The Cyber Security & Safety research group (CSS) conducts research into cyber security & safety and develops education in this field. The emphasis is on expanding existing scientific and other knowledge and enabling it to be applied in practice, with sufficient attention to the wide scope of the topic of cyber security & safety, as well as its multidisciplinary character.
Centre of Expertise for Cyber SecuritySince November 2015, The Hague University of Applied Sciences has had its own Centre of Expertise for Cyber Security. The Cyber Security & Safety research group works within this expertise centre together with other knowledge institutions, companies and government agencies on innovation in cyber 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) firstname.lastname@example.org
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 email@example.com