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Our mission

The European Repository of Cyber Incidents (EuRepoC) is an independent research consortium dedicated to better understanding the cyber threat environment in the European Union and beyond. Launched in November 2022, our key objectives are to promote data-driven discussions and policymaking within the field of cyber security and raise awareness of cyber security threats. We achieve this by providing an analytical framework for assessing and comparing the ‘life cycle’ of cyber incidents, focusing on technical, political and legal aspects. Our data and research are relevant for a wide range of stakeholders – including government officials, civil society representatives, business leaders, journalists, educators, students, and the general public.

Our activities

Building a database of cyber incidents

Our team tracks, documents, and analyses public reports of cyber incidents on a daily basis. Individual cyber incidents are coded and compiled into an interdisciplinary database that is freely accessible to the public.

Producing research and analyses

We empirically analyse trends in cyber conflicts and publish articles, scholarly papers, and daily cyber incident trackers. Our researchers also regularly participate in panels, workshops and conferences.

Creating a network

We are strengthening the European network of independent cybersecurity research organisations and researchers through specialised educational programs and scholarly round-tables.


As an independent consortium, we do not take an institutional position on policy matters. We maintain our independence through a diversity of funding sources. These include major contributions by the German Federal Foreign Office and the Danish Foreign Ministry, alongside contributions from the consortium’s member institutions. Furthermore, we actively seek project-specific grants from foundations and individuals. If you wish to support or collaborate with us, please do not hesitate to contact us at .


Heidelberg University
Institute for Political Science

German Institute for International and
Security Affairs (SWP)

University of Innsbruck
Institute for Theory and Future Law

Cyber Policy Institute

Our team


Sebastian Harnisch

Sebastian Harnisch

Professor of International Relations and Foreign Policy
Prof. Dr. Sebastian Harnisch is Professor of International Relations and Foreign Policy at Heidelberg University, a member of the Board of Directors of the Heidelberg Center for American Studies (HCA), and a board member of the Heidelberg Center for the Environment (HCE). His research projects and publications are centered on the topics of comparative foreign and security policy, theories of international relations, nonproliferation, political strategy for the internet, cybersecurity policy, and climate change.
Read moreHis recent publications in the field of cybersecurity include the anthology “Asymmetries in Cyber Conflicts. How Attribution and the Use of Proxies Influence the Development of Norms,” published by NomosVerlag in 2022.
Kerstin Zettl-Schabath

Kerstin Zettl-Schabath

Dr. Kerstin Zettl-Schabath is a researcher in the EuRepoC project. Her dissertation focused on the comparison of democratic and autocratic state-proxy relations in cyberspace, based on a comprehensive cyber conflict dataset (HD-CY.CON 1.0) that forms the basis for the EuRepoC database. Her responsibilities cover the political item coding and analysis of the cyber incidents in EuRepoC’s database.
Kim Schuck

Kim Schuck

Project Manager
Kim Schuck is project manager in the EuRepoC project. She is also an academic assistant at the Chair of International Relations and Foreign Policy at the Institute of Political Science at University of Heidelberg. Previously, she completed her master's degree at the University of Heidelberg in Political Science with an accompanying subject in Public Law. Her master's thesis focused on the weaponisation of outer space and the variance in cooperative arms control of space-based weapon systems.


Annegret Bendiek

Annegret Bendiek

Deputy Head of SWP EU/Europe research division
Dr. Annegret Bendiek is a political scientist and deputy head of the research division "EU/Europe" at the German Institute for International and Security Affairs (SWP). Since 2005, she has been researching fundamental issues of European foreign and security policy and until 2020 was a lecturer in the postgraduate program "Master of European Studies" at Freie Universität Berlin and Technische Universität Berlin and in 2022 she was a visiting professor at Carleton University in Ottawa, Canada.
Read more She was appointed to the planning staff of the Federal Foreign Office for the project "Review 2014: Rethinking Foreign Policy." In 2013, she was a Robert Bosch Fellow at the Transatlantic Academy "The Future of the Liberal Order" and a Visiting Fellow at the German Marshall Fund in Washington, D.C. She publishes regularly in academic journals and is the author and editor of several books.
Jakob Bund

Jakob Bund

Jakob Bund is a researcher at the German Institute for International and Security Affairs (SWP) in Brussels. Previously, he led the Cyber Defense Project at the Center for Security Studies at ETH Zürich. As a research fellow at the University of Oxford, he investigated the holistic development of national cyber capabilities on behalf of the UK Foreign Office and the World Bank.
Camille Borrett

Camille Borrett

Data Analyst
Camille Borrett is a data analyst at the German Institute for International and Security Affairs (SWP) in Berlin. In the past, she was a policy analyst for Milieu Consulting in Brussels, where she worked on data analyses, policy evaluations, and impact assessments for EU institutions. In 2018, she also co-founded the NGO DataMine Europe, through which she notably produced text mining analyses.


Matthias Kettemann

Matthias Kettemann

Professor of Innovation, Theory and Philosophy of Law
Prof. Dr. Matthias Kettemann, LL.M (Harvard) is Professor of Innovation, Theory and Philosophy of Law at the University of Innsbruck and is Head of the Department of Theory and Future of Law. He heads research programmes and groups on law and digitalisation at the Humboldt Institute of Internet and Society and the Leibniz Institute of Media Research.
Martin Müller

Martin Müller

Martin Müller is a University Assistant in the EuRepoC project and a doctoral candidate at the Institute for Theory and Future of Law at the University of Innsbruck. In the past, he worked at Ernst & Young Law in the area of "Digital Law" and focused his research on European and international law as well as in the law of digitalisation.


Mika Kerttunen

Mika Kerttunen

Director of the Cyber Policy Institute
D.Soc.Sc. (Pol.), LTC (ret. Fl A) Mika Kerttunen is Director of the Cyber Policy Institute, Adjunct Professor in Military Strategy at the Finnish National Defence University, and Board Member of the Swedish Defence University. His focus has been on international cyber diplomacy, cyber norms and national cybersecurity strategies. Kerttunen has served as Senior Research Scientist at the Tallinn University of Technology and has lectured in and advised Nordic-Baltic universities and military educational institutions, most notably the Swedish Higher Education Authority (UKÄ). With the George C. Marshall Center for European Security Studies, he has worked on regional cyber capacity building in the ASEAN region. His latest publications include analyses of cyber diplomacy (NUPI, 2018), national cybersecurity strategies (EU ISS, 2019), cyberspace stability (NUPI, 2019), and a handbook on international cybersecurity (Routledge, 2020).


  • Enis Bajra – Research Assistant, Heidelberg University
  • Callahan Shelley – Student Assistant, Heidelberg University
  • Jonas Hemmelskamp – Student Assistant, Heidelberg University
  • Alisa Jazxhi – Student Assistant, Heidelberg University
  • Annika Sachs – Student Assistant, Heidelberg University
  • Linda Liang – Student Assistant, Heidelberg
  • Emilia Neuber – Student Assistant Stiftung Wissenschaft und Politik


Advisory Board

The European Repository of Cyber Incidents is developed in consultation with an interdisciplinary board of experts who help to refine the project’s focus, identify challenges, and initiate critical debates on the project’s results.




During the development of the project, we have benefitted and greatly learned from the cooperation and various exchanges with colleagues from like-minded organisations. In particular, we would like to extend our gratitude to the following people/institutions:

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