Izabela Albrycht

CYBERSEC Forum co-founder and Forum Programme Committee member

She is a co-founder of the European Cybersecurity Forum – CYBERSEC, operating since 2014, and currently a member of its Programme Committee and the chair of the Advisory Board for the Polish Cybersecurity Cluster #CyberMadeInPoland.
Since 2022, she has been the Cybersecurity Centre Director at Kraków’s AGH University. From 2010 to 2021, she chaired the Kosciuszko Institute.

Since 2016, she has been on the Council for Digital Affairs, part of the Digital Affairs section in the Prime Minister’s Chancellery, and was its chair in the second term. In December 2021, she was appointed to the Security and Defence Council under the National Development Council in the Chancellery of Poland’s President. From 2020 to 2022, as a member of the NATO Advisory Group for Emerging and Disruptive Technologies she co-created the concept of DIANA (Defence Accelerator Fund for North Atlantic) and the Innovation Fund. She co-founded Women4Cyber, an initiative spearheaded by the European Cyber Security Organisation (ECSO) based in Brussels, and Polish Cybersecurity Cluster #CyberMadeInPoland. From 2019 to 2020, she took part in the works of the Global Future Council on Cybersecurity within the World Economic Forum in Geneva.
From 2020 to 2022, she represented the Polish Chamber of Information Technology and Telecommunications (PIIT), ZIPSEE Digital Poland and Polish Chamber of Commerce for Electronics and Telecommunications (KIGEIT) in the DIGITALEUROPE Executive Board. Since 2017, she has been on the Supervisory Board of Asseco Poland S.A., and since 2019 on that of ComCERT S.A.

Izabela Albrycht is a PoliSci expert, graduate of the Jagiellonian University’s Faculty of International and Political Studies. She has co-authored reports, publications and analyses centred on the issues related to UE policies, international relations, cybersecurity and digital technologies.
In 2017, she was featured on the prestigious New Europe 100 Challengers list drawn up by the Financial Times, Res Publica, Google and International Visegrad Fund. In 2019, she earned a spot on the list of Europe’s 50 Women of Influence in Cyber-security as ranked by SC Media UK.