Safety & Security Week

The National Safety & Security Week will take place from 5 October 2020. Under the leadership of the department Safety and Security (Integrale Veiligheid), TU Delft is participating in this national initiative for the third time. During the first week of October, we ask your attention for safety and security issues at the TU Delft, whether you are working from home or on campus.

TU Delft Safety & Security Week is a collaboration with internal and external (security) partners. During this week, various safety activities, webinars and informatiomeetings take place.

Program Safety & Security Week

Monday 5 October / Safety & Security at TU Delft Day

Behind (and in front of) the scenes at TU Delft, a large number of security parties are concerned with your safety and security. To create an overview in the safety & security field and to kick off our new awareness campaign, a new film is being launched. Safe, Secure, or Sure!

Tuesday 6 October / Safety & Security Institute Day and Travel Safety during corona

Safety & Security research in times of Covid-19: what can we learn from our own TU Delft experts?

Webinar: Safety & Security research in times of COVID-19: what can we learn from our own TU Delft experts?

‘Safety & Security Week’ – TU Delft Safety & Security Institute

12.00 – 13.00 

You can send in your questions!  (Eveline Vreede)
Click here to join.

Part 1- Life after lockdown: How TU Delft engages with the Dutch population in COVID-19 exit research – dr. Anatol Itten

The effectiveness of lifting corona measures strongly depends on the behaviour of Dutch citizens. This in turn depends on the extent to which the Dutch consider the measures taken by the government to be necessary, fair and compatible with their everyday lives. Researchers of TBM at TU Delft and the RIVM joined forces to find out how the Dutch population felt about lifting corona measures in a so-called participatory value evaluation (PVE). They created a novel online participation tool which was completed by over 30,000 citizens. In this presentation, they will explain how a PVE works and how citizens were willing to think along with the government. As there are still many lockdowns around the world, restricted traveling and uncertainty about vaccination, the researchers showcase that integrating the public in policy dilemmas is crucial in understanding what works best for as many people as possible in their fight against COVID-19.

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Part 2 - Virus spreading in public transport networks - Panchamy Krishnakumari

Public transport worldwide is heavily affected by the corona virus pandemic. In a period where sharing and crowding are becoming a public health concern, the connectivity and efficiency offered by mass transport become a potential peril. The presentation will address how we can leverage existing data sources to answer some of the current issues. How quickly and adversely does a virus spread in a public transport system? How many will potentially get infected if pre-pandemic ridership levels are expected while aiming to maintain social distancing? We explore this by studying the evolution of contract networks and an epidemiological model using smart card data from the Washington DC metro network.

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13.30 to 14.30 

COVID-19 Digital Campus: A living lab for digital technologies
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Prof. ir. Deborah Nas and Dr. Sascha Hoogendoorn 

TU Delft does everything it can to offer its employees and students a safe place to work and study. Social distancing is new to everyone, and much is still unknown. This is why TU Delft has initiated a unique project in which researchers and TU Delft services together explore and apply new technologies to support the ‘1.5 meter campus’. These applications of technology make new scientific research possible and can offer practical use for the management of TU Delft. More than 20 researchers from CEG, EEMCS, TPM, IDE and Architecture are working on four concepts: an outdoor crowd dashboard, an indoor crowd dashboard, a 'conversational agent' and mathematical models of human contact networks. At first glance, the projects seem to be separate from each other, but the strength lies in their combination. In this presentation Prof. Deborah Nas from Industrial Design Engineering and Dr. Sascha Hoogendoorn of the Valorisation Center will tell you more about the initiative and demonstrate the outdoor crowd dashboard: a digital twin of the campus in which real-time data mobility data is visualized.

Travel safety

How does travelling during the corona pandemic impact your safety?
16:00 till 18:00
You can register via, stating Travel safety training. Max. 50 registrations.

Traveling on behalf of TU Delft has changed due to the corona measures. How do we deal with the adjusted measures? What risks can you encounter along the way and what is the policy of TU Delft? During this travel safety session, we will discuss the modified travel conditions that apply as a result of the COVID-19 measures. 

