Start Third Cohort Executive Master’s Programme Cyber Security

On 19 January, a third group of 24 professionals from a variety of public and private organisations started the executive Master’s programme Cyber Security at the HSD Campus. During the past two years already more than 50 professionals took part in this innovative multidisciplinary executive master in order to contribute to a more secure digital society.

The accredited and  innovative master’s programme Cyber Security is developed by HSD partners Leiden University, Delft University of Technology, and The Hague University of Applied Sciences. They have joined their knowhow in the Cyber Security Academy. Private partners are actively involved in the programme. It is a perfect example of cooperation within the Dutch Security Cluster HSD to improve access to cyber security talent, addressed in the 'HSD Human Capital Agenda Cyber Security'Human Capital Agenda Cyber Security'.



Inspirational learning environment
Participants are higher educated professionals (computer scientists, lawyers, policy makers) with several years of professional experience in and affinity with issues related to cyber security. They work in various private and public organisations dealing with cyber security issues. Their role is to contribute to the strengthening of digital defensibility of states, organisations, and individual citizens. By sharing their experience and knowledge with other professionals and with academic lecturers and lecturers from the professional field an inspirational learning environment has been created.


CSA’s key lecturers come from Leiden University, Delft University of Technology, and The Hague University of Applied Sciences. Additionally, guest lecturers from private and public organisations add a wide range of experience in cyber security. These parties include: management consultants (VKA, KPN, Considerati, Deloitte), technical specialists (NFI, vanderVoort Cyber Security, Fox IT), as well as other experts (NCTV, HP, OCOM, City of The Hague, TNO, Erasmus University, Nyenrode).


More information on the programme.

HSD Partners involved

Delft University of Technology
Dutch National Coordinator of Counterterrorism and Security (NCTV)
Gemeente Den Haag
KPN N.V. /KPN Security
Leiden University - Faculty of Governance and Global Affairs
Nederlands Forensisch Instituut (NFI)