Bibi van den Berg
Professor Cybersecurity Governance
Bibi van den Berg is Professor of Cybersecurity Governance within the Faculty of Governance and Global Affairs at the Institute of Security and Global Affairs.
Prof.dr. Bibi van den Berg has an MA and a PhD from Erasmus University’s Department of Philosophy. During her undergraduate degree and her PhD she specialised in philosophy of technology. After completing her PhD Van den Berg transferred to Tilburg University for a 3-year postdoc appointment at the Tilburg Institute of Law, Technology and Society. In January 2012 she transferred to Leiden University’s Law School, to join eLaw, the Center for Law & Digital Technologies as an assistant professor. Since the summer of 2015 Prof.dr. Van den Berg works at the Institute of Security and Global Affairs (ISGA), which is part of the Faculty of Governance and Global Affairs in The Hague. She is head of the research group Cybersecurity Governance at this institute. Van den Berg’s research interests include: (1) cybersecurity, (2) governance of security and safety (3) regulating human behavior through the use of technologies (techno-regulation and nudging), (4) privacy and identity, and (5) robotics and artificial intelligence. She teaches in Leiden University's Bachelor Security Studies and in the Executive Master Cyber Security (a joint program together with TU Delft and The Hague University of Applied Sciences).
Van den Berg is a member of the Dutch Cyber Security Council, a Council that advises the Dutch Cabinet on how to improve cybersecurity in the Netherlands. She is also a member of the Board of Advisers for IT of the Central Bureau of Statistics (CBS) of the Netherlands.
Research programmes and education
Prof.dr. Van den Berg is the head of the Cybersecurity Governance research group. This group conducts research around four different themes:
(1) Key concepts in cybersecurity (conceptual analysis on concepts such as ‘cybersecurity’, ‘cybersafety’, ‘cyberespionage’, ‘cyber risks’ ‘hacktivism’ etc),
(2) Governance & institutional design (on structures of/for governance, responsibilities and mandates, e.g. in relation to international cyber norms),
(3) Strategies for governance & regulation (on the possibility, feasibility, impact and shape of government interventions and strategies, e.g. the role of techno-regulation or trust); and
(4) New IT and cybersecurity (on the governance issues raised by the rise of new digital technologies).
Prof.dr. Van den Berg’s own research focuses predominantly on themes (1) and (3). Cybersecurity is a field that is characterised by a widespread attitude of hands-on, goal-directed problem-solving. This is a laudable approach, since there are significant cyber risks in a variety of domains the require a response. However, to solidify our approaches to making cyberspace more secure, we must also have consistent, carefully considered conceptual frameworks to address them and a proper academic understanding of the shape, form and depth of particular types of cybersecurity risks. Prof.dr. Van den Berg’s research focuses on this topic.
Second, her research focuses on the various strategies that companies, governments and designers use to influence human behaviour broadly, and more particularly in relation to cybersecurity. She has written extensively on techno-regulation and other regulatory strategies.
Professor Cybersecurity Governance
- Faculty Governance and Global Affairs
- Institute Security and Global Affairs
- Berg B. van den & Keymolen E.L.O. (2017), Regulating security on the Internet: control versus trust, International Review of Law, Computers & Technology 31(2): 188-205.
- Berg B. van den, Hof S. van der & Kosta E. (2016), 3D Printing - Legal, Philosophical and Economic Dimensions Information technology & law series no. 26. The Hague: Asser Press, Springer.
- Berg B. van den (2015), Mirror, mirror on the wall ... On identity and online profiling. In: Hansen O., Staszynska B. (Eds.) Dynamic Identity..
- Berg B. van den, Hof S. van der & Kosta E. (Eds.) (2015), 3D printing: Legal, philosophical and economic dimensions Information technology & law series no. 26. Den Haag: TCM Asser Press.
- Berg B. van den (2015), Mind the air gap: Preventing privacy issues in robotics. In: Gutwirth S., Leenes R., De Hert P. (Eds.) Data Protection on the Move: Current Developments in ICT and Privacy/Data Protection. Law, governance and technology series Deventer: Springer.
- Berg J. van den, Zoggel J. van, Snels M., Leeuwen M. van, Boeke S., Koppen L. van, Lubbe J. van der, Berg B. van den & Bos T. de (2014), On (the emergence of) cyber security science and its challenges for cyber security education. Tallin: NATO. 1-10.
- Berg B. van den (2014), Colouring inside the lines: Using technology to regulate children’s behaviour online. In: Hof S. van der, Berg B. van den, Schermer B. (Eds.) Minding minors wandering the web: Regulating online child safety. Information technology & law series no. 24 The Hague: TCM Asser Press.
- Hof S. van der, Berg B. van den & Schermer B. (Eds.) (2014), Minding minors wandering the web: Regulating online child safety Information technology & law series no. 24. The Hague: TMC Asser Press.
- Berg B. van den (2014), Regulating online child safety: Introduction. In: Hof S. van der, Berg B. van den, Schermer S. (Eds.) Minding minors wandering the web: Regulating online child safety. Information technology & law series no. 24 The Hague: TCM Asser Press. 1-16.
- Koops B.-J & Berg B. van den (2014), Who cares for identity information in government 2.0? An empirical study. In: Bishop J. (Ed.) Transforming Politics and Policy in the Digital Age. Hershey: IGI Global. 238-260.
- Berg B. van den, Hof S. van der & Mair C.S. (Eds.) (2013), 3D printing: Destiny, doom or dream?. The Hague: TMC Asser Press.
- Berg B. van den & Leenes R.E. (2013), Abort, retry, fail: Scoping techno-regulation and other techno-effects. In: Hildebrandt M, Gakeer J (Eds.) Human Law and Computer Law: Comparative Perspectives. Dordrecht, Heidelberg, New York, London: Springer. 67-89.
- Berg B. van den & Keymolen E.L.O. (2013), Techniekfilosofie: Het medium is de maat, Wijsgerig perspectief op maatschappij en wetenschap 53(1): 8-18.
- Roosendaal A., Fennell S. & Berg B. van den (2012), Dit profiel ben jij: Hyves en Facebook als advertentieplatform en identiteitsmachine. In: Van 't Hof C., Timmer J., Van Est R. (Eds.) Voorgeprogrammeerd: Hoe internet ons leven leidt. Den Haag: Boom Lemma Uitgevers. 61-83.
- Berg B. van den (2012), Pieces of me: On identity and ICT implants. In: Gasson M.N., Kosta E., Bowman D.M. (Eds.) An analysis of human ICT implants: Technical, legal and ethical considerations. Den Haag: TMC Asser Press. 159-173.
- Kurz Th., Rücker C., Lampoltshammer T. & Berg B. van den (2012), Towards visualization and end-user verification in data protection law. In: Proceedings of the 15th International Legal Informatics Symposium (IRIS 2012).. 507-514.
- Wass C., Kurz Th., Rücker C., Heistracher Th., Leenes R.E. & Berg B. van den (2012), What Big Ears You Have - The European ‘Right of Access’ and Technological Implementations. In: Symposium On Usable Privacy and Security (SOUPS) 2012. Washington DC, USA.
- Berg B. van den & Hof S. van der (2012), What happens to my data? A novel approach to informing users of data processing practices, First Monday 17(7).
- Raadslid Cyber Security Raad
- Lid van de redactieraad voor de 'Asser Law & IT' serie
- lid van de Cie ICT van het CBS.
- Off counsel