Department of Digitalization

Assistant professor

Room: HOW/60-5.11
E-mail: jl.digi@cbs.dk

Jan Martin Lemnitzer is Assistant Professor at the Department of Digitalization, Copenhagen Business School. He holds a MA degree from Heidelberg University and completed his PhD at the London School of Economics and Political Science. He was previously Director of Studies at Oxford University’s Changing Character of War programme and a lecturer at Christ Church and Pembroke College Oxford. While teaching at the University of Southern Denmark he co-organized the Danish Tech ambassador’s first cybersecurity conference in January 2018 (jointly with the European Council on Foreign Relations). In 2021, he was a member of working groups 4 (cyber norms) and 6 (ICT supply chain security) of the Paris Call for Trust and Security in Cyberspace.

Coming from a background in international politics and history, his research explores cyber norms and cyber security in international politics. More recently he has been focusing on business cyber security, cyber insurance and cyber security regulation (especially its implementation). Since national security strategies for cyberspace require unprecedented levels of coordination with the activities of private businesses the ambition is to forge links between policymakers, tech experts and businesses. In 2021, Jan ran a multi-stakeholder workshop series on challenges regarding the implementation of the EU’s NIS 2 directive on the protection of critical infrastructure (kindly sponsored by Microsoft). The link for the report can be found below here. Jan is a regular contributor to Danish and international media on cyber security and cyber conflict.

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Primary research areas
  • Cyber security policy
  • Cyber security regulation
  • Cyber insurance
  • Business cyber security
Curriculum Vitae
Social media
Link to this homepage
  • KAN-CBUSV1707U Cybersecurity Risk in Business Management
  • KAN-CBUSV2033U Business Cyber Security: Analyzing and responding to threats in a digital world (with Irfan Kanat)
  • Cyber security policy and regulation
  • Business cyber security
  • Cyber conflict
Selected publications

‘Why cyber security insurance should be regulated and ultimately compulsory’, Journal of Cyber Policy, published online February 2021.

‘Do we need an EU Cybersecurity Rating Agency?’ Directions blog, EU Cyber Direct, published November 2020, https://directionsblog.eu/do-we-need-an-eu-cybersecurity-rating-agency/

Power, Law and the End of Privateering, Palgrave Macmillan, Basingstoke 2014. ‘Why do Europeans fly safer? The Politics of Airport Security in Europe and the U.S’, Terrorism and Political Violence, Vol. 15/III (Winter 2003), p. 1-36 (with Jens Hainmueller).


Publications sorted by:
Jan Lemnitzer / The Hybrid Role of the Big Tech Companies and the Impact of Courts on the Making of Cyber Norms
In: Hybridity, Conflict, and the Global Politics of Cybersecurity. ed. /Fabio Cristiano; Bibi van den Berg. London : Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2023, p. 53-74
Book chapter
Jan Lemnitzer / Back to the Roots : The Laws of Neutrality and the Future of Due Diligence in Cyberspace.
In: European Journal of International Law, Vol. 33, No. 3, 8.2022, p. 789-819
Journal article > peer review
Jan Lemnitzer / Cyber Insurance After the Ransomware Explosion – How it Works, How the Market Changed, and Why it Should be Compulsory
In: Journal of Financial Transformation, No. 55, 2022, p. 142-149
Journal article > peer review
Jan Martin Lemnitzer / How Instant and Universal International Law Is Born and How It Dies : The 1856 Declaration of Paris.
In: International Law and Time: Narratives and Techniques. . ed. /Klara Polackova Van der Ploeg; Luca Pasquet; León Castellanos-Jankiewicz. Cham : Springer 2022, p. 113–133 (Ius Gentium: Comparative Perspectives on Law and Justice, Vol. 101)
Book chapter > peer review
Jan Lemnitzer / Tvungne cyberforsikringer : Virksomhedernes livline eller radikal idé.
In: Cybertrusler: Det digitale samfunds skyggeside. . ed. /Jeppe Teglskov Jacobsen; Tobias Liebetrau. København : Djøf Forlag 2022, p. 317-333
Book chapter > peer review
Jan Lemnitzer / Ransomware Gangs Are Running Riot : PayingTthem Off Doesn’t Help.
London : The Conversation Trust 8.3.2021
Net publication - Internet publication
Jan Martin Lemnitzer / Why Cybersecurity Insurance Should Be Regulated and Compulsory
In: Journal of Cyber Policy, Vol. 6, No. 2, 5.2021, p. 118-136
Journal article > peer review
Jan Martin Lemnitzer / How to Prevent a War and Alienate Lawyers : The Peculiar Case of the 1905 North Sea Incident Commission.
In: Experiments in International Adjudication: Historical Accounts. . ed. /Ignacio de la Rasilla; Jorge E. Viñuales. Cambridge : Cambridge University Press 2019, p. 76-97
Book chapter > peer review
Jan Martin Lemnitzer / International Commissions of Inquiry and the North Sea Incident : A Model for a MH17 Tribunal?.
In: European Journal of International Law, Vol. 27, No. 4, 11.2016, p. 923-944
Journal article > peer review
Jan Martin Lemnitzer / Woodrow Wilson’s Neutrality, the Freedom of the Seas, and the Myth of the “Civil War Precedents”
In: Diplomacy and Statecraft, Vol. 27, No. 4, 2016, p. 615-638
Journal article > peer review
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