Isabel Skierka

Isabel Skierka

Non-Resident Fellow

Isabel Skierka is a non-resident fellow with the Global Public Policy Institute (GPPi) and a researcher at the Digital Society Institute at the European School for Management and Technology (ESMT) in Berlin. In her work, she focuses on industrial cybersecurity. Isabel also serves as a co-chair of the Internet Governance Forum Germany’s steering committee.

Prior to joining the ESMT, Isabel was a research associate with GPPi for two years. There, she helped build the institute’s digital and technology issue area and was part of the dialogue project Transatlantic Digital Debates and the research project Transatlantic Dialogues on Security and Freedom in the Digital Age.

Isabel has work experience at NATO, where she contributed to its Smart Defence initiative as a Carlo Schmid Fellow, and at the European Commission’s DG Connect. Her professional experience includes a research stay at the Institute of Computer Science of the Free University of Berlin. From 2011 to 2014, Isabel served​ as an editor at the German online magazine Adlas Journal for Foreign and Security Policy.

Isabel holds a master’s degree in international conflict studies from the War Studies Department of King’s College London and a bachelor’s degree in European studies from Maastricht University, with scholarships from the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) and Maastricht University.

Languages: German, English, French

Recent Publications

Commentary 11 January 2016

Germany Needs an Independent Digital Emergency Response Team

by Isabel Skierka, Mirko Hohmann

Commentary 11 January 2016

Deutschland braucht ein unabhängiges digitales Notfallteam

by Isabel Skierka, Mirko Hohmann

Policy Paper 19 November 2015

National CSIRTs and Their Role in Computer Security Incident Response

by Robert Morgus, Isabel Skierka, Mirko Hohmann, Tim Maurer
GPPi & New America

Article 05 November 2015

Book Review: Krieg der Knöpfe

by Isabel Skierka
Internationale Politik, November/Dezember 2015

Commentary 20 July 2015

The Challenges Facing Computer Security Incident Response Teams

by Tim Maurer, Isabel Skierka
Council on Foreign Relations

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