Francesca Bosco is currently Project Lead, Cyber-Resilience at the Centre for Cybersecurity at the World Economic Forum. She is also Project Officer within the Emerging Crimes Unit in UNICRI, the United Nations Interregional Crime and Justice Research Institute.
Francesca earned a law degree in International Law and joined UNICRI in 2006 as a member of the Emerging Crimes Unit. She is responsible for cybercrime prevention projects, and in conjunction with key strategic partners has developed new methodologies and strategies for researching and countering computer related crimes. She has collaborated on different cybercrime and cybersecurity related projects, both at the European and at international level. More recently, Francesca has been researching and developing technical assistance and capacity building programs to counter the involvement of organized crime within the field of cybercrime, as well as examining the legal implications and future scenarios of cyberterrorism and cyberwar. Furthermore, she is researching and managing projects on hate speech online and data protection issues related to automated profiling.
She is also a member of the Internet Security Advisory Group of the European Cybercrime Center, a member of the Center for Internet and Human Rights and co-founder of the Tech and Law Center.