CyCon 2019 Registration Now Open

NATO CCDCOE is pleased to announce that the registration for the Annual International Conference on Cyber Conflict (CyCon 2019) is now open. To register for the conference, please visit All registration will close on Monday, 6 May 2019.

The 11th International Conference on Cyber Conflict will be held 28-31 May 2019 in Tallinn, Estonia. Focusing on the theme of Silent Battle, CyCon 2019 will explore how different disciplines approach the concept of cyber battlefield: a techie will think of vulnerabilities, exploits and patches; a policy advisor, of detection and attribution; a lawyer, of responsibility; and military, of situational awareness.

Keynote speakers in 2019 include Estonian President Kersti Kaljulaid and, among others, Dr Jessica Barker, a leader in the human nature of cyber security from

Known for high level talks, relevance of reflections and wide array of experts, CyCon brings together hundreds of senior decision-makers from politics, military, academia and business for a frank and open debate. CyCon 2019 will focus on the core aspects of cyber security, the topics will include cyberspace governance, changing role of states in cyberspace, nature of current and future cyber attacks, military doctrine development, cyberspace as a domain of warfare, artificial intelligence and cognitive cyber security as well as legal aspects of cyber operations.

Conference proceedings are released as an IEEE publication, contributing to the world’s foremost technical literature on electrical engineering, computer science and electronics. For further information on CyCon, as well as the proceedings, videos, and presentations from previous years, please visit

The CyCon event has also expanded to the USA. Since 2016, the CyCon U.S. is jointly organized by the Army Cyber Institute of the US Military Academy at West Point and the NATO CCDCOE in Tallinn, Estonia. CyCon U.S. complements and broadens the reach of CyCon by promoting multidisciplinary cyber initiatives as well as furthering research and cooperation on cyber threats and opportunities.

CyCon is organised by the NATO Cooperative Cyber Defence Centre of Excellence, a multinational and interdisciplinary hub of cyber defence expertise, currently uniting practitioners from 21 nations. The mix of military, government and industry backgrounds means that the NATO CCDCOE provides a unique 360-degree approach to cyber defence. Since its establishment in 2008, the organisation supports its member nations and NATO with cyber defence expertise in the fields of technology, strategy, operations and law.