Hillar Aarelaid

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Photograph of Hillar Aarelaid

Hillar Aarelaid (born December 31, 1967) is the founder and first CEO for Estonia's Computer Emergency Response Team (CERT-EE).[1] He was the Director General of the Estonian Data Protection Inspectorate from 1999 to 2003.[2]

Aarelaid was one of the central officials in charge of responding to the computer attacks on Estonia after the Bronze Soldier of Tallinn controversy.[3] American expert Bill Woodcock and other observers praised Aarelaid's calm professionalism displayed during the attacks.[4]