Prof.dr. Bibi van den Berg, chair

Leiden University; Cyber Security Council

Bibi van den Berg is full professor of Cybersecurity Governance at Leiden University, and the head of the Cybersecurity Governance research group at the Institute of Security and Global Affairs of this university. Van den Berg has an MA and PhD in philosophy, both from Erasmus University in Rotterdam. Her research and teaching focuses on several themes: (1) cybersecurity governance, (2) governance of security and safety and (3) regulating human behavior through the use of technologies (techno-regulation and nudging). Van den Berg is the chair of ACCSS, the Academic Cyber Security Society in the Netherlands. She is also a member of the Dutch Cyber Security Council, a Council that advises the Dutch cabinet on how to improve cybersecurity in the Netherlands.

“Cybersecurity is a multidisciplinary challenge: it needs technical solutions combined with legal, regulatory, ethical and governance ones. To me ACCSS is the embodiment of that multidisciplinarity. It is a society in which academics from a variety of different disciplines come together to contribute to solving some of the complex security and safety challenges we face today. Moreover, via ACCSS we can provide input for policies and help public and private parties with agenda setting in cybersecurity. Finally, through ACCSS we can collectively share our knowledge in the media and in public debates. All three goals are essential to me in making The Netherlands more cybersecure.”