• Fabio Martinelli, SPARTA
  • Claudia Eckert, SPARTA Strategic Research & Innovation Roadmap for Cybersecurity
  • Evangelos Markatos, CyberSec4Europe Roadmapping
  • Arthur van der Wees, CONCORDIA Cybersecurity Roadmap for European Digital Sovereignty
  • Theodora Tsikrika, Towards the ECHO Roadmap


Fabio Martinelli, SPARTA

Fabio Martinelli is a research director of the Italian National Research Council (CNR) where he is referent for cybersecurity activities. His main research interests involve security, trust and privacy in distributed and mobile systems. He founded and chaired the WG on security and trust management (STM) of the European Research Consortium in Informatics and Mathematics (ERCIM) and the WG 11.14 in secure engineering of the International Federation of Information Processing (IFIP). He coordinated the EU NESSoS Network of Excellence in Future Internet Security and the EU Training Network on Cyber Security (NeCS). He chaired the WG3 on Research and Innovation of the Network and Information Security (NIS) Platform promoted by the European Commission. He is currently partnership Director of SPARTA.  He acts as first director on the Board of ECSO and co-chairs ECSO WG6 SRIA. Fabio Martinelli also serves as an expert in the H2020 Protection and Security Advisory Group (PASAG).

Professor Dr. Claudia Eckert, SPARTA

Claudia Eckert is a full professor at Technical University of Munich where she holds the Chair for IT Security in the Department of Computer Science. She is also founder and director of the Fraunhofer AISEC (Fraunhofer Institute for Applied and Integrated Security). The focus of her research and teaching activities is on the areas of operating systems, middleware, communication networks and information security. As a member of various national and international industrial advisory boards and scientific committees, she advises companies, trade associations and the public authorities in all questions of IT security. In several committees she contributes to the design of the technical and scientific framework conditions in Germany as well as to the design of scientific funding programs on the European scale.

Arthur van der Wees, CONCORDIA

Arthur van der Wees is founder and managing director of Arthur’s Legal & Strategies, an international strategic law firm with a global reach. Arthur is attorney at law, standardisation and policy expert, entrepreneur, strategist and frequent speaker worldwide and has in-depth experience and is well-connected in the world of digital, data, human-centric emerging technology, accountability, resilience & global business. He is founding member of the Alliance for IoT Innovation (AIOTI), where he is Chair of the Policy Working Group, as well as leader of both the Security in IoT Taskforce and Privacy in IoT Taskforce. He is (co-)author of various publications about innovation, digital transformation, data, IoT, computing, security and privacy and trust, and he has contributed to several EU regulations and other policy instruments for the Digital Age. Furthermore he is advisory board member and respectively partner in more than 10 European projects, and part of ETSI’s Special Taskforce 547 on Security and Privacy in IoT. And, of course Arthur’s Legal is consortium partner of CONCORDIA (Strategies, Roadmap, Data, Policy, Legal, Chair Ethics Committee and Data Protection Officer).

Evangelos Markatos, CyberSec4Europe

Evangelos Markatos is a professor of Computer Science at the University of Crete. He  received his diploma in Computer Engineering from the University of Patras and the MSc and PhD in Computer Science from the University of Rochester. He is the founding head of the Distributed Computing Systems Lab at FORTH-ICS where he conducts research in the broader area of computer systems with a special emphasis in Network Security and Privacy. He is the coordinator of (i) the PROTASIS Marie Sklodowska-Curie project dealing with security and Privacy for the IoT; and (ii) the REACT  project  that deals with secure software. He has been a member of the permanent stakeholder group of ENISA and he is now a member of the Academic Advisory Network of Europol’s EC3 (European Cybercrime Center). He has served as: (i) the founding coordinator of  SysSec: The European  Network of Excellence in Threats and Vulnerabilities for the Future Internet, consisting of eight partners and more than 70 associated partners funded in part by the European Commission, (ii) the coordinator of the NoAH project which installed one of the largest academic Network of honeypots  in Europe; and (iii) the founding member of SENTER: The European Network of the National Centers of Excellence in Cybercrime Research Training and Education. Professor Markatos has co-authored more than 150  publications in top conferences and journals including  ACM SOSP, IEEE HPCA, ACM/IEEE ToN, IEEE JSAC, USENIX Security, INFOCOM, etc. According to Google Scholar his work has received close to 8,000 citations with an h-index of 45.

Theodora Tsikrika, ECHO

Theodora Tsikrika, PhD is a research fellow at the Information Technologies Institute of the Centre for Research and Technology Hellas (CERTH-ITI). She received the Degree in Computer Science from the University of Crete, and the MSc and PhD degrees in Computer Science from Queen Mary, University of London. Prior to joining CERTH-ITI in 2013, she worked as a postdoctoral researcher at Centrum Wiskunde & Informatica (CWI) (The Netherlands), the University of Applied Sciences Western Switzerland, and the Royal School of Library and Information Science (Denmark). Her research interests are in the areas of data mining with particular focus on AI technologies for security/cybersecurity applications. She has participated in several H2020 projects in the areas of security/ cybersecurity (e.g., ECHO, FORESIGHT, CONNEXIONs, CREST) and has co-authored more than 60 publications in refereed journals and international conferences.