The first week of October will be all about cybersecurity in The Hague. In the international city of peace and justice, everyday we work together to make the world a more secure place. As a global hub for cybersecurity, we acknowledge the threats and opportunities of our digitising world and are committed to keep us safe from cybercriminals. That is why we stimulate sharing knowledge, invest in cyber awareness and why we host many organisations that work on cybersecurity solutions. During the Cybersecurity Week everything comes together. The many events provide opportunities to network, meet key players, discuss the latest developments, share knowledge and create awareness. Let's collaborate and secure the digital future!  

The programme for 2024 is currently under construction. As soon as events are confirmed they will be listed below. As in previous editions, you can expect a variety of events in the field of cybersecurity. 

World Class: Information Security

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World Class: a lecture by Erik de Jong 


The World Class program is a student program which was set up ten years ago by the municipality of The Hague with the aim of strengthening relations between students and the profile of the city as the international city of peace and justice. Meanwhile, the focus of the program is very broad and it introduces students to a wide range of social topics. By doing this, the program provides students access to special lectures and master classes in numerous fields! For example, speakers who have hosted a lecture in the past years are former Secretary-General of the United Nations Ban Ki-Moon, King Abdullah II of Jordan, former president of South-Africa Willem de Klerk and former American minister of foreign affairs Madeleine Albright. 


This year the main speaker will be Erik de Jong. Erik has more than 25 years of experience in the field of information security, both in the government and on the commercial side. In this lecture he will elaborate why cyber security is such an important topic for The Hague, which hosts more than 480 international organizations including the OPCW, International Criminal Court (ICC) and the International Court of Justice. 


The students participating in the World Class programma are enrolled in one of the educational institutions in The Hague (Haagse Hogeschool, International Institute of Social studies, Universiteit Leiden, InHolland and TU Delft). This means students have many different fields of studies and interests. 


Location & Time

5 October - 19:00-21:30

HSD Campus - Den Haag



19:00 hrs   Registration  

19:30 hrs   Welcome and introduction 

19:35 hrs   World Class lecture  

20:05 hrs   Q&A with students 

20:30 hrs   Networking reception 

21:30 hrs   End of the event 



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NOTE: This is an invite only event for students in the World Class programm


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