CyCon, the annual Conference on Cyber Conflict, opens in two weeks. Registration will close shortly and some sessions have already reached their maximum capacity. Currently, registration is open at www.cycon.org.
The annual NATO Cooperative Cyber Defence Centre of Excellence conference will focus on the construction of the Internet and its potential future development. The topic “Architectures in Cyberspace” asks what cyberspace is and will be in the coming years as well as how it relates to cyber security. Issues debated will vary from technical to legal, strategy and policy. The pre-conference workshop day, 26 May, features a variety of policy discussions and technical trainings. Confirmed speakers at the 7th Conference on Cyber Conflict, CyCon 2015, include Estonian president Toomas Hendrik Ilves, and Assistant Secretary General of NATO Ambassador Sorin Ducaru as well as numerous academics, industry leaders and cyber experts.
One of this year’s highlights is a keynote speech by Admiral Michael S. Rogers, Commander of the U.S. Cyber Command and Director of the National Security Agency as well as Chief of Central Security Service. The Agency protects America’s vital national security information and systems, provides information assurance expertise in defending computer systems and generates the standards and approaches for defence capability. The U.S. Cyber Command is tasked with generating cyber defensive and offensive mission force and providing capability to defend critical U.S. infrastructure. The command may also be directed to conduct cyber operations to deter or defeat strategic threats in other domains.
Registration and detailed information is available on the conference website www.cycon.org. Discounted conference passes are available for students and government employees. Accredited media will have free access to the conference. Please contact logistics.cycon -at- ccdcoe.org for discount codes, further questions and media accreditation.