The summer school's attendees can exchange their thoughts and knowledge, said Annámaria Beláz, a cybersecurity Ph.D. candidate at Óbuda University.
"I do really like the lectures — and also the challenges — together with the others," Beláz said, referring to the multi-disciplinary challenges set by the organizers and other partners such as Nederlandse Spoorwegen, Thales and Dutch cyber training company Certified Secure.
The NCI Agency, Leiden University, Europol, EY, The Hague Security Delta and the Dutch Innovation Factory put together the program, with speakers from several cybersecurity companies and organizations.
"Today you can ruin a country by attacking countries in a digital way," said Jan Peter Balkenende, former prime minister of the Netherlands. "We are aware of the fact that the risks are changing."
Balkenende, a professor at Erasmus University is the most notable tutor of the summer school, which includes cybersecurity experts from the NCI Agency, Europol, Leiden University and leading cyber security companies. He believes in the young generation.
"They are willing to think about the future," he said. "They are innovative. They are involved in startups."
It's always good to listen to young people, Balkenende said.
"They know that the world is changing," he said. "The question is: 'How can we contribute to that better world?'"
The International Cyber Security Summer School encourages young people to do their part in assuring a safer, more secure, digital world.
Check out the video to see the highlights from this year's summer school.