Studenten van Cyberworkplace en Techniek College Rotterdam bestrijden cybercrime

Na een succesvolle eerste pilot in 2019 start de Rotterdamse Cyberworkplace op 30 oktober opnieuw met het programma CSI-010: Digital Forensics. Het succes van CSI-010: Digital Forensics is niet onopgemerkt gebleven en het initiatief is genomineerd voor de Computable Awards 2020 in de categorie ‘Educatie & Training’. CSI-010 is een gratis cursus voor aankomende digitale rechercheurs om jongeren te helpen met het opsporen en voorkomen van cybercrime. Deze opleiding is in samenwerking met het Techniek College Rotterdam, het Rotterdamse bedrijfsleven en de politie georganiseerd. Twintig geselecteerde deelnemers krijgen 8 weken lang een voorproefje van het werk van een digitaal forensisch onderzoeker. Ze worden hierbij gesteund door gastdocenten uit het veld. De studenten leren de basisvaardigheden van digitaal forensisch onderzoek om online fraude, bedrijfsspionage, phishing of chantage te bestrijden.

“Vorig jaar heb ik met veel plezier lesgegeven aan een groep studenten van de Cyberworkplace en het Techniek College Rotterdam. We zijn bezig geweest met forensisch onderzoek aan computers, servers en netwerken. De workshops werden afgewisseld met lezingen van mensen uit het bedrijfsleven die dit werk ook in de praktijk gedaan hebben.
Het viel me op dat die afwisseling voor de studenten en ook voor mij ontzettend motiverend werkte. Dit jaar mag ik de workshops weer verzorgen, reken maar dat ik daar naar uit zie”, zegt Anjo Eijkers, docent Techniek College Rotterdam.

Eerste digitaal forensisch onderzoek opleiding in Nederland

Studenten van het Techniek College Rotterdam krijgen de kans om mee te doen aan deze cursus naast hun opleiding. Zo kunnen zij bepalen of een carrière in de digitale opsporing iets voor hen is. De school heeft hiermee een primeur doordat er nog helemaal geen opleidingen in digitaal forensisch onderzoek op -niveau in Nederland bestaat. Deze cursus is ook een mooie aanvulling op het Cyberworkplace-curriculum.

Wachtlijst

“Vorig jaar werden we overweldigd door het aantal aanvragen voor het proefproject. Dit bevestigt echt dat Digitaal Forensisch Onderzoek niet alleen een belangrijk, maar ook een spannend vakgebied is waar jonge talenten zich in willen verdiepen. Het hebben van een vervolg was voor ons dan ook een no-brainer” zegt Anouk vos, oprichter van stichting Cyberworkplace. Dit jaar was het weer raak en is er meer animo dan verwacht. Vanwege de lange wachtlijst overweegt het CSI-010 team een nieuwe cursus in het 2e kwartaal van het jaar te starten.

Tekort aan digitaal speurtalent

Volgens Steven Djohan, initiatiefnemer van CSI-010, en forensisch expert bij adviesbureau Revnext, is en blijft digitaal Forensisch Onderzoek ‘hot’. Omdat de digitale voetafdruk van mensen en organisaties blijft toenemen, leidt dit tot meer vraag naar cybersecurity en digitale forensische diensten. Er is nog steeds een groeiende behoefte aan digitale forensische en veiligheidsprofessionals. “CSI-010 liet zien dat digitale forensische vaardigheden relevant zijn voor alle soorten IT-professionals en studenten, of je nu studeert om systeembeheerder, web-app-ontwikkelaar of ethisch hacker/red teamer te worden.”
“Ik ben erg enthousiast om dit jaar de editie van CSI-010 te starten met een gastcollege samen met Anh Tran (een consultant bij Revnext) om te beginnen over de ethische, juridische en onderzoeksaspecten van forensische zaken.”, zegt Steven Djohan.

Cyberworkplace

De Cyberworkplace is een non-profit, collegegeldvrij initiatief dat het tekort in cybersecurity-experts op de arbeidsmarkt verkleint door jongeren 21ste-eeuwse ICT-vaardigheden bij te brengen en relevante werkervaring op te doen. Het motto van de Cyberworkplace is: hack, leer, werk.

Cyberworkplace introduced me to fascinating people from outstanding organizations

Who is Levi?

My name is Levi Schijf. I live in Goes, Zeeland, and I’m 26 years old. I’m passionate about cybersecurity, and I have a freelance business in operating cranes, and web and graphic design. My interests are shifting, from creative ones to more technical ones. This comes as a result of my curiosity to explore how things are working. In my little free time, I am busy learning new stuff, some kickboxing, and yoga.

Levi student at Cyberworkplace
Student at Cyberworkplace

When did you join Cyberworkplace? What was your motivation?

I joined Cyberworkplace in March 2019. I was looking for a place to share my interest in computers, privacy, and security with like-minded people. Diving into these topics has raised a lot of questions. And the need for getting answers was little by little increasing; that’s where Cyberworkplace came in.

What did you like about Cyberworkplace?

