Centre of Expertise Cyber SecurityThe building and securing of developed expertise, insights and know-how in the field of Cyber Security: that’s the mission of the new Cyber Expertise Centre of Expertise of the Hague University of Applied Sciences. We’re working together with companies and other knowledge institutions in order to carry out state-of-the-art research and education.
Lectoraat Cyber Security & Safety
Lectoraat Cyber Security in het MKB
Lectoraat Networks & System Engineering
The primary objective of The Hague University of Applied Sciences is to provide high-quality education. The Centre of Expertise fosters this by:
- Carrying out large-scale research with students at SMEs, with cyber security as part of the research course in the curriculum
- Contributing questions from our partners, whereby our students are educated in fields where demand actually exists
- Creating cohesion between the curricula of related degree programmes: especially those within the domain of IT and PLS but also those outside of this
- Developing new degree programmes
- Offering initial and further training to professionals involved with cyber security.
- HBO-ICT differentiatie Information Security Management
- HBO-ICT differentiatie Network & System Engineering
- HBO-ICT differentiatie Software Engineering
- Minor Cyber Security/Legal
- Executive Master opleiding Cyber Security
- Master Cyber Security Engineering
- Safety & Security Management Studies
- MBO Cyber Security P@CT
Approach = Collaboration
Approach = collaborationThe Centre of Expertise is open to new collaborations and is actively seeking questions and assignments that fit in with the current cyber security (related) education and research.
Ultimately, all of the Centre of Expertise’s activities aim to make a contribution so that the expertise can be anchored in the lines of education and research.
Because of the close collaboration with companies and other knowledge institutions, all the activities dovetail with social and commercial challenges.
Fred van Noord
Manager Centre of Expertise Cyber Security
dr. Rutger Leukfeldt
Rutger is the lector of the Cybersecurity in the SME sector at The Hague University of Applied Sciences and senior researcher of cybercrime and coordinator of the cybercrime cluster at The Netherlands Institute for the Study of Crime and Law Enforcement (NSCR). He has more than 10 years of experience with scientific research into cybersecurity and cybercrime for both public and private clients. A few examples are research into the methods used and the characteristics of cyber criminals, into the victims of cybercrime among citizens and into the status of cybercrime cases in the criminal law system. Rutger earned his PhD with a study into the origin and growth processes, as well as criminal possibilities of cybercrime networks, and developed a model for the police and banks that can be used to more effectively combat cyber attacks. Rutger has also been the recipient of two prestigious research grants to conduct research into cybercrime. In 2015, he earned the Marie Curie Individual Fellowship (EU subsidy for promising researchers) and, in 2017, a Veni Grant (Netherlands Initiative for Education Research subsidy for talented researchers). Finally, Rutger is chairman of the Cybercrime Working Group of the European Society of Criminology.
Cyber Security & Safety Professor
dr. Marcel Spruit
Marcel Spruit boasts many years of experience in information and cyber security. He is responsible for research into cyber security and the development of education in this field and is personally and intensely involved in both the research and education development. Marcel is affiliated with the PBLQ consultancy firm as a senior consultant, where he provides advice on organisational aspects, especially the topics of information and cyber security. He also carries out audits, second opinions and security studies. Prior to his appointment as head of the research group, Marcel worked on quality assurance at Fokker Space and as a senior lecturer for the Information Systems department at the Delft University of Technology, where he specialised in information security, human failure and the organisation of security.
Lector Network and Systems
Engineering Cyber Security
dr. Thomas Quillinan
Thomas Quillinan is a lector of Network and Systems Cyber Security at The Hague University of Applied Sciences and a senior researcher and programme manager for Security at Thales Research and Technology Nederland. In his work at Thales, he is responsible for the coordination and delivery of activities related to safety research at TRT Nederland. He works together closely with the safety research group at Thales, as well as organisations and networks working nationwide on developments in Network & Systems Engineering Cyber Security. Thomas earned his PhD in Security for Distributed Systems and his Master’s in Computer Science from the University College Cork in Ireland. Prior to this, he was a member of the IIDS group at the VU University Amsterdam, where he worked on safety for distributed systems and crisis management. Thomas originally studied Computer Engineering in the University of Limerick in Ireland. His interests include research into the security of information and distributed systems. He holds both the CISSP (Certified Information Systems Security Professional) and CEH (Certified Ethical Hacker) certifications.