CYBERSEC Young Leaders

The Kosciuszko Institute is launching a new initiative addressed to young, ambitious and visionary students interested in strategic and interdisciplinary aspects of cybersecurity.


We warmly invite MA and PhD students to take part in the CALL FOR PAPERS on challenges in cyberspace within such domains as international relations, economy, national security, defence, etc.


The IV European Cybersecurity Forum – CYBERSEC will be held on 8 – 9 OCTOBER 2018 in Krakow, Poland


The papers shall be sent till theend of June to


Once a year, the mesmerizing city of Krakow becomes the European centre for strategic discussions on cybersecurity, a place of inspiring debates, presentations and informal conversations. Authors of 3 best papers will be invited to take part in the specially dedicated panel discussion entitled Young Cybersecurity Leaders looking Ahead during the IV European Cybersecurity Forum – CYBERSEC. CYBERSEC is a public policy conference dedicated to the pivotal aspects of cyberspace and cybersecurity. CYBERSEC gathers more than 1,000 participants from around the world, including political decision-makers, diplomats, experts, business leaders and academic researchers.

Winners will be granted:
– VIP pass for the whole conference including travel & accommodation and unlimited networking opportunities,
– Invitation for afterhours events, e.g. CYBERSEC Banquet,
– Publication of their articles in theEuropean Cybersecurity Journal.

 We are pleased to announce winners of  this year edition of CYBERSEC Young Leaders!

This year, the authors of the best articles are:

  • Amit Elazari - UC Berkeley School of Law

"Private Ordering Shaping Cybersecurity Policy: The Case of Bug Bounties"

  • Ginevra Fontana - Master's Student in International Security Studies at Scuola Superiore Sant'Anna & University of Trento. Selected Student at Collegio Clesio. Collaborator at the Center for Cyber Security and International Relations Studies of the University of Florence. Particularly interested in Armed Conflicts, Cybersecurity, Arms Trade and Terrorism Studies.

"Error 404: Drone Not Found Smartphones as Unmanned Aerial Vehicles’ Ground Control Stations:  an overview of cyber-related vulnerabilities"

  • Kateryna Isirova - PhD Student at V. N. Karazin Kharkiv National University, Computer science department. Research field: information security, post-quantum cryptography.

"Blockchain technology as the perspective instrument for ensuring electronic trusted services in conditions of cyberthreats"

  • Isabella Oldani -  PhD candidate at the School of International Studies of the University of Trento (Italy). Her research mainly focuses on data protection issues in relation to EU data export restrictions. She is currently a visiting research student at the Centre for Commercial Law Studies of the Queen Mary University of London where she is working alongside the Cloud Legal Project. Previously, she has worked for an international law firm in Milan and interned at the Permanent Mission of Italy to the United Nations in Vienna.

"The (un)desirable consequences of the (extra)territorial scope of the General Data Protection Regulation"

Find the winners among the CYBERSEC speakers >>> 

Congratulations and see you in Krakow!