Dr Monica Kello
Lecturer in War Studies (Cyber Security)
- International relations
Monica Kello is a Lecturer in War Studies (Cyber Security). Her research focuses on international cyber conflict and the strategic implications of new technologies. She is a Non-Resident Associate Fellow of The Hague Program on International Cyber Security at Leiden University and a Founding Trustee of the European Cyber Conflict Research Initiative (ECCRI).
Before joining the Department, she was Assistant Professor of International Security and Technology at the Institute of Security and Global Affairs at Leiden University and a researcher at The Hague Program on International Cyber Security, where she set up The Hague Threat Intelligence Exchange (Hague TIX). She also held research positions at the University of Oxford's Centre for Technology and Global Affairs and the Oxford Internet Institute.
She holds a DPhil (PhD) in Cyber Security from the University of Oxford, an MPhil in Geographical Research from the University of Cambridge, and a BSc in International Relations from the London School of Economics.
- Cyber conflict and cyber statecraft
- International security
- Strategic studies
- Space governance
- Dennis Broeders, Fabio Cristiano, Monica Kaminska (2023). “In Search of Digital Sovereignty and Strategic Autonomy: Normative Power Europe to the Test of its Geopolitical Ambitions,” Journal of Common Market Studies, vol. 61, no. 5: 1261-1280.
- Monica Kaminska (2021). “Restraint Under Conditions of Uncertainty: Why the United States Tolerates Cyber Attacks,” Journal of Cybersecurity, vol. 7, no.1.
- Monica Kaminska, Fabio Cristiano, and Dennis Broeders (2021). ‘Limiting Viral Spread: Automated Cyber Operations and the Principles of Distinction and Discrimination in the Grey Zone’. In 13th International Conference on Cyber Conflict: Going Viral, edited by Tatiana Jančárková, Lauri Lindström, Gábor Visky, and Philippe Zotz. Tallinn, Estonia: NATO CCDCOE Publications.
- Monica Kaminska and Jantje Silomon (2020). “Tackling the Skills Gap for Cyber Emergencies: A Survey of UK Initiatives”. London: Routledge.
- Taylor Grossman, Monica Kaminska, James Shires, and Max Smeets, “The Cyber Dimensions of the Russia-Ukraine War”. The European Cyber Conflict Research Initiative (ECCRI). April 2023.
- Dennis Broeders, Raluca Csernatoni, Kristina Irion, Monica Kaminska, Giorgio Monti, Margarita Robles-Carillo, Simona R. Soare, Paul Timmers, “Digital Sovereignty: From Narrative to Policy?”. EU Cyber Direct. December 2022.
- Monica Kaminska, James Shires, Max Smeets. “ECCRI Tallinn Workshop Report: Cyber Operations during the 2022 Russian Invasion of Ukraine: Lessons Learned (so far)”. The European Cyber Conflict Research Initiative (ECCRI). July 2022.
- Sophie L. Vériter, Monica Kaminska, Dennis Broeders, Joachim Koops. “Responding to the COVID-19 ‘infodemic’: national countermeasures against information influence in Europe”. The Hague Program for Cyber Norms. 2021.
- Monica Kaminska. “Cyber Conflict: Private and Public Sector Roles and Perspectives”. Cyber Conflict Studies Association. State of the Field 2019 Workshop Report. 2020.
- Monica Kaminska. “A Transatlantic Dialogue on Military Cyber Operations”. University of Texas Strauss Center. Workshop Report. August 2019.
See Dr Kello's PURE Profile here.