5 Dec 2018

Cybersecurity and Privacy (CySeP) Summer School 2019 - June 10th - 14th


We adopt new information and communication technologies and embrace fast new applications in cyberspace. The so-called Data Economy is blooming, creating new jobs and influencing our lives profoundly. Business opportunities are great but the wide acceptance of new digital technologies and services requires both simplicity and trustworthiness. Especially because the news report all sorts of incidents: personal devices hacked, credit card numbers stolen, companies blackmailed, mobile phones illegally tapped, power generation facilities intruded, sensitive information ‘phished’ - to name a few. Simply put, we do get more efficient and productive but these new systems open new paths for abuse and misbehavior. Actually, in many cases, it is no longer necessary to be an information technology expert to perpetrate an attack in cyberspace. At the same time, uncontrolled and massive user/citizen profiling by online service providers and abuse of surveillance practices by government agencies are a great privacy threat.

In spite all the progress made, how close are we to feeling safe in cyberspace? How well do we do in addressing real-world security and privacy (S&P) problems? Or, to put it slightly differently, how could we best address them? Given the extensive S&P research and teaching endeavors, do we deploy our best S&P solutions in systems we roll out and rely upon? What are the obstacles? How to further improve education and professional training in this area? Do we reach out to non-experts to make their lives easier when it comes to adopting S&P measures? How to stimulate and integrate customer experiences? These are questions that motivate this Cyber Security and Privacy (CySeP) Summer School.

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