Wednesday 7 October / Cybersecurity & Privacy Day

Crash course Digital psychology by Maarten Timmermans, CEO Awareways (Eng)

Video, available all day (30 minutes)

How can you effectively change the behaviour of employees or your environment in the field of security and privacy. We give insights in thinking patterns, how to adjust the dials, and give you strategies to deal more effectively with resistances.

About Maarten:
Maarten studied Social Psychology at the University of Groningen. He is CEO and co-founder of Awareways and responsible for the development of awareness intervention programs, behavioural and awareness research and consultancy on behaviour and cultural change. Maarten is a guest lecturer at Utrecht University of Applied Sciences and is responsible for the minor Privacy and Information Security - from Big Data to the Human Factor.

What TU Delft should learn from the Maastricht University hack (Dutch) With Peter Weijland, Hans Suijkerbuik  and Bert Kuipers of the projectgroup evaluation Maastricht University. Moderator Marthe Uitterhoeve, SISO TU Delft

Video, available all day (17 minutes)

The inspection report on the hack at Maastricht University is being studied by colleagues at TU Delft from several angles. What can TU Delft do to prevent such an incident?

Challenges, interactive game (Eng)

Available all day (12 minutes per game)

Are you up for a challenge? What to do in situations where privacy and security issues create dilemmas? 

The SPA team has developed online challenges for TU Delft. There are three storylines for different groups working at the university. In their work they encounter dilemmas where they have to make choices based on privacy and security. Come and be challenged!

Project Honeypot by Carlos Hernandez Ganan (Eng)
Video, available all day (20 minutes)

The honeypot-network is specially developed to gain insight into infected IoT (Internet of Things) devices in the Netherlands. The honeypots of the project present themselves as IoT devices. Criminals often use infected IoT devices to find other vulnerable IoT devices. As soon as the infected IoT device attacks the honeypot, researchers see the ip-address of this device, what kind of device it is and what kind of attack is being carried out.

About Carlos:
Carlos is an associate professor in the Cybersecurity group at TU Delft. His research mostly focuses on the cybersecurity of the Internet of Things, Smart Cities, and Data Science and explores the security requirements of connected products and services for a sustainable future.

12.00 – 13.00

Fairytales about Information Security, webinar 
Interactive online presentation and discussion (English/Dutch)

Moderator: Nadine Vos

“The safety of TU Delft depends on how safe employees behave.” Part of the research of Michel van Eeten and his research team points in a different direction. If you look at a field that has been working with security for much longer than IT, namely physical security, you see that over time a movement has been made from "human error" to safe organizations in which people can fail without disastrous consequences. The fact that Maastricht had such major consequences of a ransomware attack after one person went missing. How is that possible? We don't really have any good solutions for this. In that case, the organization is partly condemned to trying to prevent human error.

About Michel:
Professor Michel van Eeten is professor at Delft University of Technology and his chair focuses on the Governance of Cybersecurity. He studies the interplay between technological design and economic incentives in Internet security. His research team analyses large-scale Internet measurement and incident data to identify how the markets for Internet services deal with security risks.

Participate in Microsoft Teams-meeting

13.00 – 14.00

Privacy  challenges, webinar 
No registration required. Link for participation will follow here.

With Seda Gurses (TU Delft), Aurelié Pols (European Privacy and Cybersecurity Centre, University of Maastricht), Erik van Leeuwen (DPO, TU Delft), Erna Kotkamp (moderator)

Discussion about ethics around data, privacy, data responsibility to reach and empower participants to be more privacy conscious over their own data, which will hopefully have positive effect on how they work and teach or do their research at TU Delft.

About Seda:
Seda is currently an Associate Professor in the Department of Multi-Actor Systems at TU Delft at the Faculty of Technology Policy and Management, and an affiliate at the COSIC Group at the Department of Electrical Engineering (ESAT), KU Leuven. Her work focuses on privacy enhancing and protective optimization technologies (PETs and POTs), privacy engineering, as well as questions around software infrastructures, social justice and political economy as they intersect with computer science.

About Aurélie (ECPC): 
Aurélie is Privacy Engineer, owner of consultancy agency Competing on Privacy, Member of the EDPS Ethics Advisory Group. Aurélie Pols designs data privacy best practices: documenting data flows, minimising risk related to data uses, solving for data quality. She spent 18 years optimising digital data-based decision-making processes. 

