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Roberto is Associate at Curtin University, the Defence Lead at FrontierSI and Special Counsel for Law & Cyber.

Roberto's practice is primarily focused on cyber, data, and privacy law. His technological expertise encompasses different technological areas such as telecommunications, radio, drones, the Internet of Things, and data centres. Roberto published in acclaimed peer-reviewed academic journals, details of which can be found on his Google Scholar:

In his former role as the Director of Cyber Security for the Western Australian Government, Roberto was pivotal in developing and implementing the entire cyber policy framework to enhance the state's safety and security. He also managed the public disclosure of cyber incidents. His contributions include significant involvement in responding to coroners' inquest reports and representing the Western Australian Government on issues of technology and security.

Roberto has secured over $33 million in development funds, grants, and tenders in the past years. His global impact is further evidenced by his consultancy roles with international organisations, such as the United Nations Office of Drugs and Crime (UNODC) and the United Nations Interregional Crime and Justice Research Institute (UNICRI), where he offered expert insights on cybersecurity and technology.

Roberto holds a Master of Legal Practice from the University of Western Australia, a Law degree from the University of Palermo, and a PhD in Economics from the University of Messina, Italy. He is admitted to practise law in both Italy and Australia


  • 2023–present
    Adjunct associate, Curtin University
  • 2019–2021
    Research fellow, Cyber Security Cooperative Research Centre
  • 2017–2019
    Research Fellow, University of Leeds


  • 2023 
    The College of Law, GDLP
  • 2022 
    University of Western Australia, Master in Legal Practice
  • 2017 
    Universita' degli Studi di Messina, PhD in Economics
  • 2012 
    Universita' degli Studi di Palermo, LLB+LLM

Professional Memberships

  • Avvocato
  • Law Society of NSW