Marco Romagna

Lecturer and Researcher

The Hague University of Applied Sciences

PhD Candidate

Leiden University

Marco Romagna is lecturer and researcher for the Centre of Expertise Cyber Security within The Hague University of Applied Sciences. He is external PhD candidate at the Faculty of Governance and Global Affairs, Leiden University with a project on “Hacktivism: honorable cause or serious threat?”. 

Marco teaches different courses at the faculties of Law and Information Technology (The Hague University of Applied Sciences), and courses on cybercrime and its legal aspects at the faculty of Governance and Global Affairs (Leiden University).

Marco holds an LLM in Laws (Trento University) and an MA in Global Criminology (Utrecht University). Beside hacktivism, his main research interests lie on the legal and criminological aspects of cyber security, with a focus on cybercrime, criminology and the related criminal law.



Book Chapters

  • Romagna, M. (2019). Evolution of hacktivism: From origins to now. In O. Guntarik, & V. Grieves-Williams (Eds.), From sit-ins to #revolutions: Media and the changing nature of protests. New York: Bloomsbury Academic.

Journal Articles

  • Romagna, M. (2015). Cybermarket for forged identity documents: The illegal trade of identity documents in the surface Web and in Onionland. Keesing Journal of Documents & Identity, Issue 47, June 2015, 12-15.


Conference Proceedings

  • Romagna, M., & van den Hout, N. J. (2017). Hacktivism and Website Defacement: Motivations, Capabilities and potential Threats. Proceedings of the 27th Virus Bulletin International Conference, Madrid 3-6 October 2017, 41-50.