Liina Areng

Liina Areng leads the operation of the Latin America and Caribbean Cyber Competence Centre LAC4 in the Dominican Republic established by EU CyberNet, a project implemented by the Estonian Information System Authority (RIA) and focused on coordination and strengthening European Union’s external capacity building in cybersecurity 

She has previously worked as a diplomat in NATO, cybersecurity adviser at the Estonian Ministry of Defence, Director of International Relations at the NATO CCDCOE and Head of International Relations at RIA since 2007. She has also worked as the Director of Tallinn Digital Summit, and held various policy roles at the Estonian Ministry of Defence. For her work, Ms Areng was awarded the Order of the White Star by Estonia’s president in 2023.