Cyber Security Conference /

CyCon 2014


3-6 Jun 2014



Tallinn, Estonia

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The conference focused on ‘Active Cyber Defence’, looking at the risks and benefits as well as the technical, strategic and legal implications of (applying) active cyber defence.

The opening keynote was given by H. E. Toomas Hendrik Ilves, President of the Republic of Estonia who reminded the audience the basic principles of Internet freedom and privacy, noting that we may have gone from worrying too little to worrying too much and we are seeing cyber issues where there are none. Dr Jamie Shea, NATO Deputy Assistant Secretary General for Emerging Security Challenges gave an overview on how NATO has and still is changing its perception of cyber.

The conference span over three and a half days with Tuesday as the pre-conference workshop day. Talks in two parallel tracks covered a wide spectrum of topics from IPV6 and Cloud Computing to ethics and biohacking. For the first time in CyCon’s history a special student award was given out to support and motivate junior researchers doing their studies in cyber defence. The winner of the student awards was Marco Lancini from the Politecnico di Milano.  

CyCon 2014 was supported by Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE, technical sponsor), Microsoft (diamond sponsor), Intel Security, Cisco & Lancope, Verint (gold sponsors), IBM and Ixia (sponsors).

Conference articles and videos are available here.