I like the peer-to-peer learning method that Cyberworkplace is encouraging. Thanks to other students’ help I got on the right level real quick. The lessons’ subjects were varying on a broad spectrum from binary exploitation to helping the Municipality of Rotterdam with an awareness campaign for the elderly people. I got introduced to fascinating people from outstanding organizations.

What have you learned at Cyberworkplace?

It’s a long list, but the things that attracted me the most and are useful in my everyday life are working with Linux, understanding computer networks, protecting myself and others online. But also building more secure websites and experimenting with the Android operating system and Raspberry pi. The most important lesson I learned is to help others to grow.

What is your most favorite moment at Cyberworkplace?

My favorite moment was the four-week course on “Networking Fundamentals” by Wouter van den Bergh, Axians. In this course, we set up and tested a virtual computer network.

What are you currently up to?

I was offered a technical traineeship by Axians, starting next year. As a preparation, I will work on getting my CCNA certificate and also the LPIC-1 certificate from the Linux Professional Institute. Until then, I will continue to grow my freelance business.

Describe Cyberworkplace with three words?

Creative, connecting & inclusive

Would you recommend Cyberworkplace to your friends?

Yes, definitely! But only if they can manage to stay motivated. Cyberworkplace can offer you lessons, experiences, contacts, and certificates, but the effort is up to you.
Join Cyberworkplace here.

Is there anything else that you would like to add?

A big thank you to Cyberworkplace and the teachers!

Sign up for CSI-010: Digital Forensics

After the successful pilot in 2019 Cyberworkplace and Techniek College Rotterdam are launching a new edition of CSI-010: Digital Forensics on 30th October. This year’s edition is based on the successful model in 2019 and includes several new guest lectures and the opportunity to participate remotely.

What is CSI-010 Digital Forensics?

Training on digital forensics at an MBO level organized in collaboration between Cyberworkplace and Techniek College Rotterdam. In 8 weeks, 20 students will have hands-on lectures on the different aspects of digital forensics and learn how to detect and prevent cybercrime.

What does the course look like?

In eight lessons the participants will be introduced to the world of digital forensics. By practicing with real cases, presentations by experts from the field as guest lecturers, and relevant theory, participants will get a taste of what it means to work as a digital forensic investigator.

The workshops are taking place on Fridays. The course materials are in English.

What are the requirements to participate?

  • Basic skills in programming and ethical hacking is an advantage
  • Age limit: 16 – 25 years old
  • You are available to participate in the entire program. Lessons will be given on Friday between October 30, 2020, and January 8, 2021 (with the exception of the Christmas holidays between December 19, 2020, and January 3, 2021).
  • You have a laptop * (You don’t have a laptop but you still want to participate? Please contact Cyberworkplace for the possibilities.)
  • Furthermore, it is certainly the intention that you bring a lot of enthusiasm and interest!

How to join?

This project is only exclusive to students of Cyberworkplace and Techniek College Rotterdam. Register now and become a student of Cyberworkplace! Application deadline: 26 October 

More info about the project here.

Cyberworkplace goes to Computable Awards 2020

Cyberworkplace is proud to be nominated for the Computable Awards 2020 in the “Education and Training” category for the project CSI-010: Digital Forensics. This is the first nomination for Cyberworkplace. 

Computable gives awards for the most important ICT developments in The Netherlands. The Computable Awards will be held for the fifteenth time in a row on Tuesday, October 24th. This year the awards are held in the new corona-proof concept at Scala of Jaarbeurs, Utrecht. There are 20 categories such as IaaS & PaaS, Security & Digital Forensics, Tech Startup, and Digital Innovation. The public vote and jury judgment determine who will win.

About CSI-010: Digital Forensics course

Cyberworkplace and Techniek College Rotterdam organized in May 2019  the first-ever training on digital forensics at an MBO level: CSI-010: Digital Forensics. In 8 weeks, 20 students had hands-on lectures on the different aspects of digital forensics and learned how to detect and prevent cybercrime.

Cyberworkplace is an off-beat initiative that is committed to reduce the cybersecurity talent gap and promote cybersecurity awareness. We provide free training and coaching to tech-savvy youngsters who lack practical experience in their study programs. 

Cyberworkplace is extremely honored to receive this nomination and great recognition. We will continue the hard work that we are putting every day into achieving our goals. 

Do you like what we stand for? Help us by giving your vote for the Computable awards 2020 before November 1st.

Cast your vote here

Cyberworkplace welcomes a new intern

We are happy to welcome our new intern, Envy Cheung! Envy studies International Business Management at the Rotterdam University of Applied Sciences. She is 23 and her hobbies are exploring new countries and cuisines. Envy also likes to do bouldering in her free time. She wants to gain knowledge about cybersecurity while working in the marketing department. She will assist our marketing team by optimizing our social media and updating our marketing strategy.

intern
Envy Cheung, Cyberworkplace intern

We will make sure she learns a lot and gain valuable skills. Welcome to Cyberworkplace, we are glad to have you here!

Feel free to contact her.