Xander Bouwman

Xander Bouwman

PhD Candidate

Delft University of Technology


Xander is a PhD candidate at Delft University of Technology in the Netherlands. He studies cybersecurity threat information sharing.

The four-year doctoral research project started in 2019, with promotors Prof.dr. Michel van Eeten and Prof.dr.ing. Bram Klievink.

Previously, he completed a BSc in Information Sciences at Utrecht University and an MSc in Complex Systems Engineering and Management at Delft University of Technology.

He has interned at the National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC-NL), Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MFA) , and Data Protection Authority (DPA) of the Netherlands, as well as in European Parliament.


  • Cybersecurity info sharing
  • Threat intelligence
  • Network governance


Peer-reviewed academic work

(2021). Helping hands: Measuring the impact of a large threat intelligence sharing community. In 31st USENIX Security Symposium (USENIX Security 22).

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(2020). A different cup of TI? The added value of commercial threat intelligence. In 29th USENIX Security Symposium (USENIX Security 20).

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