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PhD position: Predictive security metrics for companies

Have you always wanted to predict breaches and measure how secure companies are using a mix of computer science and social science? Do you want to pursue a …

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Jaffalaan, Delft, Zuid-Holland
Tijdelijk contract / Tijdelijke opdracht
Uren per week:
36 - 40 uur
€ 2325 - € 2972 per maand


Have you always wanted to predict breaches and measure how secure companies are using a mix of computer science and social science? Do you want to pursue a PhD while also working in a cutting-edge industry environment?
Cybersecurity researchers at Delft University of Technology are starting a new project to push the limits of security governance and threat research. We are looking for a new team member who is passionate about network security and developing metrics and indicators from precursor events to predict security breaches. You will publish your work in top security conferences for both academic and industry audiences.
You will work in a team of researchers from TU Delft and its U.S. partners at Tusla University and Carnegie Mellon. You will also closely collaborate with security experts at the leading security firm Fox-IT. Part of your time will be spent inside the company. Your task will be to drive new ideas around the collection and application of threat intelligence and risk metrics. You will work to enhance security tradecraft to quantify threats and risks before the adversaries have a strong foothold in organizations.
Because this project is rooted in real-world industry practice, it is highly multi-disciplinary in its approach.
No applicant will already have all the required expertise. So don't be discouraged if some of the job description does not fit your background. We welcome applications from researchers with diverse backgrounds, as long as they are open to learn new skills and approaches.


  • Master’s degree with a relevant background
  • English language proficiency
  • Learning, self-motivation 


The TU Delft offers a customisable compensation package, a discount for health insurance and sport memberships, and a monthly work costs contribution. Flexible work schedules can be arranged. Coming to Delft Service organizes diverse events for new international employees and their accompanying partners, like Partner Career Workshops and Dutch Culture Workshops. Located on campus are the International Children’s Centre and an international primary school which are subject to availability as well as several bilingual schools in the nearby surrounding. Salary and benefits are in accordance with the Collective Labour Agreement for Dutch Universities. As a PhD candidate you will be enrolled in the TU Delft Graduate School. TU Delft Graduate School provides an inspiring research environment; an excellent team of supervisors, academic staff and a mentor; and a Doctoral Education Programme aimed at developing your transferable, disciplinerelated and research skills. Please visit www.tudelft.nl/phd for more information.

Additional information

For information about this vacancy, you can contact Carlos Gañán, Assistant Professor, email: C.HernandezGanan@tudelft.nl, tel: +31 15 27 82216.