Liina joined CyberNet in February 2021 to lead the creation of the Regional Cybersecurity and Cybercrime Competence Centre in the Dominican Republic. This role follows up her previous work in the region through the EU Cyber4Dev project, where she served as Consortium Partner Leader, providing policy guidance and coordinating Estonian contribution to the first global EU cyber capacity building project.
She is thrilled to be part of the CyberNet team of highly driven specialists working under Estonian Information System Authority (RIA), a public agency whose purpose is to bring together Estonia’s cyber and e-Gov expertise to develop, administer and protect the best digital society of the world.
Liina has had a diverse career, looking at cybersecurity and international co-operation from a variety of angles since 2007, as a diplomat in NATO, Cybersecurity Adviser at the Estonian Ministry of Defence, Director of International Relations at the NATO Cooperative Cyber Defence Centre of Excellence and at RIA. Forever interested in digital innovation and its applications for common good, she has also worked as the Director of Tallinn Digital Summit, a HoSG level conference on artificial intelligence hosted by the Government Office of Estonia. Liina has also held a variety of policy roles at the Estonian Ministry of Defence, including 3 years as arms control adviser.
Her graduate and postgraduate studies and academic work have taken her to the universities of Tartu, St-Petersburg, Oslo, Castellón and the NATO Defence College in Rome.
Alongside all this, she is a proud mother of 4, and combines her domestic kingdom with extensive travel, long distance running, culinary delights and extreme adventures.