19-24 Aug 2018

Cyber Norms at the International Cyber Security Summer School 2018

Summer School

From 19 to 24 August 2018, the 4th edition of the International Cyber Security Summer School took place in The Hague. We hosted two days of the summer school program at the Wijnhaven building of Leiden University’s Campus Den Haag Haag for 60 participants of 21 different nationalities including undergraduates, PhD candidates and young professionals with a background in law, policy or technology.

We hosted the welcome activities and a serious game challenge set by the European Commission on Sunday, followed on Monday by a lecture from prof. dr. Bibi van den Berg on cybersecurity and influencing human behaviour and a workshop by dr. Els De Busser, who challenged participants to apply Lawrence Lessig’s four modalities to prevent past cyber issues happening again and create a successful elevator pitch to present their ideas.

Presentation on cyber norms challenge at the International Cyber Security Summer School 2018
Presentation on cyber norms challenge

The rest of the program involved activities organized by NATO’s Communications and Information Agency (NCIA), EY, Europol, the Hague Security Delta and the Dutch Innovation Factory. During the entire week, the summer school participants also worked on solving in teams one of the challenges set by several of the participating partners. The challenge set by us was ‘Cyber norms & responsible behaviour in cyberspace - what should be regulated in cyberspace and how?’.

On the final day, each group presented their ideas to tackle the various challenges to a jury at the Dutch Innovation Factory in Zoetermeer. The winners, amongst other prizes, all received a free conference pass to our upcoming conference “Responsible Behaviour in Cyberspace: Novel Horizons” from 5-7 November 2018.