Maurits van den Heuvel joins the Cyberworkplace board

On February 22, 2021, after a thorough selection process, Maurits van den Heuvel has been appointed a board member of Cyberworkplace. Van den Heuvel is a co-founder of Red Angle, a cybersecurity consulting firm. He has extensive experience in security and risk management and specializes in identity management. He is result-oriented, pragmatic, and highly motivated to help young people immerse themselves in the world of cybersecurity.

Maurits van den Heuvel, board member of Cyberworkplace

At Cyberworkplace, he will be engaged with project development and implementation with a focus on the region. His vast experience in project management and connection with Rotterdam will allow him to accomplish high results for Cyberworkplace.

“It feels great to accept the challenge to increase the impact of Cyberworkplace on young people so they will get new (career) perspective(s).”, said Van den Heuvel.

Currently, Cyberworkplace consists of four board members, namely, Mira Golsteyn (chairwoman), Theo Sinnema (secretary), Else Maria van der Meulen (treasurer), and Maurits van den Heuvel (projects).

The Cyberworkplace team is thrilled with Van den Heuvel’s arrival and is looking forward to further cooperation.

Sign up for CSI-010: Digital Forensics 2021

Cyberworkplace and Techniek College Rotterdam are excited to announce the launch of the third edition of the CSI-010: Digital Forensics course on April 9, 2021. After the successful pilot in 2019 and the second edition in 2020, the organizations are introducing a few improvements. This year’s program includes several new guest lectures, remote access, a buddy program, and more. Former participants who wish to rejoin the course will have a chance to join as student assistants. While guiding the new participants, they can acquire new digital forensics knowledge and improve their mentoring and teamwork skills.

As a result of the high interest in the previous editions of this course, participants’ number has been increased from 20 to 25. By doing this, Cyberworkplace and Techniek College Rotterdam wish to reach a bigger group of passionate young people and give them a chance to develop in digital forensics.

What is CSI-010 Digital Forensics?

CSI-010 Digital Forensics is a digital forensics course at an MBO level organized in collaboration between Cyberworkplace, Techniek College Rotterdam, and Revnext. In 8 weeks, 25 students will have hands-on lectures on digital forensics’ different aspects and learn how to detect and prevent cybercrime. After successful completion of the course, the participants will receive a certificate.

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.

  • 1st lesson: Introduction to the ethical and legal framework of digital forensics
  • 2nd lesson: Local incident response
  • 3rd lesson: Local incident response
  • 4th lesson: Local Incident Response
  • 5th lesson: Network Forensics
  • 6th lesson: Webserver analysis
  • 7th lesson: Web server analysis
  • 8th lesson: Final challenge 

The workshops are taking place on Fridays. Because of the Corona measures, the workshops will be given online. The course materials are in English.

What are the requirements to participate?

  • You have basic IT knowledge
  • You have basic skills in programming and ethical hacking (an advantage)
  • You are between 16 and 27 years old
  • You are available to participate in the entire program. Lessons are given on Friday between April 9, 2021, and June 11, 2021 (except for the May holiday between May 7, 2021, and May 14, 2021).
  • You have a laptop * (You don’t have a computer, but you still want to participate? Please contact Cyberworkplace for the possibilities.)
  • You are enthusiastic and motivated to learn

How to join?

Participation in this course is limited to students of Cyberworkplace and Techniek College Rotterdam only. Register now and become a student of Cyberworkplace! Application deadline: March 12, 2021. 

More info about the course here.


Cyberworkplace appoints new chairwoman

On February 3rd, 2021, the General Board of Cyberworkplace has appointed Mira Golsteyn as chairwoman of the organization. She is succeeding Anouk Vos, founder of Cyberworkplace and chair.

Golsteyn has been a board member of the organization since 2018. She is a senior manager with over twenty years of experience in operations, IT management, and security. She delivers results and is passionate about security and privacy.

“It’s an honor to succeed Anouk. On behalf of my fellow board members Theo Sinnema and Else Maria van der Meulen, I’d like to extend our gratitude to Anouk. Without her vision and commitment, there would be no Cyberworkplace as we know it.”, said Golsteyn.

Anouk Vos has made an enormous contribution to the growth and development of Cyberworkplace throughout her tenure as chair. The Board of Cyberworkplace is delighted to announce that Vos has been appointed Honorary Chair. She will continue to be closely involved in Cyberworkplace.

“It’s time to say goodbye, but I think goodbyes are sad, so I’d much rather say hello and welcome. Hello to a new role within the Cyberworkplace community. Welcome to a new chair and welcome to new vibrant Cyberworkplace initiatives!”, said Vos.

“Together with my fellow board members, I look forward to strengthening our position as Cyber Workplace. We will continue to work closely with our staff members, students, partners, ambassadors, and volunteers. After all: it does take a village to raise an ethical hacker!”, said Golsteyn.

