Eva is a Research Fellow at the GCSCC supporting the delivery of global cybersecurity capacity-building expertise by promoting the Centre’s CMM through country reviews.
In particular, her role involves developing knowledge-transfer material and supporting the Oceania Cyber Security Centre (OCSC) in Melbourne, Australia, in their deployment of the CMM across the Pacific island states. Her work also includes close work with high-level stakeholders in governments, regional and international organisations, academia and industry. By the end of 2019, she participated in nine country reviews around the world: Ghana (January 2018), North Macedonia (January 2018), Brazil (March 2018), Samoa (April 2018), Tonga (June 2018), Bosnia and Herzegovina (October 2018), The Gambia (October 2018), Georgia (November 2018), and Tunisia (June 2019). She is also leading the revision of the Centre’s CMM.
Before working with the GCSCC, Eva was an Associate Fellow at the European Union Institute for Security Studies (EUISS) in Brussels working on the project 'EU Cyber Capacity Building Toolkit'. She obtained her PhD in Politics and International Studies from the University of Warwick (UK) and her thesis examined EU-US cooperation in cybersecurity focusing on the fight against cybercrime. Her field research was conducted in Brussels, Washington, D.C. (Georgetown University) and The Hague. She holds an MSc in International Relations & Global Issues from the University of Nottingham. Prior to joining the EUISS, she worked at NATO, Europol/European Cybercrime Centre (EC3), the European Parliament and at the Center for Security Studies at ETH Zürich. Her experiences included working on the EU Cyber Security Strategy, the Network and Information Security (NIS) Directive and the GDPR. Eva was also acting as the coordinator of the IAS Cyber Security Research Network at the University of Warwick and is a member of Swansea University's Cyberterrorism Project.