About the Cyber 9/12 Strategy Challenge

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About the Cyber 9/12 Strategy Challenge

Now entering its seventh year, the Cyber 9/12 Strategy Challenge is a one-of-a-kind 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 analyze the threat it poses to national, international, and private sector interests.

Students have a unique opportunity to interact with and receive feedback from expert mentors and high-level cyber professionals while developing valuable skills in policy analysis and presentation. The competition has already engaged over 1000 students from universities in the United States, United Kingdom, France, Australia, China, United Arab Emirates, Poland, Switzerland, Hungary, Sweden, Finland, and Estonia.

USMA and Chelsey Slack
Winners of the 2018 Cyber 9/12 Geneva competition with Ambassador Chritian Dussey, Director of the Geneva Centre for Security Policy and Chelsey Slack, Deputy Head of NATO’s Cyber Defence Section.

Competition Contact
For any questions about the competition, please contact the staff at the Atlantic Council’s Cyber Statecraft Initiative.

Ms. Safa Shahwan, Assistant Director, Cyber Statecraft Initiative
T: +1-202-864-2861 | Email