Prof Pieter Hartel, University of Twente
Pieter Hartel received his Master degree in Mathematics and Computer Science from the Free University of Amsterdam in 1978 and his PhD degree in Computer Science from the University of Amsterdam in 1989. He has worked at CERN in Geneva (Switzerland), the Universities of Nijmegen, Amsterdam (The Netherlands), and Southampton (UK). He is currently a full Professor of Computer Science at the University of Twente. His research interests are Information Security and Crime Science.
On the Future of Cybercrime
Cyber-crime Science is an emerging area of study aiming to prevent cyber-crime by combining security protection techniques from Information Security with empirical research methods used in Crime Science. Information security research has developed techniques for protecting the confidentiality, integrity, and availability of information assets but is less strong on the empirical study of the effectiveness of these techniques. Crime Science studies the effect of crime prevention techniques empirically in the real world, and proposes improvements to these techniques based on this. Combining both approaches, Cyber-crime Science transfers and further develops Information Security techniques to prevent cyber-crime, and empirically studies the effectiveness of these techniques in the real world.