summer school to facilitate the sharing of knowledge and access to talent in order to enhance our digital security.

Challenging Assignments

To introduce the participants into the weekend, the European Commission provided a “serious game” – which helped individuals get to know one another as well as the immediate ability to assess each other’s strengths and weaknesses. Throughout the duration of the six days there were eight other challenges aside from the introductory one, which tested the participants and additionally broadened their horizons of understanding cybersecurity.

Well received

the ICSSS18 received was well received by the participants and organising partners. A survey among participants in ICSSS2018 showed that they scored the ICSSS programme with an average of 7.5 on a scale of 10. HSD and all of its involved partners are looking forward to hosting the fifth edition in 2019.

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"The ICSSS is a unique multidisciplinary week of learning and doing cyber security, offering the participants a memorable experience."
Drs. Els de Busser
Asst. Professor Cyber Security Governance at the Institute of Security and Social Affairs