Cyber Security Summer School 2016


Information Technology Foundation for Education (HITSA) in collaboration with the Tallinn University of Technology, the University of Tartu, the University of Adelaide and the Estonian Ministry of Education and Research welcomes you to take part in the Cyber Security Summer School 2016 which focuses on the technical and legal foundations of digital forensics. The topic of the 2016 Summer School is “Digital Forensics — Technology and Law” and it takes place July 3-8, 2016 in Tallinn, the capital of Estonia.

This year’s summer school brings together renowned experts and practitioners working simultaneously in the areas of law and information technology from around the world. The list of speakers includes Stephen Mason, a barrister and a recognised authority on electronic signatures and digital evidence (UK), Jeff Moulton, director of the LSU Transformational Technology and Cyber Research Center (USA), Hein Dries-Ziekenheiner, consultant in internet enforcement, cybercrime and IT law (the Netherlands), Merike Kaeo, chief technology officer of Farsight Security (USA) and others. 

Cyber Security Summer School is a research-focused yet practical interdisciplinary summer school mainly targeting PhD students and junior researchers of computer science and law. It is expected to welcome about 50 participants to join both the discussions and the practical week-long exercise involving the recovering of evidence and arguing for their case in court. Participants will receive 5 ECTS credit points and a certificate for completing the Summer School. Study Methods include practical exercises, moot court, lectures, teamwork with mentors. 


Venue: Estonian Information Technology College, Tallinn


  • Didier Meuwly (Netherlands Forensic Institute, University of Twente)
  • Hein Dries-Ziekenheiner (VIGILO Consult)
  • Jeffrey Moulton (Louisiana State University)
  • Merike Kaeo (Farsight Security)
  • Pavel Gladyshev (University College Dublin)
  • Stephen Mason (Institute of Advanced Legal Studies, University of London)

Participants: 50 PhD students (PhD level and junior researchers)

Participation Fee: 200€. The fee covers the study program (lectures, practical exercises, teamwork with mentors), catering during the Summer School and local transport. 


  • Applications open until May 9, 2016
  • Confirmation of admission by May 23, 2016

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