The 10th CyCon Starts Next Week

Next week, on May 30th the NATO Cooperative Cyber Defence Centre of Excellence (CCDCOE) opens the 10th International Conference on Cyber Conflict, CyCon 2018. The anniversary event focuses on the theme of maximising effects in the cyber domain.

The conference will be opened by H.E. Kersti Kaljulaid, the President of Estonia. Other speakers include Alex Stamos, Chief Security Officer of Facebook; Dr. John Zangardi, the Chief Information Officer for the US Department of Homeland Security; Dr. Antonio Missiroli, NATO Assistant Secretary General on Emerging Security Challenges; H.E Toomas Hendrik Ilves, former President of Estonia; General Robert Neller, Commandant of the Marine Corps, Dr. Martin Libicki, recognised author and researcher; Bruce Schneier, internationally acclaimed cryptographer and writer; Camille François, Intelligence Director of Graphika; Thomas Dullien, Staff Software Engineer at Google Zero; Dr. Kevin Jones, Head of Cyber Security Architecture, Innovation and Scouting at Airbus; Dr Brian M. Pierce, Director of the DARPA Information Innovation Office and many others.

CyCon X: Maximising Effects takes place in Tallinn from 30 May to 1 June. In partnership with Munich Security Conference (MSC) CCDCOE will also host the Cyber Security Summit (CSS) in Tallinn on 29 May, 2018 on the eve of the 10th CyCon.

CyCon adheres to the highest standards in academic research. Proceedings are released as an IEEE publication, contributing to the world’s foremost technical literature on electrical engineering, computer science and electronics.

Registration to the event has been closed, but further updates and news will be available at and

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 21 nations providing a 360-degree look at cyber defence, with expertise in the areas of technology, strategy, operations and law.

Photos from CyCon 2017 (credit to CCDCOE, photographer Kristi Kamenik)