11th International Conference on Cyber Conflict: Silent Battle

May 28 – 31, 2019 Tallinn, Estonia
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The theme for CyCon 2019 is ‘Silent Battle’. Experts from different disciplines can imagine varied topics based on this theme: 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.

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The 10th anniversary CyCon brought to Tallinn around 700 cyber experts from more than 40 nations.

About CyCon

The annual International Conference on Cyber Conflict, CyCon, hosted by the NATO Cooperative Cyber Defence Centre of Excellence addresses the most relevant issues concerning the cyber defence community. Entering its second decade, CyCon has established itself as a prominent multidisciplinary conference and community-building event for cyber security professionals from around the world, while at the same time adhering to the highest standards of academic research.

Throughout the years, CyCon has presented keynotes and panels focusing on the technical, legal, policy, strategy and military perspectives of cyber defence and security. Each year, around 600 decision-makers, opinion-leaders, law and technology experts from the governments, military, academia and industry of nearly 50 countries meet at CyCon to address current cyber security challenges in an interdisciplinary manner.

Kersti kaljulaid - Cycon conference
Cycon conference

Over two and a half days, experts approach the conference’s key themes in keynote speeches, plenaries, focused sessions and breakout discussions. CyCon’s workshops allow more in-depth discussions on specific topics related to technology and malware development, education and training issues, legal aspects, etc., or provide practical hands-on training.

In 2018 the event focused on the theme of maximising effects in the cyber domain.

Keynote speakers include:

  • H.E. Kersti Kaljulaid, the President of Estonia
  • Dr. Jessica Barker, a leader in the human nature of cyber security from Cygenta
  • Mr. Kentaro Sonoura, Special Advisor to the Prime Minister of Japan

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