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Ido Sivan Sevilla

Experience & Interests:

After BA in Computer Science from the Technion - Israel Institute of Technology, and eight years of experience in technical cybersecurity positions from the Israeli Air Force [Captain], Private Sector, and Prime Minister's Office, I completed a MA Public Policy Program as a Fulbright Scholar at the University of Minnesota, starting my transition to become a social scientist. Then, I started my PhD Studies at the Public Policy Department in the Hebrew University of Jerusalem and a Neubauer Research Fellowship at the Institute for National Security Studies (INSS) at the Tel Aviv University. On August 2019, I started my post-doc at Cornell-Tech University.

I keep myself busy with learning theories of risk, data governance and public policy, studying research methods to improve myself as a researcher, conducting research on the security, privacy, fairness, and accountability of digital infrastructures across contexts, and partnering with Israel's National Cyber Directorate in stimulating the local market of cyber-risks' insurance.

Below are links to published and some unpublished works, media op-eds and appearances, podcasts, and lectures.



Here you can find some of published or soon-to-be published articles and thoughts on public-policy, privacy, cybersecurity, and risk-governance. For the most updated list of published work please use my CV link.

Peer-reviewed Scientific Journals

Sivan-Sevilla, I. (2020) "Europeanization on Demand: The EU Cybersecurity
     Certification Regime between Market Integration and Core State Powers [1997-2019]."
     Journal of Public Policy. DOI:10.1017/S0143814X20000173. Summary available here.

Sivan-Sevilla, I. (2019). "Framing and Governing Cyber Risks: Comparative Analysis of US
     Federal Policies [1996-2018]", Journal of Risk Research.      

Sivan-Sevilla, I. (2018). "Complementaries and Contradictions: National Security
     and Privacy Risks in U.S. Federal Policy, 1968-2018", Policy & Internet 11(2): 172-214,
     DOI: 10.1002/poi3.189. Blog post about the article available here.

Siboni G. & I. Sivan-Sevilla. (2017). "Israeli Cyberspace Regulation: A Conceptual Framework, 
     Inherent Challenges, and Normative Recommendations." Cyber, Intelligence, and Security   
1(1):83-102. Available here.

Sivan-Sevilla, I. (2020). "Analytical Framework for Cyber Risk-Regulatory
     Models", Haifa Law Review.Paper was selected 5 out of 20 papers for a   
     special issue on law & cyber policy. Available here (Hebrew).

Under Review:

Sivan-Sevilla I., W. Chu, X. Liang, H. Nissenbaum. "Unaccounted Privacy Violation: A Comparative
     Analysis of Persistent Identification of Users Across Social Contexts." Research was highlighted by   
     Cornell University here.

Sivan-Sevilla I. "The Israeli Cybersecurity Challenge: Policy Regime Change [1998-2018]." In
     Avigur A. and I. Berkovich (eds.) Public Policy in the Information Age. Open University of
     Israel. Magness Books.

Sivan-Sevilla, I. "Artificial Intelligence without Data Protection? A Comparative Analysis of National
     Enforcement Styles vis-à-vis AdTech." Special issue on AI Governance for the Journal of European
     Public Policy

Book Chapters

Sivan-Sevilla I. & S. Sharvit. "When Cybersecurity Meets the Regulatory State: Case-Study Analysis of
     the Israeli Cybersecurity Regulatory Regime". In Galnor I., E. Tevet, and V. 
Shiffer (eds.). Regulation
     in Israel: Values, Effectiveness, Methods.
Available here.


Peer-reviewed Conference Proceedings


Sivan-Sevilla, I. 2017. "Trading Privacy for Security in Cyberspace: A study Across the Dynamics of  
     U.S. Federal Laws and Regulations Between 1967 and 2016." 9th International Conference on Cyber
     Conflict (CyCon).
IEEE, pp. 1 -19. Available here.

Rechavi, A., T. Berenblum, D. Maimon, I. Sivan-Sevilla. 2015. "Hackers Typology Matter Geography:
     Mapping the Dynamics of Repeated System Trespassing Events Networks."
IEEE/ACM International
     Conference on Advances in Social Network Analysis and Mining
. Available here.


Peer-Reviewed Book-length Research Projects for Policymakers

Siboni G. & I. Sivan-Sevilla. (2018). "Cybersecurity Regulations at the Private Sector: A Comparative
     Analysis of U.S., EU, UK, France, Germany, and Israel."  INSS: Tel-Aviv, Israel. Available here.

Sivan-Sevilla, I. & T. Shwartz-Altshuler. (2021, Forthcoming). "What is Cyber? A Guide to
     Policymakers." The Israel Democracy Institute, Jerusalem (Hebrew).


Unpublished Papers:

Whistleblowing in the Digital Age

The Policy Debate over Net Neutrality

Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA) Analysis 

Open Government - Phases of Development & Democratic Contribution

Cybersecurity Policy Networks

Anthropological Analysis of Israel's Cybersecurity Policy

Privacy Standards in the Global Market: The Invalidation of the US-EU Safe Harbor Agreement

Punctuated Equilibrium & Gradual Institutional Change 

The Role of Problems in Agenda Setting

Public Participation Mechanisms

Explaining Complex Causalities in Social Science

Understanding Variance in Risk-Regulatory Regimes


Media Op-eds & Podcasts:

Cornell Tech - Digital Life Initiative. The role of cyber insurers.

Georgetown Journal of International Affairs: The Private-sector Cybersecurity Challenge

Columbia Science and Technology Law Review: Privacy at the Private-Sector Digital Economy

TheMarker: The Cybersecurity Double-Standard

Apple Vs. The FBI 

The EU-US Fight For Privacy

Haaertz: Private-Sector Cybersecurity

Times of Israel - Peace With Your Neighbor 

INSS Podcast: The Regulation of Cybersecurity

INSS Podcast: Cyber Risks as Systemic Risks

2018 TV Interview on Cyber Risks and the Cybersecurity Problem - Global Perspective Show

Deception-based Cybersecurity

CyCon 2017 Security & Privacy Panel

Cybersecurity Implications of WikiLeaks Revelations

INSS 2017 Annual Conference - Understanding the Cyber-Security Problem

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