Lauri Luht

Head of Cyber Exercises

Lauri Luht joined NATO Cooperative Cyber Defence Centre of Excellence as the head of world’s largest and most ambitious cyber exercises in September 2018.

Previously he was the Head of Crisis Management Department in Estonian Information System Authority with the main responsibility of cyber security policy and legal issues, cyber emergency preparedness and situational awareness development on the national level. In his prior roles Lauri has been responsible for planning national and international cyber exercises, drafting plans and procedures for emergency preparedness, international engagement as well as capacity building in the relevant field abroad.

Lauri also played an active role in drafting and implementing the Estonian Cyber Security Act in 2018. In 2007-2013 Lauri held the position of an Adviser in the Crisis Management Department in the Estonian Ministry of Interior. One of his tasks then was to contribute to the compiling the new Emergency Act for Estonia. He was also responsible for organising and supporting the work of the Crisis Committee of the Government of the Republic of Estonia, organisation of national emergency preparedness and response planning as well as international co-operation issues in the field of civil protection.

Lauri has graduated MA studies in Political Sciences (International Relations).