ECCRI provides a European venue for academic and policy dialogue on cyber conflict.

As a member-driven organization dedicated to making high-quality, original research accessible to policy-makers and the general public, ECCRI is the first organisation of its kind in Europe.

Fellowship Program

The ECCRI European Cybersecurity Fellowship is a year-long program to develop highly talented young European professionals who are interested in accelerating their career in cybersecurity policy.

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Research Workshops

Virtual Research Workshops provide cybersecurity researchers and practitioners with a platform to present and get feedback on research projects and papers.

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Research and Publications

ECCRI Cybersecurity Fellows attended IGF 2023 in Kyoto

24 Nov 2023

Three ECCRI Cybersecurity 2023-2024 Fellows – Cat Easdon, Aideen Fay, and Nils Brinker – presented their research at the 18th annual meeting of the Internet Governance Forum (IGF) that was hosted by the Government of Japan in Kyoto from 8 to 12 October 2023. The trip was made possible with the help of an additional grant from the Government of Malta, which supports the ECCRI Fellowship Program.

Introducing Binding Hook: ECCRI’s Innovative Media Hub

07 Nov 2023

It’s here!

The European Cyber Conflict Research Initiative (ECCRI) is happy and proud to introduce Binding Hook, a new media outlet to gather expert perspectives on digital and emerging technologies and security.

Managing Editors Max Smeets and James Shires are thrilled to introduce you to this new platform and here’s why.

The ECCRI launches a new Associate program, and welcomes two Senior Research Associates

03 Nov 2023

ECCRI welcomes Dan Black and Jamie MacColl as the inaugural Senior Research Associates to the newly launched Associate program.

Dan Black is a Principal Analyst on the Cyber Espionage team at Google’s Mandiant, where he specializes in analysis of Russia’s cyber program and the broader dynamics of competition and conflict in cyberspace. Dan was previously the Deputy Head and Principal Analyst in NATO’s Cyber Threat Analysis Branch.

Jamie MacColl is a Research Fellow in cyber threats and cybersecurity at RUSI. His research interests include cyber security, the evolution of the cyber threat landscape, the role of emerging technologies in security and defence policy and the uses of history in policymaking. Current research projects focus on cyber insurance and cyber risks related to the Globalisation of Technology.

“We are delighted that the new Associate program will further strengthen ECCRI’s commitment to producing and supporting cutting-edge, original research that harnesses the insights of leading thinkers and practitioners in the field of cyber conflict,” Monica Kello, ECCRI’s Trustee and Board member, notes.