First Summer School on Cybercrime

MILANO, Italy, 10 July 2017 – Next to research, TNO is involved in training of (young) professionals, like law enforcement officers, on topics related to cybercrime. A growing interest in cybercrime is also apparent amongst students and young professionals. Therefore, TNO and Transcrime developed a summer school – hosted by the University Cattolica del Sacro Cuore in Milano – for those students and young professionals with an interest in cybercrime. The summer school is partly based on the Dark Web Training Course TNO developed together with INTERPOL Global Complex for Innovation in Singapore.



The first thirty student and young professionals were trained by TNO and Transcrime, during the summer school in the first week of July in sunny Milano. Consisting of various backgrounds – from mathematics to law – and nationalities, the group was very diverse. Our multidisciplinary approach was a success and all participants gained valuable tangible knowledge in an interactive environment.


Director of Transcrime, Professor Ernesto Savona welcomed the participants in Milan and praised the collaboration with TNO on this important topic: “Being able to not only conceptually but also practically understand cybercrime is a grand challenge. This summer school tries to let students put theory to practice and really experience cybercrime. I am very glad to be partnering with TNO to achieve this goal.”


Cybercrime expert Rolf van Wegberg: “After we trained more than 150 Law Enforcement officers, it is great to share our expertise for the first time with students and young professionals in this summer school. Partnering with Transcrime allowed us to integrate our practical training material in a conceptually challenging perspective. With the addition of two guest lectures of UNICRI and the Digital Forensic Bureau, we set the bar high in this first edition”.


Together with the Universita Cattolica del Sacro Cuore, the summer school will be evaluated to make next year’s summer school once more a success. We hope to welcome many enthusiastic students again next year!


Mark van Staalduinen

Author: Mark van Staalduinen

Innovation Manager at TNO Singapore

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