The Center is a public-private partnership between academia and national industries aimed at strengthening cyber security capacities of Public Administration and private sector through training, advisory and funding of research projects. Currently he also is an individual expert for ENISA in the field of cybersecurity policies and of cooperation between private sector and criminal justice authorities, and an expert for the EU CyberNet and the EU OCWAR-C international capacity building initiatives.
Between 2016 and 2021 he has beenProgramme Manager Cybercrime at the Council of Europe, in charge of the Global Action on CybercrimeExtended Project (GLACY+), the international capacity building flagship initiative on cybercrime of the European Union and the Council of Europe, to support governments and criminal justice sectors to fight cybercrime. In this capacity he has developed a number of initiatives aimed at strengthening legislation and policies worldwide in the cyber domain, at reinforcing criminal justice capacities to detect, investigate, prosecute and adjudicate cybercrime, and at improving international cooperation in the field.
Prior to the Council of Europe, he has worked in the field of data protection atthe European Union Agency on Fundamental Rights in Vienna, after a career of more than 10 years as a cybercrime and cyber security professional in the Italian financial sector, where –among other achievements –he kick started and operated the national Financial Institution ISAC. Matteo holds a PhD in Systems Engineering and an MSc Electronic Engineering from the Sapienza University of Rome, and a MSc inCyber Security from the Royal Holloway University of London.