12th International Conference on Cyber Conflict
20/20 Vision:
The Next Decade




May 26 – 29, 2020 Tallinn, Estonia
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CyCon 2020, entitled 20/20 Vision: The Next Decade, will ask questions about how cyberspace and cyber conflict will evolve in the 2020s. What are the emerging technologies, policies and legal frameworks that will shape the future at societal and personal levels? How can we ensure that the cyberspace, continuously open to technological innovation, will be more transparent, predictable and safe, still reflecting our values?


The registration will open in March 2020.

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In May 2019, CyCon brought to Tallinn around 600 cyber experts from more than 40 nations.

About CyCon

The annual International Conference on Cyber Conflict, CyCon, hosted by the NATO Cooperative Cyber Defence Centre of Excellence addresses the most relevant issues concerning the cyber defence community. Entering its second decade, CyCon has established itself as a prominent multidisciplinary conference and community-building event for cyber security professionals from around the world, while at the same time adhering to the highest standards of academic research.

Throughout the years, CyCon has presented keynotes and panels focusing on the technical, legal, policy, strategy and military perspectives of cyber defence and security. Each year, around 600 decision-makers, opinion-leaders, law and technology experts from the governments, military, academia and industry of nearly 50 countries meet at CyCon to address current cyber security challenges in an interdisciplinary manner.

Kersti kaljulaid - Cycon conference
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In 2019 the event focused on the theme of Silent Battle. Highlights of the CyCon 2019 included the official declaration of Estonian's position on the applicability of international law in cyberspace and cyber operations in the opening address by Estonian President Kersti Kaljulaid.

Keynote speakers included:

  • Dr Antonio Missiroli, NATO ASG on Emerging Security Challenges
  • Adm Manfred Nielson, NATO DSACT
  • Mr Kentaro Sonoura, a Special Advisor to the Prime Minister of Japan
  • Prof Alberto Sangiovanni-Vincetelli, the Buttner Chair at the Department of EECS
  • Mr Tom Burt, Corporate Vice President, Microsoft


One of the practical deliverables of the CyCon was the Interactive Cyber Law Toolkit, a web-based resource for legal professionals and students, available online free of charge.

Sponsorship opportunities are available at [email protected]