Dr. Ivo Juurvee has been a practitioner in the field of security for more than thirteen years. He is currently the head of the Security and Resilience Program and a research fellow at the International Centre for Defence and Security (ICDS). Prior to joining ICDS he worked as the head of the Internal Security Institute of the Estonian Academy of Security Sciences (EASS). Amongst other positions in Estonian public service, he was an adviser at the National Security and Defence Coordination Unit of the Estonian Government Office. Ivo has also taught security related topics at the University of Tartu, the NATO School at Oberammergau, and on the FRONTEX master’s program on border management. He has worked as an honorary research fellow at University College London’s School of Slavonic and East European Studies. 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.