Theme Cyber Security at ICTOPEN 2017

January 31, 2017

A thematic cybersecurity (and privacy) research session is again part of the ICT.OPEN 2017 conference program, scheduled March 21st 2017. The objective of this session is to demonstrate the progress and achievements in the execution of recent cybersecurity research. The session is organised by dcypher, and includes a keynote in the morning by professor Bart Jacobs (RUN) and a keynote in the afternoon by Dr. Maria Dubovitskaya (IBM). Two important price winning announcements are part of the afternoon program: The Dutch Cyber Security best Research Paper (DCSRP) Award and the Best Cybersecurity Master Thesis (BCMT) Award will be presented to the winners (a PhD and Master student respectively).

Morning Program of the 21st of March

New at ICT.OPEN this year is that there are semi-plenary sessions scheduled in the morning. We are proud to announce that one of the main speakers is Prof.dr. Bart Jacobs

Prof. Bart Jacobs

Professor Jacobs research concentrates on theoretical and practical aspects of security. On the theoretical side, his focus is on quantum logic and computation, supported by an ERC Advanced Grant. On the practical side, he is interested in identity and privacy management.

Information about the complete morning program at

11.45 - 12.35 "ICT and Politics" Prof. dr. Bart Jacobs (Theaterzaal)

Afternoon Program: Peaks in Dutch Cyber Security Research

14.30 – 14.35    Opening Session, Zeki Erkin, chair

14.35 – 15.00    ICT.OPEN Call for Abstract-presentations  Cyber Security  3 presentations
                         introduced by Joep van Wijk

  • Reliably Determining Data Leakage in the Presence of Strong Attackers, Riccardo Bortolameotti et al., UT
  • The Insider Threat: What can dependencies in a JavaScript ecosystem teach us about security, Joseph Hejderup et al., TUD
  • Determining the effectiveness of countermeasures against cyber attacks, Ralph Koning et al., UvA


15.00 – 15.40    DCSRP Award 2017 presentations of 3 nominated papers selected by international scientific jury 
                           introduced by Jan Piet Barthel

  • Flush, Gauss and Reload – a Cache Attack on the Bliss Lattice Based Signature Scheme, Leon Groot Bruinderink et al.
  • Complete addition formulas for prime order elliptic curves, Joost Renes et al.
  • Drammer: Deterministic Rowhammer Attacks on Mobile Platforms, Victor van der Veen et al.


15.40 – 16.05    BCMT Award 2017 presentations of 2 nominated master theses introduced by Nicola Zannone

  • Achieving 128-bit Security against Quantum Attacks in OpenVPN, Simon de Vries, UT
  • Resilience of the Domain Name System: A case study for .nl, Lars Bade, RUN


16.05 – 16.10    Round-up, Zeki Erkin, chair

– – break– –

16.30 – 16.35    Introduction Keynote Speaker, Zeki Erkin, chair

16.35 – 17.15    Privacy-preserving identity management and authentication: Blockchain and beyond 
                           Dr. Maria Dubovitskaya (IBM Research-Zurich)

17.15 – 17.25    Announcement Cybersecurity nominee  Poster Award ICT.OPEN 2017

17.25 – 17.40    Hand-over DCSRP Award 2017 by Nele Mentens (KU, Leuven) + IBM Bonus Cheque 2017 by Erno Doorenspleet (IBM Europe)

17.40 – 17.50    Hand-over BCMT Award 2017

17.50 – 17.55    Closing remarks, Zeki Erkin, chair


Register HERE for participation via the ICT.OPEN 2017 form 
!! Cybersecurity sessions concentrated on the first day of event, the 21st of March 2017


ICT.OPEN is the principal ICT research conference in the Netherlands. It features two distinguished plenary key notes and invited speakers, as well as many oral and poster presentations. The state of art in ICT research is presented and discussed here. More information:

View National Cybersecurity Research Agenda III
View National Cybersecurity Education Agenda