The 14th International Conference on Cyber Conflict will be held from 31 May through 3 June 2022 in Tallinn, Estonia. Initial information on the conference is available here.
CyCon 2022’s central theme is Keep Moving! If taken figuratively, the discussion will revolve around challenges posed by constant evolution of technologies and threats, and ways of formulating and coordinating our response. In the literary sense, we are interested in cyber security of transportation and supply chain, military mobility or autonomous technologies and automation.
The International Conference on Cyber Conflict, CyCon, has entered 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.
CyCon 2021 Going Viral took place virtually due to the pandemic. The first fully virtual edition of CyCon drew over 800 viewers from 57 countries.
Each year, more than 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 for 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.
As a longstanding tradition the opening address of the event was made by the Estonian President Kersti Kaljulaid. Other keynote speakers included Air Chief Marshal Sir Stuart Peach, Chairman of the NATO Military Committee, David van Weel, NATO’s Assistant Secretary General for Emerging Security Challenges. Keynote speakers also included experts from companies leading innovation in cybersecurity, such as Dmitri Alperovitch, Chairman of Silverado Policy Accelerator, Philip Quade, Chief Information Security Officer at Fortinet, Casper Klynge, Microsoft’s Vice President for European Government Affairs and Massimo Tedeschi, Chief Technology Officer at Leonardo. CyCon 2021 also saw a launch of CCDCOE new book on autonomous cyber capabilities under international law. This new edited volume converges the parallel conversations on the application of international law to cyber operations and to autonomous (military) systems.