Professor Todor Tagarev is a former Minister of Defence (2013). Prior to that, he served as Director for Defence Planning and as National Armaments Director at the Bulgarian Ministry of Defence. He also sat on the NATO Research and Technology Board.
Currently Professor Tagarev leads both the “IT for Security” Department and the Centre for Security and Defence Management at the Institute of Information and Communication Technologies, part of the Bulgarian Academy of Sciences. He is also in charge of the research teams focusing on EU crisis management and on the evolving concepts of security. He also serves as Director of the "Defence Institute" at the Ministry of Defence of the Republic of Bulgaria.
He is also Editor-in-Chief of the “Information & Security: An International Journal” and DCAF’s series “Security and Defence Management.”