This symposium preludes the International NCSC One Conference 2014 on 3/4 June
The NCSRA (National - Dutch - Cyber Security Research Agenda) forms the context behind the symposium: during plenary sessions and parallel tracks the cyber security R&D community explains and demonstrates progress and achievements in executing the agenda. Extending the community and sharing the knowledge gained under the NCSRA umbrella is an important objective behind the event.
Current cyber security R&D builds on the results of the Sentinels research program. This program on security of ICT, networks and information systems can be considered catalyst for the building of the cyber security community that we have today. Knowledge sharing is achieved by the cooperation between mainly Dutch researchers and public and private partners, involved in the execution of the research agenda. But also projects with international partners fit under the NCSRA umbrella. Examples are the projects in cooperation with the US Department of Homeland Security, some of which will be kicked off during the symposium.
A small preview of what you can expect in the plenary sessions:
• Gerben Klein Baltink, secretary of the Dutch Cyber Security Council, will be the day’s chairman.
• Willem Jonker, currently CEO of EIT ICTLabs, and former chair of the Sentinels program committee, will officially conclude the Sentinels research program and give his view on the development and growth of the current cyber security research community.
• Dick Schoof, the National Coordinator for Counterterrorism and Security, who wrote the preface of the NCSRA, will kick-off nine long term research projects, and spend some words on how the business community and academia may contribute to the current National Cyber Security Strategy.
• Doug Maughan, Cyber Security Division Director of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security will put the cyber security research agenda of DHS next to the NCSRA.
• Lodewijk van Zwieten, National Prosecutor for High Tech Crime will put high tech crime and cybercrime in a historic perspective.