Meet our founder
Rayna Stamboliyska is a strategy and foresight practitioner focusing on EU cyber diplomacy and resilience including issues related to cybersecurity, strategic autonomy and data protection. A skilled researcher and communicator, Rayna has built a robust network of partners and experts that enables RS Strategy to provide you with sound advice when anticipating what tomorrow may look like.
An award-winning author for her most recent book La face cachée d'Internet (Larousse 2017), Rayna is also an IoT hacker and a staunch proponent of open source, data and science. Rayna has extensively explored the impact of data and technology in conflict and post-conflict zones in the MENA region and Eastern Europe and has experience in advocacy and community building. She has served in various executive positions and has consulted for international organisations, private companies, governments and non-profits, interfacing with public sector actors and guiding them through innovative policy-making processes.
Energetic and passionate, Rayna has grown to become a recognised information security speaker committed to educating those outside of the industry on security threats and best practices.
Rayna is a Board Member of the Women4Cyber Foundation and an Independent Expert and Rapporteur to ENISA's Ad Hoc WG on Emerging and Future Challenges. She is an associate professor at Sciences Po Paris and writes up the cybersecurity expert column 50 shades of the Internet at