Prof.dr. P.H. (Pieter) Hartel



Prof Dr Pieter Hartel is head of the Cyber Security research group of the faculty of Electrical Engineering, Mathematics and Computer Science at Delft University of Technology. He also holds a part time professorial position at the  University of Twente. He has 24 years of research and teaching experience in Cyber Security in the Netherlands, the UK, the US, Malaysia and Singapore.


He is the coordinator of the  4TU Cyber Security Master Specialisation where he teaches a course  Cyber crime science with Prof Marianne Junger from the University of Twente and the Capstone courses on  SocialBusiness, and  Entrepreneurial skills in cyber security with Dr Victor Scholten and Dr Hanieh Khodaei from TU Delft.

Key publications

  • Distinguished Paper Award Lastdrager, E. and Carvajal Gallardo, I. and Hartel, P.H. and Junger, M. (2017) How Effective is Anti-Phishing Training for Children?  In: 13th Symposium on Usable Privacy and Security (SOUPS), 12–14 July 2017, pp. 229-240, USENIX. 
  • Bortolameotti, R. and Peter, A. and Everts, M. H. and Jonker, W.  and Hartel, P. H. (2016) Reliably determining data leakage in the presence of strong attackers In: 32nd Annual Conference on Computer Security Applications (ACSAC), 5-8 Dec 2016, pp. 484-495, ACM. DOI:10.1145/2991079.2991095
  • Bullee, J.H. and Montoya Morales, A.L. and Pieters, W. and Junger, M. and Hartel, P.H. (2015) The persuasion and security awareness experiment: reducing the success of social engineering attacks. J. of Experimental Criminology, 11 (1). pp. 97-115. DOI:10.1007/s11292-014-9222-7
  • Hadžiosmanović, D. and Sommer, R. and Zambon, Emmanuele and Hartel, P.H. (2014) Through the eye of the PLC: semantic security monitoring for industrial processes. In: Annual Computer Security Applications Conference (ACSAC), 8-12 Dec 2014, pp. 126-135. ACM. DOI:10.1145/2664243.2664277 
  • Bösch, C.T. and Hartel, P.H. and Jonker, W. and Peter, A. (2014) A Survey of Provably Secure Searchable Encryption. ACM computing surveys, 47 (2). 18:1-18:51. DOI:10.1145/2636328


His research interests include the human factor in cyber security, cyber crime, crypto markets, and block chain technology. He was the principal investigator of the recently completed 13.5M Euro EU   TREsPASS project on socio technical cyber security risk management. 

Associate editor of  Crime Science - a SpringerOpen journal
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How Effective is Anti-Phishing Training for Children?

peer reviewed : Y

Proceedings of the thirteenth Symposium on Usable Privacy and Security (SOUPS 2017) (2017) 11 pagina's , p. 229-239


  • Elmer Lastdrager
  • Inés Carvajal Gallardo
  • Pieter Hartel
  • Marianne Junger
On the anatomy of social engineering attacks

peer reviewed : Y

Journal of Investigative Psychology and Offender Profiling (2017)


  • Jan Willem Hendrik Bullée
  • Lorena Montoya
  • Wolter Pieters
  • Marianne Junger
  • Pieter Hartel
Reliably determining data leakage in the presence of strong attackers

peer reviewed : Y

Proceedings of the 32nd Annual Conference on Computer Security Applications, ACSAC 2016 (2016) 12 pagina's , p. 484-495


  • R. Bortolameotti
  • A. Peter
  • M. H. Everts
  • Willem Jonker
  • P. H. Hartel
Privacy in recommender systems

peer reviewed : N

Social media retrieval (2013) 484 pagina's , p. 263-281


  • AJP Jeckmans
  • MRT Beye
  • Z Erkin
  • PH Hartel
  • RL Lagendijk
  • Q Tang


  • N Ramzan
  • R van Zwol et al.
Music2Share - Copyright-compliant music sharing in P2P systems

peer reviewed : Y

Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers. Proceedings (2004) 10 pagina's , p. 961-970


  • T Kalker
  • DHJ Epema
  • P.H. Hartel
  • RL Lagendijk
  • M van Steen
2017 - Capstone Cyber Security
2017 - Capstone Cyber Security
-Wet medew. Niet-TUD - Universiteit Twente

2017-01-15 - 2019-01-15