EenVandaag about Cyberworkplace

EenVandaag visited our premises to show what really goes at Cyberworkplace
Interviews with Anouk Vos | Owen Vogelaar | Jasper Jumelet
Watch from 15.10 minutes onwards (in Dutch)

ICS supports Cyberworkplace with new laptops

International Card Services (ICS) made a donation of three high-tech laptops and other devices to Cyberworkplace! ICS often receives devices that were confiscated from cyber-criminals such as fraudsters. Often, these devices are not returnable, which means that they often end up being piled-up in storage facilities.

Now that Cyberworkplace has received some of these devices, they will be put to better, ethical use. We are looking forward to continuing our collaboration with ICS!

See ICS press release (in Dutch) below:

ICS steunt Cyberworkplace met nieuwe laptops

ICS heeft een aantal nieuwe laptops gedoneerd aan Cyberworkplace. Cyberworkplace is een non-profit initiatief uit Rotterdam om jongeren kennis en kunde bij te brengen over cybersecurity.  ICS ondersteunt dit initiatief, omdat het voorkomen en bestrijden van cybercriminaliteit ertoe leidt dat ook de online veiligheid van klanten van ICS toeneemt.

De Cyberworkplace is een collegegeld-vrij initiatief dat het tekort in cybersecurity-expertise op de arbeidsmarkt verkleint door jongeren 21e-eeuwse ICT-vaardigheden bij te brengen en relevante werkervaring op te laten doen.
De nieuwe laptops werden namens ICS overhandigd door Thijs Hollander, Investigator bij ICS. “Regelmatig ontvangt ICS producten die criminelen of fraudeurs hadden besteld, maar die tijdens het verzendtraject zijn onderschept. Om verschillende redenen kunnen deze producten niet altijd terug naar de oorspronkelijke eigenaar. Dat Cyberworkplace er nu gebruik van kan maken is veel beter dan ze laten verstoffen in een kast op ons kantoor.”
Naast deze donatie, gaat ICS kijken naar andere manieren van samenwerking met Cyberworkplace: “De mensen die kennis en kunde opdoen bij Cyberworkplace, zullen een bijdrage leveren aan betere en veiligere digitale toepassingen. Bij ICS weten we uit ervaring dat resultaten op het gebied van veiligheid nog beter worden als je samenwerkt. We denken daarbij bijvoorbeeld aan workshops van ICS medewerkers voor deelnemers aan Cyberworkplace.”

How a computer nerd with stage fright grew into a role model

An interview with Cyberworkplace founder Mary-Jo de Leeuw about her growth from a computer nerd to an influential infosec specialist. Featuring also, Cyberworkplace student Mohammed Charradi: ‘Behind the laptop, I learn more than at school’

“I’m not smart on paper,” says Mohammed Charradi (16)… “The education system does not suit people like us, especially with autism.”

Mohammed Charradi © Jan de Groen

Read more at AD (Dutch only)

Anouk Vos: one of “the 50 most influential women in cyber security”

Achievement is no accident; It takes perseverance, hard work, and sacrifice. This is how our Chairman Anouk Vos earned her place on the list of “the 50 most influential women in cyber security”.

Anouk Vos is not only the Chairman and Co-Founder of Cyberworkplace, she is also a  partner and Innovation/ Cyber Security Lead at Revnext. Vos has  worked as a Strategic Security Advisor for over ten years in many notable organizations, including the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the National Cyber Security Centre.

 Congratulations to Anouk Vos! 

Find out more about the 50 most influental women in cyber security at  SC Magazine UK

Find out more about our Chairman at Anouk Vos (MSc MA)

Cyberworkplace student on podcast about media wisdom

One of our students represented Cyberworkplace on the  3FM Tussenuur podcast! On this episode about media wisdom, Mohammed explained how to stay secure on social media and gave some background on his experience with Cyberworkplace

Mohammed touched on the fact that many people are not happy with their traditional education;  and he was one of these people. That is what motivated him to look for a “hacker school”– which is how he found Cyberworkplace!

 

Check it out at npo3 FM