Dr. Ivo Juurvee has been a practitioner in the field of security for more than 13 years. Amongst other positions in Estonian public service, he has been an adviser at the National Security and Defence Coordination Unit of the Estonian Government Office. Prior to joining ICDS he worked as the head of the Internal Security Institute of the Estonian Academy of Security Sciences (EASS).
Ivo has also taught security related topics at the University of Tartu, the NATO School at Oberammergau and on the FRONTEX master’s programme on border management. He has worked as an Honorary Research Fellow at University College London’s School of Slavonic and East European Studies. Ivo’s professional and academic areas of interest have been information warfare and the intelligence services. He holds a PhD in history from the University of Tartu (2013) for his thesis on INFOSEC in prewar Estonia and an MA from the Central European University, Budapest (2003). Ivo is an accomplished academic and his publications have won several awards.
As part of the ICDS team, Ivo focuses on security and resilience, i.e. the countermeasures applicable to the wide variety of threats to Estonia and more widely to NATO and the EU. These include: intelligence/counterintelligence, terrorism/counterterrorism, information warfare/psychological defence, and other means of non-conventional foreign pressure and the national resilience required to cope with them.