Workshop European Cybersecurity Law, Policy, Governance

Workshop European Cybersecurity Law, Policy, Governance

iHub - Radboud University
Erasmusplein 1, Nijmegen

Room E19.03 (19th floor)

Thursday 22 February 2024

12:00 - 18:00

On Thursday 22nd of February 2024, we are delighted to host a workshop on Cybersecurity Law, Governance and Policy for PhDs and early career researchers. Are you interested in European cybersecurity law and/or governance, then please join us to discuss your work and meet other early career researchers!

The goal of this workshop is to create a platform for researchers working on European Cybersecurity Law & Policy to build a network of researchers working on similar research, to get to know each other’s work better, and to foster interesting discussions on the EU’s rapidly evolving regulatory framework for cybersecurity.

The regulatory speed for cybersecurity legislation is acceleratingquickly. Especially since the adoption of the 2013 Cybersecurity Strategy, which was updated both in 2017 and 2020, cybersecurity is high on the EU’s agenda. In 2020, the European Commission and the High Representative of the Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy presented the latest strategy, ‘EU’s Cybersecurity Strategy for the Digital Decade’, outlining regulatory, investment, and policy instruments to address cybersecurity issues and capabilities in the coming years. Indeed, in recent years, the EU rolled out and proposed various pieces of cybersecurity legislation in quick succession, such as the NIS2 Directive, the Digital Operational Resilience Act (DORA), the proposed Cyber Resilience Act, and the proposed Cyber Solidarity Act.

This explosion of cybersecurity legislation and policies raises a myriad of interesting research topics to explore during the workshop, such as:

  • Developments and trends in the regulation of cybersecurity

    • The EU’s proposal for a Cyber Resilience Act

    • The EU’s proposal for a Cyber Solidarity Act

    • The NIS 2 Directive and its transposition by Member States

    • The role of standardisation and certification

    • The role of cybersecurity authorities in the EU, in the MemberStates and beyond

    • Cybersecurity and consumer protection

    • Supply chain security

    • Patching and coordinated vulnerability disclosure policies

  • Cybersecurity and fundamental rights

  • Cybersecurity and the interplay with data protection

  • Emerging cybersecurity issues in times of conflict

    • Cyberwarfare

    • National security aspects of cybersecurity

    • Cybersurveillance export controls and commercial spyware regulation

    • Cyberintelligence and cyberespionage

    • The EU’s Cyberdiplomacy Toolbox

  • Cybersecurity and product security for the Internet of Things

Would you like to present your research?

While you are welcome to register just to meet and listen to others, we are also looking for participants who wish to give a short presentation of their research – be it your developing PhD research, an upcoming promising paper, or a brand-new project. Participants will be asked to give a brief presentation which will be followed by a Q&A session. We will ask a senior colleague to moderate the session.

If you would like to present your research, please send your name, affiliation, presentation title, short abstract and 4 keywords to before 31 January 2024. We will aim to accommodate as many presentations as possible.

How to register for the event:

The event is free to attend, but registration is required. You canregister by sending an e-mail to Please include your name and affiliation. If you have any dietary requirements, please include them in the e-mail too. The lunch/food is vegetarian by default. Registrations are open until 10 February. As we do have a room capacity limit, we will accept registrations on a first-come, first-serve basis.

Practical details

  • The workshop will last from ~12.00 to 18:00 (final program to be decided).

  • Location: Radboud University (Nijmegen) @ iHub Research Group (room 19.03, Erasmus Building, 19th floor) in-person only!

  • Lunch & drinks are included!

This event is supported by the Privacy & Identity Lab (PI.Lab), a collaboration between Radboud University, Tilburg University, and TNO.

Kind regards,

Mattis van ‘t Schip & Suzanne Nusselder