‘Digital Forensics: Opportunities for Public Private Partnerships’

The Hague Security Delta would like to invite you to the upcoming HSD Café on Digital Forensics. This Café will be marked by the official opening of the research lab Digital Forensics & E-Discovery located at the HSD Campus, as part of Leiden University of Applied Science. Given this opening, please note that the HSD Café will start thirty minutes earlier than usual.

As our living environment moves more and more towards the digital domain, various types of crime are making a similar transformation. Whereas crime scenes of the past are characterized by a physical “search area”, containing visible traces, today’s crime scenes are different as the perpetrator is no longer required to be present physically. Obviously, this fundamentally alters our approach to forensics, as traces are becoming digital, rather than physical. This requires law enforcement agencies to change accordingly.

During this HSD Café, we will discuss (digital) forensics in todays world. What does it encompass? What are the differences and similarities compared to traditional forensics? And how will the research lab contribute? What will it look like? And what role does the private sector have in all this? We have invited two stakeholders from different branches of the triple helix to share their knowledge and expertise on this subject.

The HSD Café is set up as follows:

From 15:00h until 15:30h, the registration-procedure will take place, in which visitors will receive their name badge. Please make sure you arrive on time, as we would like to start at 16:00h.

From 15:30h until 16:00h, the official opening of the research lab Digital Forensics & E-Discovery will take place (8th floor).

From 16:00h until 16:30h, the following experts will share their insights on the matter through brief presentations:

  • Hans Henseler (lector Digital Forensics & E-Discovery) will introduce the research lab and outline its importance in today’s changing security environment.
  • Hans van der Heijden (National Centre of Expertise Digital Forensics, National Police) will explore opportunities in regard to public-private partnerships.


From 16:30h onwards, the brief presentations will be followed by a discussion, in which the audience will have the opportunity to ask questions and share their views.

From 17:00h onwards, the bar is open for drinks and there will be ample opportunity to network.

The HSD Cafés provide an excellent opportunity to meet (potential) business partners, bring along your contacts, expand your knowledge, and shape the debate on key security issues of the future. Tell us what you think. Let your voice count, expand your network, and join the debate.