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2015 Cyber 9/12 Student Challenge

2015 Cyber 9/12 Student Challenge

Dear Colleagues,

We are continuing with the push to raise awareness of
the 2015 Cyber 9/12 Student Challenge.

We would like your help to get out the word to students and we are also looking for judges, sponsors, coaches and others to make this year another success.

Entering its third year, the Cyber 9/12 Student Challenge remains the only student competition devoted to national security policy recommendations for responses during a major cyber incident. The competition is designed to offer students, across a wide range of academic disciplines, a better understanding of the policy challenges associated with cyber conflict.

In 2015 the competition will include two events,
one in the United States on March 13-14 at the American University in Washington, DC
and one in Europe on April 22-23 in Geneva, Switzerland
in collaboration with the Geneva Center for Security Policy.

The annual event is the "must attend" student event in international cybersecurity policy. The Cyber 9/12 Student Challenge engages students with a small group of experts representing various sectors including government, finance, telecom, and the press. This competition promotes awareness of cybersecurity policy issues while providing students and experts an opportunity to network and develop new ideas on the future of cybersecurity policy.

We would greatly appreciate if all professors could please pass this information onto your students, post it on bulletin boards, and send to your colleagues and email distribution lists.

What is the Cyber 9/12 Student Challenge?

Throughout the competition, university students will confront a serious cyber security breach by composing their ideal cyber policy recommendations and justifying the decision-making process used to rank priorities. During the course of the competition, the scenario will continue to evolve, forcing advancing teams to focus on key priorities during a major cyberattack. By participating in the competition, students get the unique opportunity to apply their policy recommendations by briefing real global experts in cybersecurity. Their performance is evaluated by some of the world's leading cybersecurity policy experts who will participate.

Who Can Participate?

Graduate and undergraduate students from US, European, and international universities who are interested in the disciplines of cybersecurity policy, international relations, computer science, law, and other related fields are invited to apply to compete in teams of three to four individuals.

How to Participate?

Registration for the 2015 competition is now open and competitors, judges, volunteers, and observes can register here. More information will be posted here as it becomes available. You can access competition rules outlining the process here and FAQ's here.

Thank you and please share the information about the competition and the attached flyer with your networks and join the Cyber Statecraft Initiative in making the 2015 Student Challenge a great event.
Please don’t hesitate to contact me should you have any questions.

Best regards,
Klara Tothova Jordan | Associate Director, Cyber Statecraft Initiative
1030 15th Street, NW, 12th Floor | Washington, DC 20005 
T: 1.202.778.4972 | C: 703 474 3089| E: | @AtlanticCouncil |

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