Research and Publications

The Oxford Cyber Forum: Registration Now Open

Join us at the Oxford Cyber Forum, a partnership between the European Cyber Conflict Research Initiative (ECCRI) and the Blavatnik School of Government at the University of Oxford, which serves as a crucial platform for dialogue among government officials, academics, civil society and private sector leaders on the evolving landscape of cyber conflict and security.

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Announcing the 2024-2025 ECCRI European Cybersecurity Fellowship Cohort: Fresh Perspectives, Collective Growth

The ECCRI European Cybersecurity Fellowship welcomes fourteen new fellows for 2024-2025 from government, civil society, academia and the private sector.

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ECCRI Virtual Research Workshops – Spring session calendar out now

ECCRI Virtual Research Workshops are back with the Spring session (March – June 2024) calendar! This year will feature senior and upcoming scholars presenting new research on the relationship between cybersecurity, Artificial Intelligence (AI), and other emerging technologies.

While the economic and social impacts of AI have dominated headlines over the last year, the implications of AI for cybersecurity (both offence and defence) have received less attention.

On the other hand, cybersecurity is one aspect of AI safety and security more broadly, and the course of cybersecurity policy offers important lessons for nascent AI governance conversations. Beyond AI, there are other emerging technologies – such as quantum computing, next-generation semiconductors, and biotechnologies – that also have the potential to significantly change the cybersecurity landscape. Our four workshops will shine a light on these rapidly evolving challenges, be sure to tune in!

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Where to do a PhD in Cyber Conflict in Europe?

Are you interested in pursuing a PhD in the field of cyber conflict or cyber security? This page provides a non-comprehensive list of relevant PhD programs and available supervisors in Europe, followed by their respective biographies (in alphabetical order).

Would you like to add your PhD program to the list? Please fill out the following survey.

Last updated: February 2024

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How to turn your research into an op-ed

02 Feb 2024

You’ve spent weeks, months, or years researching a topic and you’d like to share your findings with a wider audience. You’re an expert academic writer and know how to bulletproof your work against peer review. But to reach a wider audience, the research needs to be presented a different way – a way that may not feel natural to somebody trained in the academic world.

The Washington Post defines an op-ed as “an opinion piece by a guest writer that makes a clear argument about a topic usually (but not always) in the news. The name is derived from the traditional placement of these pieces opposite the editorial page of the printed newspaper.”  Op-eds are typically around 750-800 words, though we at Binding Hook allow them to be longer (between 800 to 1,200 words) to allow people to develop their argument fully.

ECCRI hosted a two-day REMIT workshop in Leuven

09 Jan 2024

During 20-21 December 2023, ECCRI in collaboration with KU Leuven organised a workshop focused on the nature of strategic digital technologies, such as 5G/6G, artificial intelligence, cloud-based infrastructure, or quantum computing.

Held under the umbrella of the REMIT Horizon Europe project, the workshop convened the partner institutions of the work package researching the economic and social aspects of technology governance, which ECCRI is leading.

The workshop at KU Leuven in Belgium was attended by representatives from research partners including the REMIT consortium leader Maastricht University, KU Leuven, and the Finnish Institute of International Affairs (FIIA).

The two-day discussions of initial research findings centred on how states use multilateral settings to manage both the potential but also existing security concerns related to strategic digital technologies. The workshop aimed to develop new insights into why states form coalitions to govern technology and how policy learnings shape this decision.