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.
Hacking for Influence
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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...
6 December 2017
ICDS Research Fellow Piret Pernik teaching at the Cyber Security course
On 6 December 2017 Piret Pernik gave a presentation “Cyberspace as a domain of operations” at the Programme on Cyber Security Studies (PCSS) in the...
8 November 2017
ICDS participated at the Warsaw Security Forum
On 8-9 November ICDS Chief Executive Dmitri Teperik, and Research Fellows Kalev Stoicescu and Piret Pernik, as well as non-resident Research Fellow...
6 November 2017
Cyber Threats and Their Consequences: The Examples of Georgia and Ukraine
On Monday November 6 2017, the International Centre for Defence and Security (ICDS) and Estonian Center of Eastern Partnership (ECEAP) hosted a public...
27 October 2017
The Future of Warfare
On 13 October ICDS Research Fellow Piret Pernik was interviewed by Debating Europe on the future of warfare.
23 October 2017
Discussions on Supporting Strategic Level Decision-Making within a Framework of Cyber Resilience
On 23-27 October ICDS Research Fellow Piret Pernik participated at the 6th meeting of NATO Science and Technology Organization working group SAS 116...
20 October 2017
Research about Cyber-influence Operations
On 20 October ICDS Research Fellow Piret Pernik presented results of her research to the leadership and faculty of the George C. Marshall European...