B.A. in political science and international relations, University of Milan
M.A. in international affairs and security studies, Tufts University
Areas of expertise: Cybersecurity, cyber crime, information security strategies and policies, NATO and transatlantic relations, EU policies and institutions, United Nations
Spidalieri leads the cyber leadership project and the Rhode Island Corporate Cybersecurity Initiative. Her academic research and publications have focused on cyber leadership development, cyber education in non-technical fields, and the professionalization of the cybersecurity industry. Spidalieri lectures regularly on cybersecurity issues and teaches a graduate course, "Management of Cyber Opportunities and Threats," which is now a core component and distinctive feature of Salve Regina's MBA program. She is also part of a team at the Potomac Institute for Policy Studies developing a cyber readiness index to evaluate countries' maturity and commitment to securing their cyber infrastructure.
Spidalieri has completed additional coursework in cybersecurity at the U.S. Naval War College's Center for Cyber Conflict Studies.