Research Rolf van Wegberg nominated for Klokhuis Science prize

News - 05 February 2024 - Webredactie

Cybercrime research of Rolf van Wegberg has been nominated for the Klokhuis Science Prize 2024. This award is presented annually to research that is interesting and relevant for children aged 9 to 12. The goal of the prize is to introduce a broad and young audience to science.

"I'm thrilled that my research has been nominated for this award!" says Rolf. "I enjoy sharing my knowledge about cybercrime and cybersecurity with children. When a child gets a mobile phone, a new digital world opens up. It's fun and exciting, but it also comes with risks. I believe it's important to teach kids the basics of cybersecurity as they venture into the online world." TU Delft has submitted the following proposal to Klokhuis:

Cybercriminals and cookie monsters – using your first mobile phone safely

Rolf investigates how criminals earn money from information you send via your phone. But how do they do that? And how can you make sure they can't access your photos, messages, and other data? Rolf explains how you can protect yourself from these criminals. Having your own phone is fun, but you also need to protect yourself with passwords and not just click 'agree' everywhere because you don't always know who is getting your information. With a phone diploma for your very first phone, you'll know what you should and shouldn't do.

Watch these videos to learn more about Rolf's research (in Dutch).