CyCon 2021 ‘Going Viral’ to Begin in Two Weeks

The first virtual International Conference on Cyber Conflict, CyCon, organised by the NATO Cooperative Cyber Defence Centre of Excellence (CCDCOE) opens already in two weeks, on 25 May. The community-building event introduces recent scientific research and best practices from both public and private sector. Registration and other details are available at

Keynote speakers include experts from companies leading innovation in cybersecurity, such as Dmitri Alperovitch, Chairman of Silverado Policy Accelerator, Philip Quade, Chief Information Security Officer at Fortinet, Casper Klynge, Microsoft’s Vice President for European Government Affairs and Massimo Tedeschi, Chief Technology Officer at Leonardo.

The four-day event includes keynotes, panel discussions, workshops and more focused discussions on the basis of new research papers carefully chosen to be presented at the event.

The central theme of CyCon 2021 – Going Viral – alludes to the implications of human crises (such as the pandemic) for cybersecurity and cyberspace. It also sets out to encourage discussions on the impact of the rapid proliferation and high unpredictability the processes in cyberspace are prone to.

For more than a decade CyCon has been acclaimed for its high-level academic expertise and attracted every year more than 600 participants from the governments, military, academia and industry of nearly 50 countries to meet and address together current cyber security challenges in an interdisciplinary manner. Adapting to the new reality, CyCon will provide a virtual meeting point for the same community this year.

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CyCon 2021 is supported by Microsoft, Fortinet, Leonardo and IEEE.

Find out more about past CyCon events.