EU Strategy on Artificial Intelligence

The European Commission published on April 25 2018 a Communication outlining the strategy of the EU for Artificial Intelligence. This post looks at the document, its structure and main points. While the first two chapters deal with a general introduction an AI scenarios and Europe’s competitive posture in the international… Continue reading

e-Privacy XXI – Lucca 2017

e-Privacy is a biannual conference organised in Italy on the themes of privacy, security and surveillance. On June 23 2017 I prented at e-Privacy XXI a talk that is part of an ongoing research on cyber sovereignty and the role of nation states in Internet governance and cyber conflict. In his “Declaration… Continue reading

Cyber Borders and Cyber Sovereignty

Report of my presentation delivered at the 2017 Pirate Security Conference in Munich: Imposing and Evading Cyber Borders (The Dilemma of Sovereignty). Credit where credit is due: this presentation is the result of a research (and paper) developed with my friend and fellow cyber security advisor Emilio Iasiello.   Silide deck: psc2017-slides Continue reading

EU-ASEAN Cyber Policy

In early march 2016 I was invited to speak about cyber policy at two important meetings in Jakarta, Indonesia. On March 1 I participated in the the Policy Dialogue Roundtable Meeting with representatives of TELSOM (the ASEAN Telecommunications Senior Officials Meeting) organized by the National Electronics and Computer Technology Center (NECTEC)… Continue reading

Networks and States

Networks and States The Global Politics of Internet Governance Milton L. Mueller The MIT Press, 2010 Internet Governance was a hot subject in 2010 when this book was published and it is still so today, in our post-Snowden era. While it is true that this field is evolving rapidly, this… Continue reading

The European Court Strikes One for Privacy

Early this year the European Court of Justice declared the 2006 EU Date Retention Directive invalid. This is a very important turning point in the ongoing tug-of-war between privacy rights and security concerns, possibly a reversal of the tide that has been mounting since the beginning of the century. The… Continue reading

The (cyber) cop mentality

Last week (14-15 October 2014) I was in Brussels taking part in the ISSE 2014 information security conference, where I had also the opportunity to present a paper on the European Court of Justice’s repealing of the Data Retention Directive. Among the keynote speakers was Troels Ørting, head of EC3,… Continue reading

ISACA Venice paper on Critical Infrastructures

ISACA Venice Chapter just published its 5th paper, “National Cybersecurity, Awareness in Critical Industries in North East Italy”. I am a co-author, with Luca Moroni (coordinator) and Giuseppe Esposito. The paper sketches the general scenario on Critical Infrastructure Protection, supplies examples and also a practical tool for self-evaluation that can be… Continue reading

Cyber Security 2014 at Chatham House

Last week at Chatham House, the Royal Institute of International Affairs hosted its annual conference on Cyber Security. The theme was “Building Resilience, Reducing Risks” and it brought together a diverse set of speakers in the various panels, ranging from diplomats to public servants, from former military persons to corporate… Continue reading