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09 March 2018

NATO CCDCOE is partnering with Munich Security Conference (MSC) in Spring 2018

NATO Cooperative Cyber Defence Centre of Excellence (CCDCOE) will organise in partnership with Munich Security Conference (MSC) the Cyber Security Summit (CSS) in Tallinn on 29 May, 2018. The Cyber Security Summit will take place on the eve of CyCon, the 10th anniversary International Conference on Cyber Conflict “Maximising Effects”, where discussions on relevant cyber defence topics will continue from 30 May to 1 June, 2018.During the recently held Munich Security Conference (MSC) the two organisations also partnered in carrying out the Cyber Security Roundtable in Munich on 16 February.“We are proud to continue this partnership on the year that our Centre and our conference CyCon celebrate their tenth anniversary. In ten years CCDCOE in Tallinn has developed from 7 founding members to 20-nation strong cyber defence hub. Both the Munich Security Conference Cyber Security Summit and CyCon are highly acclaimed in the community of cyber defenders, it is only natural to bring them even closer together this year,” said Merle Maigre, Director of CCDCOE.The CSS 2018 will take place in Tallinn on the eve of the 10th edition of the International Conference on Cyber Conflict (CyCon) and in partnership with the NATO Cooperative Cyber Defence Centre of Excellence and the Government of Estonia. Just as the previous summits in Silicon Valley or Tel Aviv, the event in Tallinn will be assembling about 150 senior decision-makers from politics, military, academia and business for a frank and open debate.Back-to-back with that, the 10th anniversary event of CyCon, joining key experts and decision-makers of the global cyber defence community will focus on the topic of maximising effects in cyber realm. CyCon will look into how maximising effects can be achieved and what will the consequences be. How will AI, machine learning and big data help to maximise effects in cyberspace? How will international law develop in light of the serious effects of state-sponsored operations that may or may not be hard to attribute? The effects generated through cyberspace, including new instabilities and vulnerabilities, will require new policies, legal frameworks and technological solutions to maximise security. CyCon seeks to address these and other current key issues, nearly 50 years after the birth of the Internet. Registration to CyCon will open in March.The NATO Cooperative Cyber Defence Centre of Excellence is a NATO-accredited cyber defence hub focusing on research, training and exercises. The international military organisation based in Estonia currently includes 20 nations providing a 360-degree look at cyber defence, with expertise in the areas of technology, strategy, operations and law.The CCDCOE is home to the Tallinn Manual 2.0, the most comprehensive guide on how International Law applies to cyber operations. The Centre also organises the world’s largest and most complex international technical live-fire cyber defence exercise Locked Shields. Another highlight of the Centre is the International Conference on Cyber Conflict, CyCon, a unique event joining key experts and decision-makers of the global cyber defence community every spring.