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Covid-19 and Russian aid in Lombardy: narratives in the Italian media

11/06/2020 -  Irene Dioli

Cooperation or interference? Russia's military presence in Lombardy has been the subject of doubts, clashes, and conflicting narratives in the Italian media

Dealing with Russia's brazenness in cyber space

22/04/2020 -  Giorgio Comai

Western governments recently attributed to Russia a massive cyber-attack against Georgia. In this and other situations, the brazenness of the attack was seemingly a goal in itself. But Russia is not the only cyber threat. Structural political incentives for better security practices and international solidarity and assistance are needed

Quintarelli: politics cannot be done remotely

28/04/2020 -  Niccolò Caranti

Some things can be done remotely, but parliamentary activity requires presence, and not only for IT security issues. Interview with computer scientist and former MP Stefano Quintarelli

Did the State do it? The attribution of cyber attacks

05/05/2020 -  Niccolò Caranti

Whenever a website has issues, we immediately think of hackers – maybe Russians. But how do you understand when a State really is responsible for an attack, and how do you hold it accountable?

Electronic voting, cybersecurity, and Russian hackers

10/03/2020 -  Niccolò Caranti

The Coronavirus emergency brings back talk about online voting, prohibited by our Constitution. According to Stefano Zanero, of the Polytechnic of Milan, it is necessary to ensure that all the IT infrastructures linked to the elections are secure, because in any country the first threat to consider is always that of those in power. We met him

Cybersecurity and politics

13/02/2020 -  Niccolò Caranti

Political parties do not seem to take cybersecurity seriously. Yet, there are dangers for their members’ data, their executives’ communications, and even their countries’ infrastructure. A map made within the framework of the project ESVEI by OBC Transeuropa.

Political parties, please meet cybersecurity

23/01/2020 -  Giorgio Comai

They have large amounts of private data, their internal communications are highly sensitive, they have a lot of power, they don’t seem to take cybersecurity seriously. How do we move forward?

Cybersecurity, a short bibliography

23/01/2020 - 

A short bibliography on cybersecurity, compiled as a part of our ESVEI project

Italy: doing politics with politicians’ money

19/12/2019 -  Gianluca De FeoOrnaldo Gjergji

After the abolition of direct public funding of politics in 2013, Italy intended to increase private donations. However, the numbers tell a different story: little funding comes from “big donors”, while a lot comes from elected representatives. Meanwhile, the absence of direct public funding in Italy remains a European anomaly.

Doing politics without public funds, the speakers' interventions

28/11/2019 -  Niccolò Caranti

We publish the detailed report of the speakers' interventions at the policy workshop "Doing politics without public funds. New vulnerabilities and transparency challenges", which took place on November 20th, 2019 in Rome, as part of the ESVEI project promoted by OBCT/ CCI