Marina Favaro

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M.Phil. in international relations and politics, University of Cambridge; B.A. (Hons.) in international relations, University of British Columbia


Marina Favaro is an analyst at RAND Europe working in the area of defence, security, and infrastructure. Her research focuses on counter-terrorism, space governance, cybersecurity, and the impact of emerging technologies on society. She is also experienced in gender dimensions of security, and her regional focus is the Middle East and North Africa.

At RAND, Favaro has conducted research and analysis on behalf of a range of clients including the UK Home Office, the Dutch National Coordinator for Security and Counterterrorism, DG HOME, Army HQ, UK Space Agency and the Defence Science and Technology Laboratory (Dstl), to name a few. She conducts both qualitative and quantitative research through a variety of methods, including: literature reviews, data collection and analysis, horizon scanning, stakeholder surveys, scenario building, leading thematic expert groups, and informant interviews.

Prior to joining RAND, Favaro worked as the fundraising manager for a non-profit global journalism organization. She also conducted research on behalf of the International Organization for Migration and the David Suzuki Foundation. Favaro holds a first-class Master's degree in international relations and politics from the University of Cambridge. She has studied French for 19 years.


English; French


  • Journal Article

    Cybersecurity: A State-of-The-Art Review

    This study examines the current state-of-the-art in the field of cybersecurity, reporting on the methods and analysis undertaken to assess this area. It also provides research questions for the NCTV to consider for their research agenda.

    Sep 4, 2019