It is surprisingly often that the world, usually unconscious of the risks though sometimes conscious of them, falls on new developments such as the Internet of Things (the linking of devices via the ‘cloud’).

This already leads to record DDoS (Distributed Denial of Service) attacks, but in the future, may also lead, for example, to mobile network failures or power cuts or a combination of both. Cybersecurity is relevant to all disciplines.

About the research group

The Network and Systems Engineering Cyber Security research group focuses on three key areas:

  • Identity and Access Management
    How we determine who can access a system and when that access is acceptable.
  • System Security, with an emphasis on the Internet of Things
    New applications enable users to use the data in their devices safely.
  • Usable Security
    Finally, Usable Security investigates the intersection between application security and human factors: how can we build secure systems that users want to use rather that looking for ways around them?

All of these are increasingly important, as they are of great societal and economic significance. As cybersecurity is relevant to all disciplines and a must for every professional, whether we are talking about the health industry or in the economic domain where new e-commerce business models arise continuously. That is why the research group works together with all the research platforms, but primarily with Good Governance for a Safe World. This requires multidisciplinary research combined with the expertise from, for example, legal specialists and public administration officials.



Eric ten Bos

Eric ten Bos

Eric ten Bos

Eric works part-time as a researcher in the research group. He specializes in IT, OT, and IoT (Internet of Things).

Michael Gilhespy

Michael Gilhespy MSc.

Michael Gilhespy MSc.


DurableCASE: robotic vehicles in the agricultural sec-tor

A large number of parties, including The Hague University of Applied Sciences through the Network & Systems Engineering research group of the CoECS, will be working together in the coming years to develop solutions for collaborative robot vehicles in the agricultural sector.
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Internship & Thesis Projects

During the course of the year, students fulfill their internships or participate in course projects within the lectorate. Below is an overview of current projects, with specification of students’ required skills.
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Previous student projects

Below is a summary of student internship and semester projects that have been done with the lectorate.
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27 September 2022

Opinion piece: Does your fridge already have a virus scanner?


It’s an ordinary day in the life of a lecturer-researcher in network and system security. You walk to the train to go…
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Secure Naming for Distributing Computing using the Condensed Graph Model

Implementing a distributed computation architecture has several basis functional requirements, such as load balancing, fault tolerance and security.


Cloud-Based Intelligence Aquisition and Processing for Crisis Management

Contemporary crisis management has to deal with complex socio-technical environments involving many interdependent elements.