The International Conference on Cyber Conflict, CyCon, is entering its second decade. Throughout the years, CyCon has established itself as a prominent multidisciplinary conference, introducing keynotes and panels focusing on the technical, legal, policy, strategy and military perspectives of cyber defence and security. This is undoubtedly thanks to the amount of high-quality original academic research presented at the conference. In 2018, the Academic Review Committee selected 22 articles that were presented at the conference and published in the proceedings.
Each year, around 600 decision-makers, opinion-leaders, law and technology experts from the governments, military, academia and industry of nearly 50 countries meet at CyCon to address current cyber security challenges in an interdisciplinary manner. Over two and a half days, experts approach the conference’s key themes in keynote speeches, plenaries, focused sessions and breakout discussions. CyCon’s workshops allow more in-depth discussions on specific topics related to technology and malware development, education and training issues, legal aspects, etc., or provide practical hands-on training.
In 2018 the event focused on the theme of maximising effects in the cyber domain. Keynote speakers included H.E. Kersti Kaljulaid, the President of Estonia, Alex Stamos, Chief Security Officer of Facebook, Dr. Antonio Missiroli, NATO Assistant Secretary General on Emerging Security Challenges, H.E Toomas Hendrik Ilves, former President of Estonia, Thomas Dullien, Staff Software Engineer at Google Zero and many others distinguished experts.
In 2019 the 11th CyCon will take place from 28 to 31 May on the theme of “Silent Battle”