NCS3 2018 CSR Challenge winning team announced

August 24, 2018

Between 20 and 24 August 2018, eighty advanced students interested in the broad field of cyber security visited the third National Cyber ​​Security Summer School (NCS3). During this week, cybersecurity experts from public, private and academic institutions shared their knowledge from different disciplinary angles. Participants were also challenged to compete in groups to formulate advice for the Dutch Cyber ​​Security Council (CSR), the government's independent advisory board.

The CSR Challenge
The CSR Challenge is a competition where participants are placed in groups and work together to formulate an advice for the CSR. The advice must be based on the position of the Netherlands in the cybersecurity landscape. This year the challenge focused on how emerging technologies will contribute to the cybersecurity of the Dutch critical sectors. One critical sector* was assigned per group and each group was free to choose one of the emerging technologies** and applied it to their corresponding sector. A professional independent jury was involved to appoint the winner of the competition. The winner of the NCS3 CSR Challenge is the Manufacturing team with their advice on Post-Quantum Encryption.

The winners of the NCS3 CSR Challenge 2018: the manufacturing team with their advice on Post-Quantum Encryption.

Winning%20presentation%20Manufactures%20team.pngFragment of the winning presentation

*Defined critical sectors were:

  • Food and agriculture
  • Health sector
  • Transport
  • Finance
  • Energy
  • Telecommunications
  • Manufacturing

**Examples of emerging technologies were:

  • Augmented and Virtual Reality
  • UAVs / Drones
  • Blockchain
  • Quantum Computing
  • Robotics
  • Artificial intelligence
  • Wearables