Eric van Leeuwen, FG (Functionaris Gegevensbescherming) of the TU Delft, Yan Wang (data steward BK) are acting as panel participants in the discussion.

Participate in Microsoft Teams-meeting

TedEx (available all day)

Documentaries (available all day)

  • Operation Cyber Aware
    Operation Cyber Aware - is a documentary focusing on the ransomware crisis & the growing cyber risks we face around the world every single day. If you think you're too small to become a target of these attacks… think again.
  • A Long Day (with no Cybersecurity)
    What would the world be like without cybersecurity? It is on the basis of this interrogation that this film produced by Thales demonstrates some of the impacts of cybersecurity on a daily basis.
Thursday 8 October / Social Safety Day

Social safety during Safety Week

"TU Delft wants to provide an environment for staff, students and guests in which everyone feels welcome and where everyone treats each other with respect." Statement from TU Delft.

Social safety is about creating a positive, safe environment in which to work and study, where there is no room for undesirable behaviour. This is necessary to ensure that everyone feels welcome and can be themselves. We have developed various initiatives at TU Delft to foster and support this. One example is the TU Delft Code of Conduct with our DIRECT core values as starting point, and there are various people you can turn to if you encounter undesirable behaviour.

Starting this year, we are organising a Social Safety Day during Safety Week: a day of learning and talking to each other about what it takes to create an environment in which everyone feels welcome.

What can you expect?

What do we define as undesirable behaviour? What should you do when you encounter gossip or bullying? What do you expect from TU Delft in terms of creating a safe working environment? How can we deal with this during corona? All these aspects, and more, will be addressed at the Social Safety day.

Come to an information session hosted by the confidential adviser, attend an interactive meeting about what it takes to create a safe working environment or join in a dilemma session arranged by the Integrity Office.

Undesirable behaviour: what is it and what can you do about it?

Speaker: Sandra van der Hor, Confidential Adviser at TU Delft

Attend a session in which the confidential adviser at TU Delft, Sandra van der Hor, discusses undesirable behaviour. When is behaviour undesirable? It may include sexual harassment, intimidation, bullying, discrimination, stalking and violence. And what can you do if you, or a colleague, encounter it? Sandra will discuss all these matters. To find out more about Sandra, click here.

Date and time

Session in English: Thursday, 8 October, 12.00 – 12.30
Session in Dutch: Thursday, 8 October, 15.00 – 15.30


Send an email to Sandra van der Hor at indicating which session you would like to attend.

Creating a safe working environment: what do we need?

Hosts: Isolde Kolkhuis Tanke and Bart Seijnder from Schouten en Nelissen and Haley Lancaster on behalf of TU Delft

Schouten en Nelissen, the party that is also facilitating the Social Safety @ TU Delft programme, will host two workshops in which you will learn about social safety and discuss with colleagues what you can do yourself to create a positive and safe working environment. What do we want to achieve, what do we need for this and what can you do yourself or what do you expect TU Delft as an employer to do?  

Date and time
Session in English: Thursday, 8 October, 10.00 – 11.30
Session in Dutch: Thursday, 8 October, 13.00 – 14.30


Register by sending an email to indicating which session you would like to attend.

Discussion and dilemma game about social safety and resilience

Workshop leader: Tineke Dijkstra, social integrity policy adviser, Integrity Office

Tineke Dijkstra (social integrity policy adviser, Integrity Office) will lead a discussion and dilemma session on social safety and resilience. Who bears responsibility for social safety? How and when should you challenge someone about undesirable behaviour? How can you yourself encourage positive change? Using examples (dilemmas), Tineke will discuss such questions with the participants. There will be an opportunity to contribute your own dilemmas or experiences, but that is not a requirement.

Date and time
Session for staff: Thursday, 8 October, 15.30 – 16.30
Session for students: Thursday, 8 October, 12.30 – 13.30

By emailing Tineke Dijkstra: on 7 October at the latest

Friday 9 October / Company Emergency Response Day

Take the Company Emergency Response quiz!

Our company emergency response team members are always there for you, but do you know how to reach them? And do you know what to do if you see someone injured on campus? Test your knowledge about the emergency response organization at TU Delft!

We would like to tell you more about our company emergency response team during the Emergency Response Day on November 2.

For participation click here