Sign up for CSI-010: Digital Forensics 2022

Cyberworkplace and Techniek College Rotterdam are excited to announce the launch of the fourth edition of the CSI-010: Digital Forensics course on February 4, 2022. This year’s edition is organized in collaboration with Revnext, Seaport Police, Public Prosecution Office Rotterdam (OM), NFIR, Radically Open Security and Signpost Six.

The 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. As a result of the high interest in the previous editions of this course, participants’ number has been increased. 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 working as a digital forensic investigator. The course focuses on the following topics: introduction to the ethical and legal framework of digital forensics, local incident response, network forensics and webserver analysis.

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 February 4, 2022, and April 1, 2022 (except March 4, 2022).
  • 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: January 21, 2022. 

More info about the course here.

Vacature: projectmedewerker Cyberworkplace (24 uur)

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 het aanbod vinden wat ze nodig hebben.

Je taken en verantwoordelijkheden:

Als projectmedewerker houd je regie over de projecten die jou zijn toegewezen. Je zorgt dat projecten worden uitgevoerd conform de afspraken en dat resultaten worden gerealiseerd. Je bewaakt kwaliteit en de inzet van middelen (personeel, tijd, geld, et cetera). Extern onderhoud je contact met nationale en internationale partners. Intern werk je samen met de executive manager van Cyberworkplace, met stagiairs, vrijwilligers en bestuursleden. Je vertegenwoordigt Cyberworkplace tijdens gesprekken met (potentiële) partners. Je rapporteert aan het bestuur van Cyberworkplace.

Je profiel:

  • je hebt HBO/WO niveau, bij voorkeur in een technische of pedagogische richting
  • je hebt affiniteit met IT en/of cyber security
  • je hebt ervaring met leiden van projecten en de beschreven taken
  • je hebt affiniteit met de doelgroep en/of de werkmethode van Cyberworkplace. – je werkt planmatig, systematisch, proactief, je bent stressbestendig en communicatief sterk – je bent een stevige gesprekspartner voor interne en externe partijen
  • je 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.

Ons aanbod:

Je wordt aangesteld als projectmedewerker en gaat samenwerken binnen een klein team 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. De functie is in eerste instantie voor één jaar. Je werkt hoofdzakelijk online vanuit huis. Indien nodig werk je op locatie in Rotterdam en/of andere regio’s binnen Nederland.

De procedure:

Vragen over de vacante functie kun je telefonisch stellen Mira Golsteyn, voorzitter van Cybersworkplace, 06 – 23 94 55 67. Je sollicitatiebrief met CV kun je tot 31-01-2022 sturen naar nasya@cyberworkplace.tech onder vermelding van “projectmedewerker CWP” De selectieprocedure zal onder meer bestaan uit een sollicitatiegesprek met bestuursleden en de executive manager. Acquisitie naar aanleiding van deze vacature wordt niet op prijs gesteld.

“Everybody with a passion and talent for cybersecurity should have a chance to develop themselves.”

Niels Everstijn, Cybersecurity Business Unit Manager of Axians in The Netherlands

Please introduce yourself.

My name is Niels Everstijn, and I’m the Cybersecurity Business Unit Manager of Axians in The Netherlands. I’ve been in the IT industry since 1992 and have always been in business development roles. I’m married for over 25 years to Inge, have two boys, and live in the Maas and Waal area. Next to the business as a hobby, I am an official field hockey umpire for a bit over than eight years now. 

Would you please introduce Axians to our readers? 

Axians is the linking pin of our connected planet. We aim higher than technical excellence to make tomorrow’s world more livable and fair. We are part of a group infused with strong human values and social ethics, a culture of qualitative relationships, and close attention to stakeholders and end-users.

Axians, Part of Vinci (France), is an IT systems integrator. With about 12000 colleagues in over 25 countries, we help our customers to improve/accelerate their business by using IT. The areas of expertise are Telecom Infrastructures, Cloud and Data Center, Enterprise Networks, Digital Workplace, Business Applications, Data Analytics, and Cybersecurity.

When was the partnership between Cyberworkplace and Axians launched? 

The partnership was officially established in 2019. It was initiated by a colleague who was very passionate about the Cyberworkplace approach. He was highly motivated to inspire and guide these talented youngsters and introduce them to the world of networking and cybersecurity. Since then, Axians has supported the mission of Cyberworkplace, training young people to become cybersecurity specialists. 

