Cyber 9/12 Project

The Cyber 9/12 Project explores how we should respond the day after a major cyber calamity. Learn More
  • 2015 Cyber 9/12 Student Challenge Competition

    The Cyber 9/12 Student Challenge is the only student competition devoted to high-level policy recommendations for day-after responses to a major cyber incident. The annual event organized by the Atlantic Council and hosted by American University is the "must attend" student event in international cybersecurity policy. The Cyber 9/12 Student Challenge engages students with a small group of experts representing various sectors including government, finance, telecom, and the press. This competition promotes awareness of cybersecurity policy issues while providing students and experts an opportunity to network with cybersecurity experts and develop new ideas on the future of cybersecurity policy.

    In 2015 the competition will include two events:

    • In the United States, the Cyber 9/12 Student Challenge will take place on March 13 and 14 at American University in Washington, DC.
    • In Europe, the Cyber 9/12 Student Challenge will take place on April
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  • 2014 Cyber 9/12 Student Challenge Competition Results

    First Place 

    Team Phoenix
    Mike Hooper (National Intelligence University) 
    Maggie Smith (Eastern Michigan University) 
    Rock Stevens (Eastern Michigan University) 
    Jason Rivera (Georgetown University)

    Second Place 

    ECIR 
    Bill Young (MIT) 
    Josephine Wolff (MIT) 
    Evann Smith (Harvard University)

    Third Place

    Tartans
    Michael Cook (Carnegie
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  • A Challenge for Students: How to Manage a Cyber Catastrophe

    Teams comprising nearly a hundred students, from twenty-four universities as far afield as Turkey and Estonia, gathered in Washington this month to compete at solving this challenge: Imagine that you are cyber-security specialists summoned to advise the US National Intelligence Council on policies that the American president should adopt in response to a massive cyber catastrophe. Your initial recommendations must fit in five printed pages, and you have 10 minutes to explain them to senior national security officials, and then face 10 minutes of direct questions from experts in the field.

    The competition, called the Cyber 9/12 Student Challenge was designed to bridge a critical problem in governments’ responses to real emergencies – making sure that the makers of cyber policies and the technical specialists who implement them understand each other. In the real world of cyber security, these policy makers and technical operators too often fail to see each others’ halves of...

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  • Cyber 9/12 Student Challenge Resources

    The Atlantic Council's Cyber Statecraft Initiative together with the Geneva Centre for Security Policy (GCSP) concluded Europe's first Cyber 9/12 Student Challenge, held on April 22 to 23 in Geneva, Switzerland. The European Cyber 9/12 Student Challenge follows three successful years of similar competitions held in Washington, DC. Sixteen teams competed to offer their best national security policy prescriptions for combating escalating cyber conflict. The teams traveled to Geneva from the United Kingdom, France, Poland, Switzerland, Finland, Hungary, Estonia, and the United States. By bringing together current and future cyber policymakers from across the transatlantic community, the Student Challenge provided a unique venue for advancing cybersecurity education in Europe and beyond. Take a look at the photos from Geneva...
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  • NATO 2013 Report: Broadening Partnerships for Global Security

    Today's global challenges require a cooperative approach to security. Complementing the close relationships among NATO member countries, partnerships are an increasingly important part of the Alliance's core business.
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  • Cyber 9/12 Strategy Challenge: Frequently Asked Questions

     

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  • Cyber 9/12 Student Competition: 2014 Competing Teams

    Semi-Final Teams

    ECIR
    Bill Young (MIT)
    Josephine Wolff (MIT)
    Evann Smith (Harvard University)

    Team Phoenix
    Mike Hooper (National Intelligence University)
    Maggie Smith (Eastern Michigan University)
    Rock Stevens (Eastern Michigan University)
    Jason Rivera (Georgetown University)

    CERIAS
    Alli Roberts (Purdue University)
    Sydney Liles (Purdue University)
    Rylan Chong (Purdue University)
    Filipo Sharevski (Purdue University)

    NetYet
    Ouzkaan Pehlivan (Galatasaray / USAK)
    Emin Caliskan (Tallinn Technical University)
    Murat Can (Bogazici University)
    Minhac Çelik (Tubitak)

    Georgetown Blue and Grey Hats
    Tomas Kristlik (Georgetown University)
    Pasi Eronen (Georgetown University)
    Timothy Stafford (Georgetown University)
    Greg Collins
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  • Cyber 9/12 Student Challenge: Location & Directions

    Day 1 | March 13, 2015

    American University Washington College of Law
    4801 Massachusetts Ave. NW
    Map WCL

    WCL PictureGetting There

    From Metro
    American University Washington College of Law is accessible by Metro. The closest stop is the Tenleytown/AU stop on the Red Line.

    Walking
    From the metro, exit on to Albemarle Street. Turn right on to Albemarle Street and follow it to 48th Street, NW. Turn left on 48th and proceed about four blocks to Massachusetts Avenue, NW. The Law School is situated on your right. Enter it from the Massachusetts Avenue side.
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  • Cyber 9/12 Student Challenge: 2014 Schedule

    Friday, February 7: Competition Day One

    Location: Washington College of Law
    4801 Massachusetts Ave NW, Washington, DC 20016

    8:00 - 9:00 a.m.       Breakfast and Registration
    6th Floor
    9:00 - 9:30 a.m.      Competitors and Judges Meetings
    Competitors-Room 603
    Judges-Room 602

    9:30 - 12:00 p.m.   Morning Qualifying Rounds
    Rooms: 627, 528, 504, 500

    12:00 - 1:30 p.m.    Lunch and Career Panel
    Room 603

    1:00 - 1:30 p.m.       Afternoon Judges Meetings
    Room 602

    1:30 - 5:00 p.m.       Afternoon Qualifying Rounds
    Rooms: 627, 528, 504, 500

    Friday, February

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  • Cyber 9/12 Student Challenge: 2014 Registration

    Don't miss your chance to be a part of this one-of-a-kind cyber conflict simulation. Observers are welcome and we are still looking for volunteers to assist on the day of the event.



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