Tatiana Tropina

Researcher and trainer in cybersecurity

I deliver quality research and training that brings together deep scholar knowledge and practical experience in cybersecurity

– Status: Senior Researcher at Max Planck Institute for Foreign and International Criminal Law, Freiburg, Germany. Current research includes international standards to fight cybercrime, the comparative analysis of cybercrime legislation, self- and co-regulation, public private partnerships to address cybersecurity issues,  cybersecurity and human rights, and the multi-stakeholder approaches to fight cybercrime.

– Member since: January 2017

– Languages:  English (full professional proficiency), Russian (native), German (upper-intermediate).

– Geographic coverage: Based in Germany, serving globally.

– What I do: My work ranges from academic research projects to serving as a consultant for different international organisations and NGOs on cybercrime and cybersecurity issues. I also regularly deliver presentations at international events and serve as a trainer at different capacity building programs.

– How it helps: I deliver quality research and training that brings together deep scholar knowledge and practical experience and allows to approach cybercrime and cybersecurity issues from a broader perspective of the ICT regulation and Internet Governance.

– My background: My background includes both academic and practical experience. I have been conducting cybercrime research for more than 10 years, starting in Russia in 2002, where I became the first Russian researcher to defend a PhD thesis on cybercrime (2005). From 2002 to 2009, I was responsible for cybercrime projects at the regional subdivision of the Transnational Crime and Corruption Centre (George Mason University, USA) in Vladivostok, Russia. At the same time, from 2003 to 2008, I worked full-time as a lawyer and then as head of the legal departments of a number of telecommunication companies.

Since 2009, I have been involved in both legal research and various applied cybercrime projects at the international level. This activity includes such projects as carrying out a cybercrime study for the Global Symposium of Regulators (ITU, 2010) or serving as a consultant to the UNODC Comprehensive Cybercrime Study (2012-2013) and to the World Bank’s World Development Report 2016 (2015).

I have a number of publications to my credit, including a monograph on cybercrime; and I am frequently invited to present at various international events.