FIOD Zero Day Challenge: Investigating Cyber threats?

In het kort


18 juni 2019


09:30 - 11:30


Hoofdvestiging, Innovation Playground



What unusal cryptoservices could be used by criminals and why are they interested to FIOD? Where are these services offered? What are the pros and cons of decentralized exchanges for criminals? What problems arise from the anonymity underlying these transactions?

In the final event of The FIOD Zero Day Challenge, 12 students working in two groups composed of International Public Management, Information Security Management, European Studies and Law students will pitch findings of their knowledge-based reports, featuring a collaboratively approach in defining the problem and in the recommendations and conclusions they developed. Showcasing the benefits of Challenge Based Learning in partnership with the workfield.

The FIOD Zero Day Challenge is an eight weeks multidisciplinary research project offered by the Financial Advanced Cyber Team (FACT) of FIOD, THUAS research group Cybersecurity in the SME sector and THUAS Centre of Expertise Cyber Security to highly motivated THUAS students.

There are two cyber-related challenges provided by FIOD-FACT on "Unusual crypto services" and "Descentralized exchanges".

The panel assessing the student’s pitch and knowledge-based products are:

  • Iris Meerts, Managing Director Centre of Expertise Cybersecurity - THUAS
  • Terry Hartsinck, Team Leader of the Financial Advanced Cyber Team (FACT) - FIOD
  • Bobby McFaul, Sr. Science Officer Cyber at the Financial Advanced Cyber Team (FACT) - FIOD


For more information on the FIOD Zero Day Challenge research project
mentors: Catherine Garcia-van Hoogstraten: and Marco Romagna: