Seminar: Investigating Cybercrime

On September 28 2012, eLaw@Leiden in cooperation with Fox-IT is hosting a seminar about cybercrime. The seminar will take place from 13.00-16.30 hours at the Leiden Observatory in Leiden.  

Aim of the seminar

The aim of the seminar is to provide expert legal and criminological knowledge to the participants about cybercrime and raise awareness about the subject matter.
During the afternoon, various cybercrime experts will answer the following questions:
-           What are cybercrimes and how are they perpetrated?
-           How are cybercrimes criminalized?
-           What obstacles arise in investigating cybercrime cases?
-           Are remote searches by law enforcement authorities necessary?
-           What is the way forward in fighting cybercrime?


12.30-13.00 hours: Registration at the Leiden Observatory
13.00-13.15 hours: Introduction
13.15-14.00 hours: Keynote speech - Prof. Susan W. Brenner
14.00-14.45 hours: Speech - Prof. Bert-Jaap Koops
14.45-15.05 hours: Coffee and tea break
15.05-15.30 hours: Live hacking demo
15.30-16.15 hours: Speech - Mr. Lodewijk van Zwieten
16.15-16.30 hours: Questions and Answers 


Our keynote speaker for the afternoon is Susan W. Brenner from the University of Dayton. Professor Brenner is the author of various books in the field of cybercrime and cybersecurity, such as Cybercrime: Criminal Threats from Cyberspace (Praeger, 2010) and Cyberthreats: The Emerging Fault Lines of the Nation State (Oxford University Press, 2009).
Our second speaker for the day is Bert-Jaap Koops from the University of Tilburg. Professor Koops is a highly regarded legal scholar in the field of cybercrime.
Also, the national public prosecutor in the field of High Tech Crime & Telecom, Lodewijk van Zwieten, will provide a presentation in which the legal aspects of a fictional criminal case are analyzed.

Registration and fee

Participation in the seminar is free of charge and all people with an interest in the legal and criminological aspects of cybercrime are invited. Afterwards there is the possibility to have drinks and network with the participants at Café Babbels in Leiden.
Due to a limited amount of room, only 50 people can participate, including a maximum of 10 students. At September 14 2012 we will let people know if they are selected.
Participants must register by emailing, giving: 
-           Your name and affiliation (company or institution).
-           Your motivation why you want to be chosen to participate in the seminar.

Address and travel directions

The address of the Leiden Observatory is:
Oude Sterrewacht
Sterrenwachtlaan 11
2311 GW Leiden

You can find travel directions at:


If you have any questions please contact Tess Priester at: 
We look forward to seeing you on September 28!
eLaw@Leiden and Fox-IT


Last Modified: 17-08-2012