Cyber Strategy Consultant- researcher
Founder of Cyber Security Studies and Education Center “CYSEC“. In 1995-2001 Andria Gotsiridze served at several positions before taking the post of a Head of division at the State Military Scientific Technical Centre DELTA. His working experience includes senior positions in Georgian Ministry of Defense (MoD) and Intelligence Services. He was a Director of the Cyber Security Bureau (MoD) in 2014-2016, Inspector General in 2012-2014 and served at the Foreign and Military Intelligence services as a head of various departments in 2001-2008. Between 2008-2012 Mr. Gotsiridze switched his career to private sector and supervised Security Department of JSC “PrivatBank” (Ukraine) and JSC “Bank Constanta”. The area of his reponisbilities included IT security, operational risks, antifraud management, internal security, and integrity checking.
Under his leadership, the Cyber Security Bureau developed Georgia’s first Cyber Security Policy and Strategy and has initiated number of cyber security projects, such as, Cyber Reserve and multi-componential cyber security awareness raising project. He supported to train and employ soldiers wounded in international missions as trainers in cyber security.
Mr. Gotsiridze gives lectures at Caucasus University and International Black Sea University, Civil Servant Course organized by GFSIS (Rondeli Foundation) and is currently involved in several projects as a Cyber Security Advisor at the Georgia Innovation and Technology Agency. He is co-author of Cyber Security Generic Reference Curriculum published by NATO PFPC in 2016.