Patrik Maldre is Managing Partner at Retel Partners, an Estonia-based consulting firm focusing on cyber security. He was an Adjunct Fellow at the Center for European Policy Analysis (CEPA), where he led the CEPA Cyber Defense Initiative. He was also a Junior Research Fellow at ICDS, a Tallinn, Estonia-based security policy think tank. Previously, Patrik worked in the Estonian Ministry of Foreign Affairs as Desk Officer for Cyber Security Policy. Mr. Maldre is the author of numerous publications on cyber security threats and international cyber cooperation in the Baltic Sea region. His current research interests revolve around transatlantic cyber security policy, including cyber deterrence, norms, and confidence-building measures, as well as the use of offensive cyber capabilities during conflict and peacetime by threat actors connected to Russian strategic interests.