Vacature: Bestuurslid Stichting Cyberworkplace

Wil jij helpen jongeren zich te laten ontwikkelen tot de securityhelden van morgen?
Voel jij je thuis in de wereld van hoodies, hacken en heldendom?
Wil jij onderdeel uitmaken van een ambitieus en vooruitstrevend team?
Help jij ons het tech-onderwijs van de toekomst te ontwikkelen?

CyberWorkplace met als uitvalsbasis Rotterdam, helpt jongeren zich te ontwikkelen tot ethisch hackers. Dat doen we door hen in de praktijk op te leiden. Daarna helpen we hen een geschikte stageplaats of baan te vinden. CyberWorkplace richt zich op jongeren van 16 tot 27 jaar die in het reguliere onderwijs niet een passend aanbod vinden. Binnen het vierkoppige bestuur van CyberWorkplace is een vacature ontstaan voor een bestuurslid met de focus op projecten.

Je taken en verantwoordelijkheden:

  • je initieert samen met de overige bestuursleden nieuwe projecten
  • je werkt samen met de executive manager van CyberWorkplace bij de uitvoering van deze projecten
  • je houdt toezicht op het realiseren van de project-doelstellingen in termen van tijd, geld en kwaliteit
  • je vertegenwoordigt CyberWorkplace tijdens gesprekken met (potentiële) partners
  • je denkt pro-actief mee over de strategie van CyberWorkplace
  • je neemt deel aan periodieke bestuursvergaderingen (elke 3 à 4 weken)

Je profiel:

Je hebt aantoonbare affiniteit met de doelgroep en/of de werkmethode van CyberWorkplace. Je hebt ervaring met de beschreven werkzaamheden en beheerst de Nederlandse en de Engelse taal goed in woord en geschrift. Je beschikt over een VoG die niet ouder is dan twee maanden of bent bereid deze aan te vragen. Bij voorkeur heb je een uitgebreid netwerk in de regio Rotterdam / Den Haag. Je bent gemiddeld vier uur per week beschikbaar.

Ons aanbod:

Je wordt in februari 2021 aangesteld als bestuurslid en gaat samenwerken met enthousiaste en gedreven collega’s die een ambitieuze strategie hanteren. Door je in te zetten voor CyberWorkplace draag je bij aan een inclusieve samenleving en help je getalenteerde jongeren hun weg te vinden als ethisch hacker. Cyberworkplace heeft de ANBI-status. Bestuursleden van Cyberworkplace doen hun werk onbezoldigd.

De procedure:

Vragen over de vacante functie kun je telefonisch stellen aan Mira Golsteyn, secretaris bestuur Cyberworkplace, 06 – 23 94 55 67. Je sollicitatiebrief met CV kun je tot 7 februari sturen naar nasya@cyberworkplace.tech onder vermelding van “bestuurslid CWP” De selectieprocedure zal onder meer bestaan uit een sollicitatiegesprek met de zittende bestuursleden en de executive manager.

Acquisitie naar aanleiding van deze vacature wordt niet op prijs gesteld.

Cyberworkplace helped me develop my IT skills and gave me a network of like-minded people

Jasper on the right.

Please introduce yourself.

My name is Jasper, twenty years old from Rotterdam. My passion is machine learning. I am also interested in security and website development. I define myself as a tech freak. My hobbies are football, working out and programming.

When did you join Cyberworkplace? What was your motivation?

I joined Cyberworkplace about two years ago. After quitting school, Cyberworkplace helped me develop my IT skills and gave me a network of like-minded people to share knowledge and experience.

What did you like about Cyberworkplace?

My favorite thing about Cyberworkplace is the community. Everyone is very supportive and helpful. I also really liked the workshops that were given by experts in the cybersecurity field. Thanks to Cyberworkplace, I got to expand my network.

What have you learned at Cyberworkplace?

I have improved my programming, but also networking and communication skills. The most important skill that I learned is how to do everything ethically.

What is your most favorite moment at Cyberworkplace?

I have enjoyed every moment that I had with the Cyberworkplace community, an environment where I can talk to everybody and share knowledge. My favorite project was the Cyber Heroes project, where we got to work on a project with students from the US.

What are you currently up to?

Currently, I am an intern at the Do Good Only Company. I give lectures about data science and data cleaning. I got to know them through Cyberworkplace.

Describe Cyberworkplace with three words?

Community. Ethics. Fun.

Would you recommend Cyberworkplace to your friends? What would you tell them?

I would recommend Cyberworkplace to my friends interested in security, IT, and hacking and who are looking for a community where they can discuss various security topics. Or are looking for a place where they can learn for free and get to know experts in the cybersecurity field.

Is there anything else that you would like to add?

I want to thank everyone at Cyberworkplace, from the guest lectures to the people behind the scenes of Cyberworkplace. I am thankful for everybody who shared their knowledge and experiences.