What is the added value to your company?

Axians is a very socially aware organization. Everybody with a passion and talent for cybersecurity should have a chance to develop themselves. With the Cyberworkplace partnership, we help youngsters with a proper introduction to the field of cybersecurity. Cyber ​​professionals are scarce, and we hope to fill that shortage in the labor market with these enthusiastic young professionals.

What do you like the most about Cyberworkplace?

Social and creative entrepreneurship.

Describe Cyberworkplace in three words.

Social, Passion, Cybersecurity.

How do you see this partnership in the future?

I hope to get more involved in curriculum development and welcome more Cyberworkplace talented and passionate youngsters, to become the future Axians colleagues. 

Is there anything else you would like to say?

Keep on the good work.


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Cyberworkplace and The Hague University of Applied Sciences organize a pilot workshop on cybersecurity risk management

On October 15th, Cyberworkplace in collaboration with Safety and Security Management Studies (SSMS) of The Hague University of Applied Sciences is organizing a pilot workshop. In one afternoon, students from both organizations will dive into the world of cybersecurity risk management through a series of presentations, table-top exercises, and more. Peer-to-peer learning techniques will be used to stimulate the practical experience and interaction amongst the participants.  

The program will start with a presentation on cybercrime and risk management by Mira Golsteyn, Cyberworkplace chair. Students will learn about the evolution of cybercrime, cyberattacks, types of impact, but also risk assessment and risk management strategies. Dominic Christian, lecturer, Safety and Security Management Studies at The Hague University of Applied Sciences, will give a presentation on the cybersecurity risks that reach far beyond networks and computers. We will look at how cybersecurity affects the ‘real world’: governments, businesses, and people at home, how do we deal with these new threats, and what can physical security and cybersecurity learn from each other. Finally, the students will work together in small groups on a table-top exercise, where they have to design a risk management strategy for the fictional “University of the Western North Sea”. After successful completion of the workshop, the participants will receive a certificate.

We are very excited to work together and look forward to future successful cooperation.

Participation in this workshop is limited to students of Cyberworkplace and Safety and Security Management Studies (SSMS) of The Hague University of Applied Sciences only. Apply now and become a student of Cyberworkplace!

From ‘zero experience’ to a cybersecurity career in just a few months

Please introduce yourself.

Hi! My name is Fleur, I am 25 years old. After finishing my bachelor’s in human resources, I joined Cyberworkplace. I had no prior knowledge about IT, only a huge interest. Eventually, Cyberworkplace helped me to take my first steps in IT. Currently, I follow a cybersecurity traineeship.

When did you join Cyberworkplace? What was your motivation?

A friend of mine, and former participant of Cyberworkplace, advised me to join the workshops. I was very eager to develop my Cybersecurity skills. My motivation to join Cyberworkplace was initially to learn as much as possible, ultimately it was the fun during the lessons that kept me motivated.

What did you like about Cyberworkplace?

I liked the variety in the content of the lessons and the high quality of it. Besides, I had a lot of fun. At the beginning, I was quite nervous about if I could keep up the pace, but this wasn’t a problem at all. The teachers and students are patient and helpful. There is ample opportunity to ask all your questions. Most of the teachers share their LinkedIn, where you can connect with them and ask additional questions.

What have you learned at Cyberworkplace?

I learned the most about digital forensics and (de)coding.

What is your most favorite moment at Cyberworkplace?

I really loved the digital forensics course. My favorite lesson was the guest lecture of Maaike Hielkema, a cybersecurity consultant at NFIR. She gave an introduction on information hiding and recovery. We have learned how to recover deleted files and collect digital evidence. Digital evidence is different from an ordinary one, it can be easily changed and adjusted.

What are you currently up to?

I started at Cyberworkplace with zero experience. A few months later, I have a job in cybersecurity. I follow a traineeship at Motiv ICT Security.  

Describe Cyberworkplace with three words.

Learn, work, fun.

Would you recommend Cyberworkplace to your friends?

Yes! For anyone who is interested in cybersecurity but not yet experienced. Cyberworkplace is the best place to take your first steps in this field. I had no prior experience myself, but the lessons are easy to follow for everyone. With curiosity, you’re going to grow so much here.

Is there anything else that you would like to add?

Cyberworkplace is an excellent investment. They will return it with interest and impact.

Check the requirements and join Cyberworkplace here.