The Brent Scowcroft Center on International Security will hold the Cyber 9/12 Student Challenge in Geneva, Switzerland on 7-8 April 2016.
Now entering its fourth year, the Cyber 9/12 Student Challenge is a competition designed to provide students across academic disciplines with a deeper understanding of the policy challenges associated with cyber crisis and conflict. Part interactive learning experience and part competitive scenario exercise, it challenges teams to respond to a realistic, evolving cyberattack and analyse the threat it poses to national, international, and private sector interests.
Students are given an opportunity to interact with expert mentors and high-level cyber professionals while developing valuable skills in policy analysis and presentation. The competition has already engaged over 400 students from universities in the United States, United Kingdom, France, Poland, Switzerland, Hungary, Finland, and Estonia.
In Geneva, Switzerland, in partnership with the Geneva Centre for Security Policy (GCSP), students respond to a major cyberattack on European networks. Competitors will provide recommendations balancing individual national approaches and a collective crisis management response, considering capabilities, policies, and governance structures of NATO, EU, and individual nations. The competition hopes to foster a culture of cooperation and a better understanding of these organisations and their member states in responding to cyberattacks.
For more information see the programme webpage.