Francesca earned a law degree in International Law and joined UNICRI in 2006 as a member of the Emerging Crimes Unit. She is responsible for cybercrime prevention projects, and in conjunction with key strategic partners, has developed new methodologies and strategies for researching and countering computer related crimes. She has collaborated on different cybercrime-related projects such as the Hackers Profiling Project (HPP), SCADA (Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition) Security, a multi-level training program for ICT and security professionals, lawyers, and law enforcement agencies. Francesca has also participated as a speaker at various conferences and training seminars on the topic of child online pornography and has contributed to the development of ITU Child Online Protection (COP) guidelines. More recent research involves the development of technical assistance and capacity building programs to counter the involvement of organized crime in cybercrime, the legal implications and future scenarios of cyberterrorism and cyber war, hate speech online, and data protection issues related to automated profiling. She is one of the founders of the Tech and Law Center and she is currently a PhD candidate at the University of Milan.