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[People] Hwang Soo-hoon assumes office as new chief of National Security Research Institute

by Dain Oh, Areum Hwang, Arthur Gregory Willers

Nov. 15, 2023
10:35 AM GMT+9

Hwang Soo-hoon, a former director of the National Intelligence Service (NIS), took office at the National Security Research Institute (NSR) as the new chief on Wednesday, beginning a three-year term.

Hwang Soo-hoon, the head of the National Security Research Institute. Source: The Electronics and Telecommunications Research Institute

In a press release on November 15, the Electronics and Telecommunications Research Institute (ETRI) announced that it appointed Hwang to the head of the NSR. The NSR is an affiliate of the ETRI that specializes in information security.

Hwang served in the national security watchdog agency for 25 years while sharing his expertise with the Korea Internet & Security Agency (KISA) as a committee member and the NSR as an adviser. Prior to joining the NIS, Hwang worked as a full-time researcher with KT, formerly “Korea Telecom,” from 1990 to 1994.

Hwang graduated from Kyungpook National University in 1988, and received a Master’s Degree in Electrical and Electronic Engineering from Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology in 1990.


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