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The Cyber 9/12 Strategy Challenge at the International Cybersecurity Forum 2020

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The Cyber 9/12 Strategy Challenge at the International Cybersecurity Forum 2020

28 January 2020 - 30 January 2020

The International Cybersecurity Forum (FIC, Forum International de Cybersécurité) is an initiative that brings together, on 28, 29 and 30 January 2020, the main actors in cybersecurity in Europe and beyond to reflect and exchange ideas. This reference event in Europe brings together all digital security stakeholders at a 3-day trade fair and forum in January and is THE key moment for decision-makers in this field.

Since 2015, the FIC has been addressing technical challenges in digital investigation every year. This year, for the second time, it is organizing a “policy challenge” dedicated to strategic reflection on the theme of collective security in cyberspace. Participants will react to a hypothetical crisis scenario occurring after a catastrophic event: “9/12” refers to the aftermath of September 11, 2001 in the United States.

Organized in partnership with the Atlantic Council, GEODE and PwC, this type of international challenge is unique in France.
During the FIC, the 2-day challenge brings together about 15 teams of 4 students from different international schools and universities. A jury composed of different authorities in the field nominates the winning team, which then presents its solutions in plenary session before receiving a prize.

The Cyber 9/12 Strategy Challenge is designed to provide students from a variety of academic disciplines with a better understanding of the policy challenges associated with cyber incidents. Both an interactive learning experience and a competitive scenario exercise, the Cyber 9/12 Challenge gives students interested in e-politics the opportunity to interact with expert mentors, judges and professionals. Students will react to an evolving cyber attack scenario and analyze the threat it poses to the interests of the state, the military and the private sector. Teams are judged on the basis of their political responses, decision-making processes and oral presentation.



September 2019 – Call for Applications

November 2019 – Announcement of the first participating teams

The challenge will take place on January 28-29, 2020, at the FIC in Lille


More info : strategy-challenge-fic-2020


28 January 2020
30 January 2020


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Lille Grand palais
1 boulevard des Cités Unies
Lille-Euralille, 59777 France
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