The French Cyber Challenge Edition

Join the french cyber challenge

23 January 2024

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 2024 French Cyber 9/12 competition will be held from the 24th to 26th of April 2024 in Paris at Campus Condorcet

 

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 2024 French Cyber 9/12 competition will be held from the 24th to 26th of April 2024 in Paris at Campus Condorcet.

 

The French Edition

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 the voting process on New Caledonia’s potential accession to independence.

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 before March,  8th 17h00 (CET) via the form bellow:

Apply here !

  • 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

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.

The competition will be held in English.

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 : cyber912.paris@gmail.com

If you are a business or organisation and would like to support the Challenge financially to help :

 

  • Build a diverse community of cybersecurity experts;
  • Foster valuable trust and understanding through building bridges between the tech and policy communities;
  • Inculcate a forward-looking and strategic outlook of a cyber crisis while developing actionable policy solutions;
  • Cultivate multidisciplinary thinking in the next generation of cybersecurity professionals and policymakers.

You can contact us at: cyber912.paris@gmail.com