Rayna Stamboliyska is a strategy and foresight practitioner focusing on EU cyber diplomacy and resilience including issues related to cybersecurity, strategic autonomy, and data protection.
An award-winning author for her most recent book “La face cachée d’Internet” (“The dark side of the Internet”, Larousse 2017), Rayna is also an IoT hacker and a staunch proponent of open source, data, and science.
Rayna has extensively explored the impact of data and technology in conflict and post-conflict zones in the MENA region and Eastern Europe and has experience in advocacy and community building for open source, data, and science. She has served in various executive positions and has consulted for international organisations, private companies, governments, and non-profits, interfacing with public sector actors, and guiding them through innovative policy-making processes.
Energetic and passionate, Rayna has grown to become a recognised information security speaker committed to educating those outside of the industry on security threats and best practices. She is associate professor at Sciences Po Paris, a Board Member of the Women4Cyber Foundation and writes up the cybersecurity expert column “50 shades of Internet” at ZDNet.fr.