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Updated at: Mar 26, 2016

Cyber Security Summer School 2015

We welcome the Cyber Security Summer School, where questions regarding Information Security will be investigated: how to keep data safe, how to safely share it, how to anonymise it, what it takes to reverse engineer data, etc.

The experience of Estonia will be used to discuss the benefits, concerns and technical details. We will discuss how we can all live securely in a digital society in the future.

This is also in cooperation with the METRICS-project. 


When and where: 

13-17 July 2015, Estonia
Laulasmaa Spa and Conference Hotel, 30 min car ride from Tallinn city centre. A perfect location for both study and recreation.

General Chairs:

Olaf Maennel (Tallinn University of Technology, Estonia)

Jon Crowcroft (Cambridge University, UK)


  • How to live securely in a digital society?
  • E-Estonia, a role model for the future? On implementation, challenges and limitations.
  • Privacy and other concerns of a digital society.
  • Anonymisation and deanonymisation techniques.
  • Internet measurements and routing: big data and network mathematics.
  • Examples and hands-on activities from experts.
  • Lots of fun and insights into controversial topics.



See the Summer School program here.

Study methods

Groundwork, lectures, practical tasks, group work, personal laptop required.


You will receive 5 ECTS credit points and a certificate for completing the Summer School.

How to participate?

Participants: up to 70 PhD students (PhD level and junior researchers)

Documents required: application, motivation letter, letter of recommendation from an advisor/mentor (both max 1 page)

Participation fee: 100€ (possible to waive for students from developing countries)

Fee covers accommodation in twin standard rooms from 12 July to 17 July 2015, catering during the Summer School and organised transport between Tallinn and Summer School location.

Transport to Estonia: Tallinn is easy to reach by plane, ferry and bus directly or via Scandinavia or major European hubs. For further information about Estonia and how to get there, please see http://www.visitestonia.com/en

Visa requirements: no visa is required for the citizens of the EU, EEA and many other countries. For further information, please see http://vm.ee/en/who-does-not-need-visa-visit-estonia

Timeline: application is now closed. Summer School fee must be paid by 15 May 2015. Cyber Security Summer School 2016 will be announced soon. Please ask for more information via info@studyitin.ee

We would like to point students to an Interdisciplinary Cyber Research (ICR) workshop, which will be held on 18th July 2015 at Tallinn University of Technology.  This is the Saturday after the summer school and participants are invited to submit their work to this workshops.