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🎙️e-Estonia podcast: Merle Maigre, senior expert on cyber security, talks about digital resilience

Merle Maigre works as the Senior Cyber Security Expert at e-Governance Academy. From 2017 to 2018, Merle served as the Director of NATO Cooperative Cyber Defense Center of Excellence (CCDCOE) in Tallinn, which is a multinational hub of cyber defense expertise for NATO.  She also worked as the Security Policy Adviser to Estonian Presidents Kersti Kaljulaid and Toomas Hendrik Ilves.

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Merle has also worked at CybExer Technologies, an Estonian enterprise providing cyber training. From 2010-to 2012 Merle Maigre was at NATO HQ in the Policy Planning Unit of the Private Office of NATO Secretary-General Anders Fogh Rasmussen. Merle has also worked as a researcher at the International Centre for Defense and Security (ICDS) in Tallinn (2007-2010), served as the Deputy Head of the NATO Liaison Office in Kyiv (2005-2007), and at the NATO Department in Estonia’s Ministry of Defense, in support of the country’s NATO accession (2000-2005).

In our podcast, Merle talks to Florian Marcus about:

  • Resilience in cyberspace;
  • Why the war in Ukraine is a 21st century war;
  • The importance of backing up your family photos and data embassies;
  • The lessons learned from the 2007 Russian cyberattacks on Estonian public and private websites;
  • e-Governance Academy’s digital transformation projects in the Balkans, Tonga, Ukraine, Armenia, Moldova, and many other places;
  • The ongoing cyberattacks against Ukraine (since 2014);
  • The Tallinn Manual and Estonia’s role in NATO.

🎧︎ The episode is available on Apple Podcast and Spotify.

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