Piret Pernik joined the International Centre for Defence and Security in April 2013. Her research focuses on cyber security policy-making and other strategic issues relevant to cyber security. Piret’s tasks include analysing global developments, including strategies and policies pursued by states and international organisations. She recommends how to shape Estonia’s efforts on cyber security and on how to introduce the Estonian experience internationally, as well as coordinates cyber security related cooperation with other relevant domestic and international actors.
Before joining ICDS, she worked at the Policy Planning Department of the Estonian Ministry of Defence (in 2003–2009 and in 2012–2013). In 2009–2012, she served as an adviser to the National Defence Committee of the Riigikogu (Estonian Parliament). She has lectured on international relations at the Estonian Humanitarian Institute of Tallinn University and the Euroacademy and has carried out sociological research projects at the Institute of International and Social Sciences, the Institute of Educational Sciences and the Estonian Institute for Futures Studies of Tallinn University. Piret has studied sociology at the Estonian Humanitarian Institute and political science at the University of Tartu. She holds a Master’s degree in Sociology, and a Master’s degree in International Relations and European Studies from Central European University in Budapest.
13 October 2017
EU’s Cyber Capacity Building in the Eastern Partnership Countries
“Achieving cyber resilience in the EU” is one of the strategic priorities of the 2013 EU cybersecurity strategy.
9 October 2017
ICDS Contribution to The Riga Conference Papers 2017
ICDS research fellows Piret Pernik, Henrik Praks and Tomas Jermalavičius contributed to The Rīga Conference Papers 2017. Security in the Baltic Sea...
3 October 2017
Eastern Partners in European Security and Defence – Putting EU Global Strategy into Practice
On 27 September ICDS Research Fellow Piret Pernik participated as a speaker at the International Security Experts Conference “Eastern Partners in...
21 September 2017
ICDS in media
New EU Cyber Strategy Aims to Cut Crime and Raise Resilience
The European Commission has said it will upgrade its existing cyber agency as part of an effort to add EU-wide standards to boost resilience against...
13 September 2017
Visit by the German Academic Scholarship Foundation
On 13 September a group of scholars from the German Academic Scholarship Foundation visited ICDS.
11 September 2017
Cybersecurity for Business: How Do Protect Your Data?
On 6 September ICDS Research Fellow Piret Pernik moderated a discussion panel at the 27th Economic Forum that took place in Krynica Zdrój, Poland, on...
11 September 2017
ICDS in media Audio and Video
Vulnerabilities Related to E-ID
On 10 September ICDS Research Fellow Piret Pernik spoke at the local TV station “Tallinna TV” in the programme “Nädal+” about cyber risks and...
9 September 2017
EU CYBRID 2017: Preparing the Strategic Level to Understand the Effects of Cyberattacks
This week, the EU’s defence ministers took part in EU CYBRID 2017, a 1.5-hour table-top exercise of strategic level responses to cyberattacks against...