CYBERSEC GLOBAL 2020 SPEAKERS

Theodoros Karathanasis

Theodoros Karathanasis

CYBERSEC 2020 Young Leader; PhD candidate in European Law, University of Grenoble Alpes

Hellenic national, I acquired a strong experience on management after having been working for seven years in private sector (2005-2012). Since 2017, I hold a double degree in law (Paris II Panthéon Assas, 2016) and economics & management (Univ. of Strasbourg, 2017). While graduating from Sciences Po Grenoble in 2018 on European Governance studies (Master), I completed the same year an internship to the Permanent Representation of Greece to the EU, in the department for relations with the European Parliament, the CoR and the EESC. Today Phd candidate in EU law at my 3rd year at the Grenoble laboratory CESICE (Centre Européen de Sécurité Internationale et des Coopérations Européennes). I obtained a scholarship by the Grenoble Alpes Institute of Cybersecurity to write a thesis on “The effectiveness of the NIS Directive: national actors in the face of European rules on cybersecurity”. Therein, a communication was made in 2019 at the AFEE Study Day in Grenoble on "The acceptance of EU law limited by state adaptation: the case of the NIS Directive”. With a vivid interest in the concept of “hybrid threats”, I try to combine it with my field of study themes related to Artificial Intelligence, the European mechanisms of crisis management (e.g. IPCR, CRS, Argus), the external action of the Union (e.g. CFSP-CSDP) or the instrumentalization of international law (e.g. Tallin Manual 2.0). At the moment, a study on “Assessing Union's Cybersecurity policy ‘softness’ beyond EU law compliance” is being drafted.