Stefano Mele

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Stefano Mele is a “Partner” in Carnelutti Studio Legale Associato where he leads the Technology, Privacy, Cybersecurity and Intelligence Law Department.

He holds a PhD from the University of Foggia, and works collaboratively with the Department of Legal Informatics at the Faculty of Law of the University of Milan.

He is the founder and Partner of the Moire Consulting Group.

He is member of the Governing Board and President of the Cybersecurity Commission of the Italian Atlantic Committee. He is President of the "Cyber Security Working Group" of the American Chamber of Commerce in Italy(AMCHAM) ,and member of the "Cyber Security Roundtable" of Regione Lombardia and of the "Advisory Board on Cyber Security" of Assolombarda.

He is the Director of the InfoWarfare and Emerging Technologies Observatory of the Italian Institute of Strategic Studies 'Niccolò Machiavelli', and co-founder and President of the no-profit Organization CyberPARCO.

Stefano also has lectureships with several universities and military research institutions of the Italian Ministry of Defence and NATO, and he is the author of the "Cyber Strategy & Policy Brief" and of several academic papers and articles on cybersecurity, cyber intelligence, cyber terrorism and cyber warfare topics.

In 2018, ENISA (European Network and Information Security Agency) included Stefano in its List of Experts on the “EU Legal Framework on Data Protection and Privacy” and “Analysis of the Legal Framework relevant for Information Sharing”.

In 2014, he was included in NATO Key Opinion Leaders for Cyberspace Security.

In the same year, the business magazine Forbes listed Stefano as one of the world’s best 20 Cyber Policy Experts to follow online.