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Francesca Spidalieri

Cybersecurity Consultant, Hathaway Global Strategies LLC

Senior Fellow for Cyber Leadership Pell Center for International Relations and Public Policy, Salve Regina University

Francesca Spidalieri is a cybersecurity consultant for Hathaway Global Strategies LLC and serves as Co-Principal Investigator for the Cyber Readiness Index 2.0 project at the Potomac Institute for Policy Studies. She is also the Senior Fellow for Cyber Leadership at the Pell Center for International Relations and Public Policy at Salve Regina University, where she leads the Cyber Leadership research project and the Rhode Island Corporate Cybersecurity Initiative (RICCI). In addition, Francesca serves as a cybersecurity subject-matter expert for the UN International Telecommunications Union (ITU), a Research Associate at the Center for Cyber Security and International Relations Studies at the University of Florence, a Non-Resident Fellow at the Kosciuszko Institute, and a Distinguished Fellow at the Ponemon Institute. Her academic research and publications have focused on cyber leadership development, cyber risk management, comparative organization analysis, and national cyber preparedness and resilience. She lectures regularly at cyber-related events in Europe and the United States and contributes to journal articles and other publications on cybersecurity and cyber policy matters affecting countries and organizations worldwide.