The 9th CyCon Starts Next Week

The 9th International Conference on Cyber Conflict, CyCon 2017, brings key experts and decision-makers of the global cyber defence community to Tallinn from May 30th to June 2nd. The annual event organised by NATO Cooperative Cyber Defence Centre of Excellence focuses this year on the fundamental aspects of cyber security under the theme of Defending the Core.

The conference will be opened by the President of Estonia Kersti Kaljulaid. Other speakers include Katie Moussouris of Luta Security; Admiral Michelle Howard, the Commander of U.S. Naval Forces Europe; Dr. Sandro Gaycken of the Digital Society Institute at ESMT Berlin; control system security consultant Ralph Langner; Professor Michael Schmitt, the director and general editor of the Tallinn Manual 2.0 on the International Law Applicable to Cyber Operations, Ambassador Sorin Ducaru, NATO´s Assistant Secretary General for Emerging Security Challenges; Jeff Moss, the founder and CEO of the DEF CON hacker conference; William H. Saito, Special Advisor to the Government of Japan; Michael Chertoff, Co-Chair of Global Commission on the Stability of Cyberspace; Paul Vixie, Internet Hall of Fame and Farsight Security, Paul Nicholas from Microsoft and many others.

CyCon 2017 recognises that digitalisation has both transformed and disrupted our way of life, bringing new security risks to technological dependencies together with its innumerable social and economic benefits. Key themes of the conference are discussed from legal, technology and strategy perspectives, often in an interdisciplinary manner.

CyCon 2017 will also include a plenary panel with Cyber Commanders and with the recently established Global Commission on the Stability of Cyberspace (GCSC).

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