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Virtualized Environment – The Available Complexity

The panel explores how digital twin technology, cyber ranges and cyber-physical systems can be used for research and education. The virtualization of hardware components, modelling and simulating the physical entities or complex systems reduces the investments and allows effective scaling even in Cyber-Physical Exercises. 

NATO and EU – Strategic Outlook

The panel will examine the cyber dimension (or the lack thereof?) of the upcoming NATO and EU strategic documents, and the implications and opportunities for NATO-EU cooperation on cyber issues that the NATO Strategic Concept and the Strategic Compass for the EU will bring. Representatives of EU and NATO will share their experiences and perspectives on the possible long-term strategic outcomes of the documents, complemented by the member state insight.  

The Coming AI Hackers*

Cognitive Warfare – Hacking the OODA Loop

NATO and Regional Partnerships Beyond Europe

The year 2021 saw the birth of an important security oriented regional alliance outside Europe, yet involving NATO member states, AUKUS, covering Australia, the United Kingdom and the United States (US). There is also the Quad (Japan, the US, India and Australia) which has a longer history and had its first foreign minister’s meeting in 2019. Both frameworks have substantive cyber and information technology related components.  Their ambition spans from sharing expertise to drive domestic and international best practices to bolster critical infrastructure resilience, to information and technology sharing, to cooperation on cyber capabilities, artificial intelligence and quantum computing.  What does the rise of the Indo-Pacific as a geo-political concept mean for Europe in cyberspace? What does this vector of security policy mean for NATO? Shall we fear diluting or on the contrary, welcome strengthening of the Alliance? 

Closing Remarks and CyCon 2023 Announcement*

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