Director of Cyber Security
Information System Authority, Republic of Estonia
Mr. Lauri Aasmann is the Deputy Director General and the Director of Cyber Security Branch at the Estonian Information System Authority, a national centre of excellence which develops and secures the foundations of the Estonian information society.
Since December 2019 Mr. Aasmann is leading the work of experts in areas of Crisis Management (CERT-EE); Critical Information Infrastructure Protection (CIIP); IT Baseline Security System (ISKE); and Cyber Security Analysis.
Previously, Mr. Aasmann served as the Head of Law Branch at NATO Cooperative Cyber Defence Centre of Excellence, an international military organisation and NATO-accredited cyber defence hub, fostering the cyber defence cooperation of like-minded nations. He joined the NATO CCDCOE in 2011 as a senior researcher to notice novel legal problems related to cyberspace as a threat vector. As the Branch Chief he was responsible for planning the legal research on cyber operations and leading an international team of legal experts accordingly.
Lauri Aasmann has been involved with the legal aspects of cyber security and cyber defence since graduating from the University of Tartu Law Faculty. While working for government in the Prosecutor’s Office his specialization was in white-collar crime, in particular cybercrime and intellectual property infringements.
His international experience started in private sector after joining the Legal Department in Swedbank in 2007 as the in-house IT legal counsel, advising on the IT development issues in a team of Scandinavian-Baltic specialists.
Since 2019 Mr. Aasmann is an Ambassador of the NATO CCDCOE, an honorary title awarded to a former staff member who continues an affiliation with the CCDCOE and contributes to building new partnerships.