Nayia Barmpaliou

Nayia is currently a Non-Resident Expert on cybersecurity at the EU Institute for Security Studies and the Executive Director of Cyber Lab International, a boutique firm consulting on cyber policy, capacity building and cyber governance issues.

Previously, she led the public policy initiatives of the World Economic Forum’s Centre for Cybersecurity and managed the Centre’s relationships with governments, international organisations, academia and civil society.

Between 2013 and 2018, Nayia led the EU’s dialogue and cooperation on cyber capacity building with governments and organisations internationally and was in charge of designing and managing the EU’s global and trans-regional multi-million external assistance programmes on cybersecurity and cybercrime. In this role she worked to mainstream cybersecurity in the EU’s development cooperation, advised on the impact of evolving cybersecurity policies and regulatory developments to international cooperation, and represented the EU in relevant international negotiations.

She is a practising attorney in Greece and prior to her focus on cybersecurity she spent a decade working on human rights and justice/security sector reform in various positions at the EU headquarters and in the field.