LIVE FEED: Tallinn is hosting the 11th International Conference on Cyber Conflict

From 28-31 May, Tallinn is hosting the 11th International Conference on Cyber Conflict – or CyCon, as it’s known – and Estonian World is providing a live stream of some of the keynote speeches at the conference.

CyCon is bringing together over 600 key experts and decision-makers from the global cyber community. The theme for this year’s conference is “Silent Battle”.

CyCon 2019 is to build on its tradition of covering issues ranging from international cooperation, conflict in cyberspace, technical challenges, requirements, legal frameworks and cyber regulations and standards, the NATO Cooperative Cyber Defence Centre of Excellence (CCDCOE), the organiser of the conference, said in a statement.

The conference will also host a plenary panel with cyber commanders, a CyCon Women’s Breakfast and several pre-conference workshops, including the launch of the International Cyber Law Interactive Toolkit, an interactive web-based resource for legal professionals who work with matters at the intersection of international law and cyber operations.

A selection of the CyCon 2019 keynotes that will be live streamed on Estonian World (all times local, timings approximate):

Wednesday, 29 May

9:00 AM Opening remarks from the NATO Cooperative Cyberdefence CoE director, Colonel Jaak Tarien.

9:10 AM The opening speech by Kersti Kaljulaid, the president of Estonia.

9:40 AM Keynote speech by Admiral Manfred Nielson, the deputy supreme allied commander transformation, NATO.

10:00 AM Keynote speech by Rear Admiral William Wheeler, the director of the US Cybercommand J5.

Thursday, 30 May

09:00 AM Vice-Admiral Arnaud Coustillière, the director general for cyber defence at the French ministry of defence.

09:20 AM MG Burke E. Wilson, the deputy assistant secretary of defence for cyber policy, the US department of defence.

09:40 AM Kentaro Sonoura, the special adviser to the prime minister of Japan.

10:00 AM Tom Burt, the corporate vice president for customer security and trust, Microsoft.

CyCon is organised by the NATO Cooperative Cyber Defence Centre of Excellence, a NATO-accredited competence centre, think tank and training institution that focuses on analysis, training and exercises in the cyber-security field. The CCDCOE currently has 21 member states, including the US, the UK, Sweden, Finland and Germany as well as Estonia. Denmark, Bulgaria, Norway and Romania are also scheduled to join the CCDCOE.

Cover: CyCon conference in 2018.