Cyber Security Seminar

The European Cybersecurity Seminar (ECS) provides cybersecurity researchers and practitioners with a platform to present and get feedback on research projects and papers.

We hold monthly hour-long seminar meetings where participants can present research to the community. To ensure high-quality feedback, for each presentation ECS will identify and assign an expert discussant to each paper who will provide detailed comments, before opening up the discussion to all participants.

This Seminar has three main goals. First, it promotes cutting-edge research and interdisciplinary dialogue. Second, it aims to foster a community of trust among Europe’s cybersecurity experts. Third, it aspires to support junior scholars who may lack local networks providing guidance since cybersecurity remains an emerging field of research. To that end, we explicitly welcome submissions by junior scholars.

The ECS is chaired by Lennart Maschmeyer (ETH Zurich) and Lilly Pijnenburg Muller (King’s College London).

Would you like to present your paper or be discussant at the ECS? Please email us your title and abstract (max. 250 words) at

DatePresenter Title
30.09.21Frederick DouzetThe Geopolitics of Data Routing
21.10.21Anita GohdesRepression in the digital age: Cyber controls and state violence in the 21st century. The title of the chapter is: Global evidence: Internet outages and repression.
25.11.21Dennis BroedersToo Close for Comfort: Cyber Terrorism and Information Security across National Policies and International Diplomacy
16.12.21Tim StevensCyber Risk: Hyperconnectivity and the Political Economy of Uncertainty
27.01.22James ShiresBook Launch:The Politics of Cybersecurity in the Middle East
24.02.22Lucas KelloCyber Legalism 
07.04.22Ola MichalecWhen new tools enter the old world: can safety and cyber security coexist in modern critical infrastructures?
05.05.22Irene Poetranto & Jakub DalekInternet filtering and network shutdowns in the context of the ethno-religious conflicts in Myanmar and Indonesia
30.06.22Mischa HanselBug Bounty Programs as a Global Public Good
28.07.22Nina Bindel & Kristen CsenkeyPost-Quantum Cryptographic Assemblages and the Governance of theQuantum Threat
25.08.22Erik Van den SandtHansa Market, Cyberbunker, and Encrochat: The Need for Data Scientific Investigations
29.09.22Jan LemnitzerBack to the roots? – history, neutrality and the future of due diligence in cyberspace