Importance of directing cybersecurity research in The Netherlands
by Dr. Veelasha Moonsamy (Assistant Professor at Radboud University), on behalf of CyberSecurity Next Generation
The Dutch cybersecurity platform for higher education and research (dcypher) was founded in April 2016, with the goal of setting and coordinating scientific and applied cybersecurity research and higher education in The Netherlands. However, as of October 2020, dcypher, as we know it, will no longer exist and the future remains unknown as it is not clear what a post-dcypher era will look like. While this change brings along a lot of uncertainties, it also provides us with a chance to re-envision the future of the Dutch cybersecurity landscape. Such is the aim of this column, with a particular focus on the impact of young/junior cybersecurity researchers in The Netherlands.