Student experience ICSSS 2023:
From 20 – 25 August 2023, the eighth edition of the International Cyber Security Summer School took place. ICSSS 2023 hosted a diverse multinational group of 60 master-students, PhD-students, and young professionals. During a six-day programme the participants followed multidisciplinary lectures with a technical, legal, governance and social science view on cyber threats and opportunities. Throughout this week the students were given time to prepare and present solutions to challenges provided by prominent international and domestic security organisations. There was also time for collaborative activities such as a wargame on insider threat by Booz Allen Hamilton, and an KPMG Nederland workshop on OT Security.
We asked two students how they experienced the Summer School:
“I was very happy to take part in the summer school and meet an incredible cast of various experts in the field of cyber security. I loved the opportunity to broaden my horizons and see that, outside of the technical, there is a multitude of ways to approach the problems. I never before was able to see the difficulties in fields like law and social sciences in the context of cyber security.”
“The International Cyber Security Summer School has been an exceptional experience that will stay with me. It’s equipped me with new skills, expanded my network, and reinforced the importance of collaboration in tackling cybersecurity problems. As this chapter concludes, I’m really excited to integrate these learnings into my future endeavors.”
“The ICSSS is a unique multidisciplinary week of learning and doing cyber security, offering the participants a memorable experience.”