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Cyber 9/12 Strategy Challenge 2022

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Cyber 9/12 Strategy Challenge 2022

5 December 2022 - 7 December 2022

Organized in partnership with the Atlantic Council, the Cyber 9/12 Strategy Challenge is the world’s only global cyber competition for students, designed to tackle the cyber skills shortage through iterated crisis simulation and policy analysis.

Part interactive learning experience and part competitive scenario exercise, Cyber 9/12 challenges student teams from across academic disciplines to respond to a realistic and evolving cyber scenario. Teams analyze threats and develop responses to manage the crisis, with built in feedback loops from expert judges.

The 2022 French Cyber 9/12 competition will be held from the 5th to the 7th of December 2022 in Paris.

The first round and the semi-finals will take place at Campus Condorcet

Then the final will take place at Campus Cyber (Eria Tower, 5 Rue Bellini, 92800 Puteaux).

The French Challenge

The first French Cyber 9/12 competition was held in 2019 at the International Cybersecurity Forum. The scenario examined an evolving cyber crisis with geopolitical impacts during the 2024 Paris Olympics. The last edition brought together about forty students from various international universities and they responded to major cyber incident affecting a French military satellites.

The Cyber 9/12 Strategy Challenge is a unique opportunity to engage with complex cyber issues with no requisite background except an interest in the topic, the desire to learn more and the creativity to find innovative solutions to this new generation of policy issues. It also constitutes an opportunity for the next generation to develop new skills through briefings and feedback with leading experts in the field.

How to apply ?

If you are a potential coach, you can select a team of 4 highly motivated students.

If you are students interested to cyber security issues and motivated to participate in this kind of interactive and learning experience, please apply via the form bellow:


  • The name of your team – be creative!
  • The resumes of the 4 team members and their school
  • The name of your faculty coach and his/her affiliation
  • A 1,000-word essay in English answering the question below:

“According to you, what are the top three challenges to international security regarding cyber related issues?”

The Cyber 9/12 Strategy Challenge is open to students organized in teams of 4 students. Students can be from different school or universities and from different backgrounds.

A team is mentored by a coach who can be a teacher or a professional.

We can also support teams as they prepare to respond to tomorrow’s most complex cyber challenges.

More information about the Cyber 9/12 Strategy Challenge and access to preparation materials, including past scenarios and playbooks for teams is available on the Atlantic Council website.

For any questions or informations, contact us at :



5 December 2022
7 December 2022


Atlantic Council


Centre des Colloques – Campus Condorcet
10 Rue des Fillettes
Aubervilliers, 93300 France
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