Erik Silfversten

Cambridge Office


M.Sci. in international relations and global issues, University of Nottingham


Erik Silfversten is an analyst at RAND Europe where he focuses on cybersecurity and defence issues. Prior to joining RAND, he held the position of manager for policy and strategic development at IMPACT, the cybersecurity partner of the International Telecommunication Union (ITU).

Silfversten has wide experience in working with governments globally to develop strategy and policy as well as soft and technical capabilities in a range of cybersecurity areas including national cybersecurity strategies, Computer Incident Response Teams (CIRTs), threat intelligence and information sharing, international cooperation, and evaluation of cyber capabilities.

Silfversten holds an M.Sci. (Hons) in international relations and global issues from the University of Nottingham and is a Certified Ethical Hacker.