Welcome to
The Kerckhoffs Institute
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Welcome to the Kerckhoffs Institute for Computer Security. The institute is a collaboration between the University of Twente, the Eindhoven University of Technology and the Radboud University Nijmegen, and offers a 2-year master track in computer security (as part of a computer science master programme).

The institute was founded in 2005, in which a preliminary curriculum was offered. Starting September 2006, a full blown master track is currently on offer for our students.

News

Changes to the Kerckhoffs Master program

The Kerckhoffs Master Program Computer Security has been a great success but major changes are ahead.

These changes are needed because more and more security courses are moving to the bachelor level. The universities of Eindhoven, Nijmegen, Twente, and Delft are currently developing two new variants of the Kerckhoffs specialisation, both of which are expected to start in September 2015.

The last cohort of students has just been admitted to the current Kerckhoffs specialisation. As of September 2015 students with an interest in computer, information, and/or cyber security will be able to enroll into one or more new specialisations.

Students currently enrolled in the Kerckhoffs specialisation will be able to complete their studies until September 2016. After this date students can continue their studies in one of the new specialisations. The home universities will make sure that the transition is as smooth as possible.

Paper at SPSM 2014

The research that Tim Cooijmans did for his Master thesis on "Analysis of secure key storage solutions on Android" has been accepted for publication at the 4th Annual ACM CCS Workshop on Security and Privacy in Smartphones and Mobile Devices (SPSM 2014) in Scottsdale, Arizona in the USA. Tim dis his Master thesis as intern at SNS bank.

What does the Kerckhoffs Master prepare you for?

To get an impression, meet some of the Kerckhoffs graduates!