After Seaside Matchmaking Cybersecurity 2016

October 15, 2016

Matchmaking on Stage #SMMCS2016*
With approximately 250 participants, after 154 speed dates in three rounds, 40 pitches in breakout sessions, in total 18 presentations, panels and a main speech, SMMCS2016 ended on the 14th of October in Zuiderstrandtheater The Hague.

09:30 – 10.30 Plenary opening session (auditorium)  

The event was officially opened by Patricia Zorko, director Cyber Security of the Ministry of Security and Justice. After her opening speech, Patricia ZorkoWim Hafkamp, chairman dcypher's advisory council and Jan Piet Barthel, director dcypher were interviewed by Chris van ‘t Hof,chairman of the event, about the flying start of dcypher and what  more to expect from the platform. Via video the Cyber Security Division Director of the US Department of Homeland Security, Douglas Maughan explained US-NL plans for a next joint call for long term use inspired research. Then Florent Frederix, Principal Administrator, Trust and Security Unit, EC DG Connect, presented Digital Security possibilities in Europe the European picture with options for participation in EC funded research and innovation projects in the domain of cybersecurity.  


10.30 – 11.15 Speeddates and demos  

11:15 – 12:30 Break-out sessions 

Cooperation in Cybersecurity Research (auditorium)

Presentation: Competences  &  Life Long Learning  

Presentation: Adaptation & cooperation 

Presentation: Partnership in curriculum development 


12.30 – 13.30 Speeddates and demos


13:30 – 14:45 Break-out sessions

Education Special  Approaches (auditorium)

Speakers: Jan van den Berg (TUD), Peter van der Wijden (HL), Catrien Bijleveld (NSCR), Rick Strijbos (Security Academy), Melanie Rieback (ROS) and Gerben Klein Baltink (ItVitae) 

Presentation: Big Data & Privacy

Presentation: Internet of Things 

Presentation: Critical Infrastructure

14.45 – 15.30 Speeddates and demos
15:30 – 16:15 Plenary closing session (auditorium)

Before Bob Maclaren, stand-up comedian wrapped up the seaside matchmaking, the official closing ceremony took place of AlertOnline a Dutch annual cybersecurity awareness campaign. During a two-week period various parties joined forces to increase the awareness on cybersecurity and to promote cyber secure behaviour amongst citizens, consumers, governments, industry (including SME’s), institutions and NGO’s. A range of activities had to be deployed to show that cyber security is a shared responsibility and concerns us all. This year’s theme was  Cybersecurity Skills. Chris van ‘t Hof interviewed Maarten Brouwer (Director IT, WUR) and Marjolijn Bonthuis, Director AlertOnline (ECP) about results of this year's campaign.

The matchmaking is co-funded through a MIT Grant for Network activities by TKI HTSM.


*photo: Sjoerd van der Hucht