The Brent Scowcroft Center on International Security will hold the Cyber 9/12 Student Challenge in Washington DC on 11-12 March 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 the 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 Washington, DC, in partnership with American University's School of International Service, student teams confront a serious cybersecurity breach of national and international importance. Teams will compose policy recommendations and justify their decision-making process, considering the role and implications for relevant civilian, military, law enforcement, and private sector entities and updating the recommendations as the scenario evolves.
For more information see the programme webpage.