Rain Ottis

Dr Rain Ottis is the founder of the Centre for Digital Forensics and Cyber Security in Tallinn University of Technology, Estonia. He is currently the Professor of Cyber Security Management in TalTech and the Head of the Centre for Digital Forensics and Cyber Security.

From 2008 to 2012 Dr Ottis served as a scientist at the Centre, where he worked on strategic analysis and concept development in the context of national and international cyber security. Over the years, he has profoundly contributed to the development and execution of CCDCOE´s technical exercises and annual conferences. Similarly, Dr Ottis was among the co-authors of the Tallinn Manual.

Dr Ottis is a graduate of the United States Military Academy (BS, Computer Science) and Tallinn University of Technology (PhD, Computer Science; MSc, Informatics).  Prior to his assignment to NATO CCDCOE, he served as a signals officer in the Estonian Defence Forces, focusing primarily on cyber defence training and awareness. Dr Ottis´ research interests include cyber conflict, national cyber security, cyber defence exercises and the role of serious games in cyber security.