Join the Geneva Center for Security Policy and Atlantic Council’s Cyber Statecraft Initiative in Geneva, Switzerland on April 5 and 6, 2018 for the annual Cyber 9/12 Student Challenge! Registration deadline for teams is now closed.
Now entering its fourth year in Europe, the Cyber 9/12 Student Challenge is a one-of-a-kind competition designed to provide students across academic disciplines with a deeper understanding of the policy challenges associated with cyber crisis and conflict. Part interactive learning experience and part competitive scenario exercise, it challenges teams to respond to a realistic, evolving cyberattack and analyze the threat it poses to national, international, and private sector interests.
Students have a unique opportunity to interact with expert mentors and high-level cyber professionals while developing valuable skills in policy analysis and presentation. The competition has already engaged over one thousand students from universities in the United States, United Kingdom, France, United Arab Emirates, Poland, Switzerland, Austria, Hungary, Sweden, Finland, Estonia, Australia, New Zealand, and China.
What is the Cyber 9/12 Student Challenge?
We frequently hear the terms “Cyber 9/11” and “Digital Pearl Harbor,” but what might policymakers do the day after a crisis?
In the Cyber 9/12 Student Challenge, students work in teams of four to tackle a major cyberattack, respond to evolving situations, and develop policy recommendations. Hosted by the Geneva Centre for Security Policy (GCSP) and the Atlantic Council, the 9/12 Cyber Student Challenge is a one-of-a-kind competition designed to provide students across academic disciplines with a deeper understanding of the policy challenges associated with cyber crisis and conflict.
How to Support and Sponsor
The Cyber 9/12 Student Challenge presents a prime opportunity for companies to engage with top policy and technical talent from around the world. We are looking for sponsors who share our goal of fostering an extraordinary pool of talent in cyberspace and shape the next generation of policymakers around the globe.
We offer multiple options partnership and benefit levels – ranging from €35,000 for global partnership sponsors to €5,000 for Silver sponsors. In recognition of your support, we will provide you and your company visibility and the opportunity to engage in the competition.
We also welcome targeted contributions in support of specific parts of the competition, such as the awards ceremony and reception.
As a sponsor, you will have a special opportunity to be invited the day prior to the competition, for an exclusive and unique half-day tailor-made programme.
To become a sponsor for 2018, please contact Mr Aapo Cederberg.