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ICSSS 2022

7th Edition

International Cyber Security Summer School (ICSSS) is a week-long program organized by a selection of leading cyber security organizations. During ICSSS, young professionals get the opportunity to broaden their knowledge in the field of cyber security through challenges, workshops, and lectures provided by high level cyber security experts.

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ICSSS 2021

From 22 – 27 August 2021, the sixth edition of the International Cyber Security Summer School (#ICSSS21) took place online. ICSSS 2021 hosted a diverse multinational group of 60 students and PhD-candidates during a six-day programme that allowed participants to gain deeper knowledge and understanding of cyber security. During the Summer School, participants followed lectures and worked on challenging assignments provided by prominent international and domestic security organisations.

ICSSS 2021 in Numbers

The sixth edition of the International Cyber Security Summer School was a general success. This edition was organised by Cisco Networking Academy, NATO C&I Agency, Europol EC3 European Cybercrime Centre, Leiden University, Palo Alto, Accenture, Security Delta (HSD) and other contributing partners. 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. The students rated the Summer School with a 4.1/5 stars.

Exceptional aspects of the Summer School

In general, students were most satisfied with the overall quality of the lectures/lecturers and the interdisciplinary nature of the programme. This last point is especially important as the ICSSS hosts students from a wide variety of backgrounds, as can be seen in the graphic on the right. The lectures by Accenture and EclecticIQ were also rated very positively. While the Summer School had to be held online, most students were still very satisfied with the way it was organized and the knowledge they gained. One student even described it as ‘the best virtual adaptation of an event that I've ever been a participant of’. Of course, this success can be attributed to the hard work and enthusiasm of not only the organizing partners, but also the students themselves. We hope to see this dedication in real life again in 2022!

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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