Mapping cybersecurity higher education

The first step in the education task of dcypher concerned the mapping of educational activities for cybersecurity in higher education in the Netherlands. The following starting points were used:

  1. the educational activities can be related to the definition of cybersecurity of NCTV;
  2. the educational activities are (part of) a recognized program (as included in the CROHO);
  3. the total of the study load on cybersecurity topics is at least 60 ECTS (European Credit Transfer System, 1 ECTS = 28 hours study).

The training qualifies for the programs in the publicly funded higher education and the non-governmental colleges that train for the degrees Associate degree, Bachelor and Master.

A cyber security program can have its own CROHO number, but it is also possible that cyber security education activities can jointly result in a recognized title in a cyber security program that is covered by a CROHO number, which may include multiple programs.

The cyber security education activities are grouped into five categories:

  • Organisation
  • Human Behaviour
  • Technical Aspects
  • Elective space
  • Internship + competences

For each program, the study load of five different categories is shown in a pie chart, expressed as a percentage of the nominal study load. The profile of each program can be downloaded with information about the institution, the program, the characterization of the program and the distribution of the study load.