Cyberspace creates the context for many new technological applications and achievements. Unfortunately, no day goes by without cyber incidents dominating the daily affairs. Think of cyber warfare and cybercrime, but also of the effects of natural disasters on internet-driven applications in vital sectors such as water and energy.


Understanding the complex world of cyberspace and the associated technical, economic, legal and psychological risks is essential if the full potential of cyberspace is to be exploited while at the same time ensuring 'safe digital highways'.



Leiden University, Delft University of Technology and The Hague University of Applied Sciences have combined their knowledge and expertise in this field in the Cyber Security Academy The Hague Foundation (CSA). The CSA is an initiative of the municipality of The Hague. In the CSA, scientists and lecturers, together with experts from the public and private sectors, translate their knowledge into a variety of multidisciplinary programmes for higher educated professionals.



The learning trajectories are aimed at computer scientists, lawyers and policy makers with several years of work experience in, and affinity, with cyber security.


The CSA is based on an integral approach for digital security. The CSA aims to train professionals who want to contribute to increasing the digital resilience of states, organizations and individual citizens.



The Cyber Security Academy initiates and stimulates the development and implementation of innovative master's programmes, short programmes and customised programmes in the field of cyber security. At the heart of the CSA is the accredited multidisciplinary executive master's programme Cyber Security, which started in January 2015.


Core teachers of the CSA are scientists and lecturers from Leiden University, Delft University of Technology and The Hague University of Applied Sciences. In addition, guest lecturers from private and public organizations with broad experience in cyber security participate, such as organizational advisors (KPMG, VKA, KPN), technical specialists (NFI, ENCS, FOX-IT) and other experts.


The board of the CSA foundation consists of deans and directors of the knowledge institutions involved:

  • Prof. Dr. Edwin Bakker (on behalf of Leiden University)
  • Prof. Dr. Inald Lagendijk (on behalf of TU Delft)
  • Han Biemans MBA (on behalf of De Haagse Hogeschool)

The municipality of The Hague sends an advisory member to the board.


The daily management of the CSA is in the hands of a scientific director, Professor of Cyber Security Prof. Dr. Bibi van den Berg, assisted by a business director, Mrs. Eveline Vreede.


The CSA foundation has an Advisory Board consisting of experts from private and public sectors. It advises the board and the management on the substantive direction of the foundation.


The CSA is located in The Hague Beatrixkwartier on the campus of The Hague Security Delta. This campus forms the home base of the European security cluster The Hague Security Delta, a network organisation of public and private organisations and knowledge institutions in the broad field of security. (


On this campus, participants will have access to multifunctional rooms with modern IT facilities such as a Real Time Intelligence Centre and a Serious Gaming Lab. This location has good parking and catering facilities.


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