Project Summary

Here you will find preparation materials for prospective Cyber 9/12 teams, including the Cyber 9/12 Strategy Challenge Starter Pack, a single document including preparation materials for teams interested in competing in Cyber 9/12 competitions.

Each year, the Cyber 9/12 Strategy Challenge connects with hundreds of students from around the globe as they tackle a realistic cyber crisis scenario with far-reaching implications on national security, international law, economics, and politics.

University students analyze a bespoke, three-part scenario and develop policy recommendations to respond to and mitigate the escalating cyber crisis. These scenarios can be found below, and select scenarios also include award-winning recommendations, collected and curated by the Cyber Statecraft Initiative in the form of a scenario playbook.

Through playbooks, we can make crowdsourced and cutting-edge policy analysis and solutions on emerging cyber challenges available to competitors, coaches, and practitioners in government and industry.