CyCon 2020 Papers to be presented at Virtual Book Launch

The proceedings of the 12th annual International Conference on Cyber Conflict (CyCon) will be presented by their authors at a virtual book launch taking place on 26th – 28th of May, 4PM-6PM EEST (Eastern European Summer Time). The event is available to the public and registration is open as of now.

For the first time in CyCon’s history, the 600-participant cyber conference hosted in Tallinn, Estonia, could not take place. Similar to all the public events, it had to be cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic. CyCon has traditionally been blessed with a large volume of high quality academic papers. In order to show appreciation towards the work of our authors, CCDCOE is holding a virtual presentation of CyCon proceedings despite having no physical conference accompanying it.

The researchers contributing to ‘20/20 Vision: The Next Decade’ book will explore how cyberspace and cyber conflict will evolve in the 2020s. What are the emerging technologies, policies and legal frameworks that will shape the future at societal and personal levels? How can we ensure that the cyberspace, continuously open to technological innovation, will be more transparent, predictable and safe, still reflecting our values?

The book is a collection of papers commissioned by CCDCOE through a call for papers, to be presented at the CyCon 2020 conference on 26-29 May 2020 in Tallinn. Reflecting the three traditional CyCon tracks – technical, strategic and legal – 19 papers bring on new ideas and reinterpret traditional concepts. The topics range from artificial intelligence, autonomous weapons or cloud services through energy distribution networks and security of industrial control systems (ICS) to responses available to states under international law.

Throughout the years, the annual International Conference on Cyber Conflict, CyCon, organised by the NATO Cooperative Cyber Defence Centre of Excellence, has established itself as a prominent multidisciplinary conference on the technical, legal, policy, strategy and military perspectives of cyber defence and security. In just over a decade, CyCon has also become a community-building event for cyber security professionals, drawing over 600 participants each May to the Estonian capital, while adhering to the highest standards of academic research.

The NATO Cooperative Cyber Defence Centre of Excellence (CCDCOE) is a NATO-accredited knowledge hub offering a unique interdisciplinary approach to the most relevant issues in cyber defence. The Centre conducts research, trainings and exercises in four core areas: technology, strategy, operations and law. The heart of the Centre is a diverse group of international experts from military, government, academia and industry, representing currently 25 member nations.

The Centre’s publications and research papers are available online. They include a regularly updated database of national cyber security documents, the International Cyber Developments Review (INCYDER) and comprehensive overviews of national cyber security organizations.

The papers for CyCon 2020 titled ‘20/20 Vision: The Next Decade’ are available here.

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