Eneken Tikk Ringas

Eneken Tikk-Ringas

Consulting Senior Fellow for the Future Conflict and Cyber Security Programme

Main Responsibilities: Eneken Tikk-Ringas is the Consulting Senior Fellow for the Future Conflict and Cyber Security Programme. She will work to add a strategic cyber security dimension to a number of IISS’s programmes and activities  

Background: Before joining IISS, Eneken worked as legal adviser and the head of the legal and policy team at the NATO Cooperative Cyber Defence Centre of Excellence in Tallinn, Estonia. She was one of the lead experts to analyze and write about cyber attacks against Estonia in 2007 and has since worked with many governments and international organizations on strategic cyber security matters. Prior to joining the NATO Centre she worked as attorney in the field of information technology, focusing on EU regulations and standards for security of private and national information systems. She has consulted Estonian public authorities on legal and policy issues related to deploying and managing national information systems and service.

Eneken serves as international research associate at the Georgetown University Center for Law, Technology and Security and has long teaching experience at Tallinn Technical University and Swedish National Defence College.   

Eneken speaks Estonian, English, German and Russian. She holds a PhD in law from the University of Tartu in Estonia. She has written numerous articles on strategic cyber security issues, is a frequent speaker at international cyber security conferences and serves as expert in the UN Disarmament and International Security Committee’s Group of Governmental Experts.

Joined IISS: November 2012

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