Delft University of Technology (TU Delft) is a high-ranked and world-renowned academic institution. Within the Faculty of Technology, Policy and Management, we manage a close-knit security and privacy team of more than 20 people from all over the world. We believe in team-based science and most of our publications are joint work. Our work is being published in leading venues like IEEE Security & Privacy, USENIX Security, ACM CCS, NDSS, ACM IMC, WWW and elsewhere. The core of the team consists of computer scientists, complemented with researchers from social science, statistics, economics and other disciplines. The team has an empirical focus: we study the causal forces that shape security problems in the real world, as well as measure the effects of interventions.
We collaborate closely with industry and governments, giving us access to unique data sets and operational environments. Our research has had visible impact in various areas and is regularly featured on TV and in news media. Our measurements on botnet mitigation for the Dutch government have led the Dutch ISPs to set up AbuseHub, a clearinghouse for botnet data. Our research on criminal underground markets is used in ongoing investigations of the High Tech Crime Unit from the Dutch police. And we are working with Fox-IT, a leading security provider, to develop predictive risk metrics for enterprise networks (part of a collaborative project with Carnegie Mellon University and the University of Tulsa).
Within THESEUS, the Delft team led by Michel van Eeten, who is also the Principal Investigator of the project, brings the expertise to investigate organizational governance and incentives related to patching.