Information Security

Increasing security, with a tangible impact
1 March 2023 until 31 December 2023
Project member(s)
B.V.L. Steen (Björn) E.R.F. Caimmi (Erik) F. Bus (Fiona) J.P. Brakkee (Hans) J.M. van Wijk (Hans) J.O. Beekhuis (Jeroen) L.C. Burgers (Lars) P.A.T. Lagarde (Patrick) W.H.M. Schumacher (Walter) , Frans van der Heijden , Jeroen Wittink , Luc Schellekens , Margarethe Stolk
Project type

The Information Security programme aims to increase Radboud University’s digital resilience and to demonstrate security levels in accordance with the framework of higher education standards.

Every day, we receive messages about digital resilience, or worse, we fall victim to an attack ourselves. Radboud University’s knowledge and data are extremely valuable.

In recent years, the University has taken many steps to ensure the security of its IT systems. New developments are happening all the time, which requires clear policies and effective safeguards for processes and procedures. Technology must be kept up to date and students, employees, researchers, lecturers and guests need to know what ‘secure behaviour’ is and how to incorporate it into their day-to-day activities.

Focus areas

The programme consists of sub-projects/activities that fall into one or more of the three areas below:

Policies, processes, procedures

Achieving mature control, where policies, processes and procedures are implemented in a verifiable manner. This includes NBA/3.


Increasing the organisation’s resilience to cyber attacks at a technical level.

Safeguarding (embedding)

Structural safeguarding of implemented improvements in the PDCA cycle (Plan, Do, Check, Act) using supporting systems.


  • Make all IT processes and procedures more secure for everyone by recording, complying with and verifying them at set times.
  • Continuously improve resistance to attacks with technical security measures.
  • Establish regular monitoring of processes and procedures. Conduct internal and external information security audits. Embed security awareness throughout the organisation. Expand the IS organisation with local IS professionals.

Contact information

Want to learn more about the IS programme or any of the supporting activities? Send an e-mail to