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Ido Sivan Sevilla


After Computer Science BA from the Technion - Israel Institute of Technology, and eight years of experience in Cybersecurity from the Israeli Air Force [Captain], Private Sector, and Prime Minister's Office, I completed a Fulbright MA Public Policy Program at the University of Minnesota, starting my transition to become a social scientist.

Currently, I'm a PhD Candidate and Teaching Assistant at the Public Policy Department in the Hebrew University of Jerusalem and a Neubauer Research Fellow at the Institute for National Security Studies (INSS) at the Tel Aviv University.

I keep myself busy with learning theories of risk-regulatory governance, studying research methods and improving as a researcher, conducting research on the U.S. and EU risk-regulatory systems, and partnering with Israel's National Cyber Directorate in stimulating the local market of cyber-risks' insurance.


Below you can find some of published or soon-to-be published articles and thoughts on public-policy, cybersecurity, and risk-governance:

Sivan-Sevilla, I. (2018). "Complementaries and Contradictions: National Security and Privacy Risks in U.S. Federal Policy, 1968-2018", Policy & Internet. DOI: 10.1002/poi3.189

Siboni G. &  I. Sivan-Sevilla. 2018. "Cybersecurity Regulation at the Private Sector: A Comparative Analysis of U.S., EU, UK, France, Germany, and Israel." Memorandum No. 180. INSS. Tel Aviv. Link is available here (Hebrew). A summary in English was published in the Georgetown Journal of International Affairs and is available here.   

Siboni G. & I. Sivan-Sevilla. 2017. "Israeli Cyberspace Regulation: A Conceptual Framework, Inherent Challenges, and Normative Recommendations." Cyber, Intelligence, and Security. Vol. 1, No. 1. Available here.

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.

Submitted work, soon to be published: 

Sivan-Sevilla, I. "Regulatory Models for Risk-Regulation: A Comparative Analysis of U.S. Cyber Risk-Regulation Regimes." Submitted to Journal of Risk Research. Currently in R&R.

Sivan-Sevilla, I. "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].

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


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:

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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