Government Information Security Office in Slovenia
The director of the Government Information Security Office of the Republic of Slovenia Dr Uroš Svete is an expert in the area of defence, security studies, conflict analysis, and information security/cybersecurity. He has extensive experience in lecturing and researching as part of his academic career at the Faculty of Social Studies, University of Ljubljana. He was one of the first Slovenian academics to deal with the security and geostrategic dimensions of the use of information and communication technologies. As an Associate Professor he mostly focused on the topics of military technology and security implications of information and communication technologies. Between January 2011 and December 2015, he was leading the Department of Defense Studies. At the end of 2018, he became the Director General of the Information Society Directorate at the Ministry of Public Administration, where he successfully led the process of the establishment of the Information Security Administration as the national competent authority for cybersecurity, which was operating as part of the Ministry of Public Administration (at the time digital ministry in Slovenia). Following a new national reform and change of legislation in July 2021 the Government Information Security Office was established as the national competent authority for cybersecurity under the authority of the Prime Minister's Office and Dr Uroš Svete was appointed as Director.