Robert is a Non-Resident Fellow at the Cyber Collaborative. Robert is based in Kraków, Poland, where he serves as the Chair of the Board at the Polish Cybersecurity Cluster #CyberMadeInPoland. At the Middlebury Institute, he was previously a Visiting Fellow at the Cyber Collaborative, supported by a Fulbright Fellowship, and Adjunct Faculty in the Nonproliferation and Terrorism Studies degree program. He is passionate about the interplay between new technologies, public policy, and security. He is excited to be affiliated with MIIS because it gives him a global perspective on the local challenges we all face in the process of digital transformation.

Areas of Interest


  • Cybersecurity 
  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Digital technologies and public policy
  • Constructivism in Security Studies

The intersection of technical, social, and political aspects of new technologies is not only one of the most critical issues within contemporary security studies but also one of the most challenging topics for our societies. Digital data became the crucial currency of our economies and evolving concepts of security, sovereignty, privacy, or attribution are only some dilemmas international community and national governments are currently facing due to that change. Indeed, we are on the verge of an era of robotization, Artificial Intelligence, quantum computing, nanotechnology, and the Internet of Things (or as many postulate Internet of Everything, IoE). Security of these digital technologies is becoming the backbone of the world in which we live. But because “technology doesn’t speak for itself” the problem of different perceptions of cybersecurity threats is not only scientifically stimulating but also socially and politically important. That is why I decided to dedicate my key research projects as well as my professional career to exploring the relationship between cybersecurity discourses and their policy implications.

Recent Accomplishments

  • Fulbright Junior Research Award for the academic year 2020/2021
  • Founder of the Polish Cybersecurity Cluster #CyberMadeInPoland
  • In June, Robert Siudak was elected to chair two sub-working groups within the European Cyber Security Organisation (ECSO)’s Working Group supporting SMEs and coordinating with countries and regions
  • These Working Groups Support:
    • The development of SMEs, start-ups, and high-growth companies, to help them to create more market transparency and to reach out far beyond their traditional home markets which are usually nationally or regionally limited in order to partner in R&D international projects and access to the European market.
    • Develop coordinated activities between Regions, Clusters (both business-oriented and triple helix), and local bodies (e.g. smart cities) for accelerating the commercialization and scaling up of the interregional innovation projects

Current and Previous Work

Robert serves as a Chair of the Board at the Polish Cybersecurity Cluster #CyberMadeInPoland which represents the Polish IT-sec industry. He also supports the Expertise on Demand (EonD) global expert network as a Strategy and Innovation Manager. 

Previously he worked at the Kosciuszko Institute as Advocacy and Strategic Projects Director and Editor-in-Chief of the European Cybersecurity Market journal. Robert is also a founding member of Global EPIC (The Global Ecosystem of Ecosystems Partnership in Innovation and Cybersecurity) which promotes international collaboration of regional ecosystems for the development of secure technologies.


Research Centers

Academic Degrees

  • Jagiellonian University, BA, MA, MA, PhD candidate 2009 -2021.
  • Trinity College Dublin, visiting student, 2013 – 2014.
  • Tel Aviv University, visiting student, 2011 – 2012.


New Entities in a Multilateral Cyber World, [in:] Geopolitics of Emerging and Disruptive Technologies, I. Albrycht, M. Rekowski, K. Mikulski (ed.), The Kosciuszko Institute Report, Krakow 2020. LINK

5G. Opportunities, threats, challenges, R. Siudak (ed.), The Kosciuszko Institute and Digital Poland Report, Krakow 2020.

From source code to export: advanced private ICT sector as a crucial part of the national cybersecurity ecosystem, [in:] Security through innovation. Cybersecurity sector as a driving force in the national economic development, R. Siudak, D. Skokowski (ed.), The Kosciuszko Institute Report, Krakow 2017, pp. 43-53.


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