Vladimer Svanadze

Vladimer Svanadze

Founder and chairman of the board, IDI

Founder and chairman of the board of „Internet Development Initiative - IDI“, former consultant at “LEPL Cyber Security Bureau” of the Ministry of Defense of Georgia, he hold a master’s degree in the international policy. Has been studying cyber security policy, strategy and current best practices since 2011. Author of many works and articles. Prepared and published the first Georgian language book on cyber security. Initiated and organized various cyber security projects. Furthermore, he is a doctorant of the social and political science program, Institute of Georgian Institute of Public Affairs. Initiator and organizer of the first Georgian Internet Governance Forum GeoIGF, and the first Cybersecurity Festival of Georgian Students, coordinator of the Plenary Session of Cybersecurity at the EuroDIG2017. Also organizer of many trainings and study courses, including Investigating DNS Abuse/Misuse for Law Enforcement Agents. As a main adviser at the State Security and Crisis Management Council at the Prime Minister of Georgia; Recommendations in the process of preparation of the Strategy; Preparation of the final version of The National Cybersecurity Strategy of Georgia (2016 – 2018). Established a first library of Cybersecurity at the National Defence Academy at the MoD - Cyber Corner.