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.
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.
CyCon 2023 will take place from 30 May to 2 June 2023.
The fifteenth iteration of the conference calls for stock-taking and perhaps re-assessment of the many assumptions, conclusions, and forecasts made in respect of and about cyberspace, technologies, and people using them. The theme of CyCon 2023 is “Meeting Reality”.
CyCon 2023 will challenge our assumptions about cyber conflict and associated technologies in general, in addition to their role in peacetime as well as crisis and conflict. Do our policies and legal frameworks stand the test of time? What technologies have turned out to be game changers and which have been overrated? CyCon 2023 encourages the discussion of concepts of cyber conflict as tested by real world events, including the return of war to Europe, addressing questions that might have appeared niche and theoretical just a few years ago, but now have proven to be of real life significance.