Jacopo Franceschini is a Ph.D. Candidate at the International Relations Department of Kadir Has University (Istanbul), focusing on cybersecurity and cyber healthcare policy and regulation in Turkey and the Mediterranean region. Differences and commonalities among strategies, approaches, and legislation in cybersecurity in Mediterranean and Middle Eastern countries are his main areas of expertise and interest. Jacopo has worked as a researcher on security matters in several think tanks between Belgium and Turkey, such as European Neighbourhood Council (Brussels), Friedrich Naumann Foundation, and Istanbul Policy Center. He holds a Master’s in Law from the Catholic University of the Sacred Heart (Milan) and a Specializing Master’s in Middle Eastern Studies at ASERI (Graduate School of Economics and International Relations of Milan).