About the CSA

Towards An Integral Approach To Cyber Security

Cyber space creates the context for many new technological applications and achievements. Unfortunately, not a day goes by without cyber incidents dominating headlines. Take for example cyber warfare and cyber crime. One can also think of the effects of natural disasters on Internet-controlled applications in vital sectors such as water and energy supplies. To be able to meet the cyber challenges of today and tomorrow, to fully make use of the opportunities offered by cyberspace and also to contribute to ‘safe digital highways’, it is essential to have insight into the complex world of cyberspace and the interrelated technical, economic, legal and psychological issues and risks.


Knowledge and expertise

combined Leiden University, Delft University of Technology and The Hague University of Applied Sciences have combined their knowledge and expertise in education for professionals in this field in the Cyber Security Academy (CSA) in The Hague. The CSA is an initiative of the municipality of The Hague. At the CSA scholars and lecturers together with experts from private and public sectors translate these issues into a varied range of multidisciplinary learning tracks for highly educated professionals.


Strengthening digital defensibility

Learning tracks are designed for highly educated professionals (computer scientists, lawyers, policy makers) with several years of professional experience in and/or affinity with issues in the field of cyber security.

The CSA aims, with an integral approach to digital security as its premise, to educate professionals who wish to contribute to strengthening the digital defensibility of states, organisations and individual citizens.  


Multidisciplinary learning tracks

The Cyber Security Academy initiates and stimulates the development and supervises the implementation of innovative Master’s degree programmes, several shorter courses and tailored tracks in the field of cyber security. At the core of the CSA is the accredited multidisciplinary Executive Master’s programme Cyber Security, which was launched in  January 2015.

The CSA key lecturers are scholars and lecturers of Leiden University, Delft University of Technology and The Hague University of Applied Sciences. Next to them, nearly all learning tracks include contributions by guest lecturers from private and public organisations with a wide experience in cyber security such as management consultants (KPMG, VKA, KPN), technical specialists (NFI, ENCS, FOX-IT) and other experts.