Xander Bouwman

Xander Bouwman

PhD Candidate

Delft University of Technology


Xander is a PhD candidate at Delft University of Technology with a background in software engineering and public policy. He studies information security from a socio-technical perspective, taking an economics approach in order to understand the incentives that shape the behaviour of attackers and defenders.

His 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. During his studies, he gained experience with public policy through various internships.


  • Cybersecurity information sharing
  • Threat intelligence


Peer-reviewed academic work

(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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