An agency of the EU

Patryk Pawlak

Patryk Pawlak, from Poland, was a Senior Analyst at the EUISS between January 2011 and February 2015. At the EUISS, he dealt with the EU’s Justice and Home Affairs policies, transatlantic relations, and cybersecurity. His research focused on linkages between internal security and foreign policy, and between cyber capacity building efforts and development.


  • The EU Cyber Diplomacy Toolbox: towards a cyber sanctions regime?

    With state-sponsored operations against EU members and institutions increasing, what is the Union doing to counter these threats? And how do sanctions fit into the EU’s Cyber Diplomacy Toolbox?

  • A Wild Wild Web? Law, norms, crime and politics in cyberspace

    After numerous intentionally wrongful acts, the EU’s leadership in promoting ‘an open, free, stable and secure cyberspace’ is now more critical than ever before. Does current international law apply to cyberspace and cybercrime? Or is a new cyber convention needed?

  • Cyber security woes: WannaCry?

    Cyber history provides many examples of crises that should make users, governments and businesses take immediate action. But the recent WannaCry attack shows, all stakeholders have been slow (or unwilling) to learn the lessons of these past experiences and implement effective countermeasures.

  • Cyber jihadists and their web

    This Brief explains how the internet has increasingly become a tool for extremists to recruit new members, raise funds, and conduct new types of attacks. What can be done to stop the rise of cyber jihadism?