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.
6 April 2018
La Razon interview with Piret Pernik
La Razon, a daily newspaper based in Madrid published on 28 March 2018 an article and an interview with Piret Pernik, a Research Fellow at ICDS, about...
4 April 2018
NATO-EU Roundtable 2018
On April 4 Sven Sakkov, Director of ICDS, moderated a panel “NATO-EU Cooperation in Countering Hybrid Threats — From Past Origins to Future Prospects”...
20 March 2018
El Temps Interview with Piret Pernik
Spanish weekly magazine El Temps (The Times) published an interview with Piret Pernik, ICDS Research Fellow.
12 March 2018
Facing Putin’s New Presidential Term
On 12-13 March, ICDS Research Fellow Piret Pernik spoke in a panel at the public seminar entitled „Facing Putin’s New Presidential Term“ in Madrid.
8 March 2018
ICDS Participated at a Conference Organized by the Baltic Defence College
Research Fellows from ICDS participated on 8-9 March at a conference organized by the Baltic Defence College, entitled: “Russia after 2018: Challenges...
23 February 2018
Responding to “the Most Destructive and Costly Cyberattack in History”
12 February 2018
Hacking for Influence
Cyber capabilities display attractive features for nation-states’ covert influence activities in the grey zone between war and peace. They can be used...
18 December 2017
Policy Brief “EU-NATO Cybersecurity and Defence Cooperation: From Common Threats to Common Solutions”
On 15 December The German Marshall Fund of the United States (GMF) published a policy brief “EU-NATO Cybersecurity and Defence Cooperation: From...