Hillar Aarelaid


1991 – 1996 Estonian Police: Various positions, finally head of information exchange unit
Built up Estonian national police network and information system.

1996 – 2003 Commissioner for Data Protection and Freedom of Information
Created Estonian Data Protection Agency

2003 – 2006 Estonian Police, CISO
Designed Estonian Police’s IT Security system. Ran project that led to networking of police cars to various national information systems.

2006 – 2013 CERT Estonia team manager
Built up CERT-EE, Estonia’s national and gov CERT, from scratch. In charge of CERT-EE during 2007 cyber attacks against Estonia.

2013 – 2016 Estonian Information System’s Authority: Advisor
Areas: PKI, data exchange backbone, IP networks and critical infrastructure security

2016 – Estonian Central Criminal Police, Senior Superintendent

• Cavalier of the Order of the White Star (5th Class)
• Ministry of Interior Service Cross
• Ministry of Defence Service Cross