The 2017 International Conference on Cyber Conflict U.S. (CyCon U.S.) will take place 7-8 Nov 2017 at the Ronald Reagan Building in Washington D.C. 

CyCon U.S. is a premier conference on cyber conflict. It provides a venue for fresh ideas, relevant and actionable content, insight into future trends, and access to industry, government, and military leaders, cyber innovators, and pioneers in the discipline. The conference promotes multidisciplinary cyber initiatives and furthers research and cooperation on cyber threats and opportunities. 

CyCon U.S. is a collaborative effort between the Army Cyber Institute at the United States Military Academy and the NATO Cooperative Cyber Defence Centre of Excellence.  CyCon U.S. complements the CyCon Conference held every spring in Estonia.

CyCon U.S. 2017 Theme: The Future of Cyber Conflict

Cyberspace has emerged as the fifth domain of conflict that permeates the other four domains of land, sea, air, and space.  Cyberspace dramatically impacts opportunities, provocations, and threats between allies, adversaries, competitors, and industry.  Cyber redefines social normative behaviors in our societies and challenges current paradigms of conflict.  The ubiquitous nature of cyberspace combined with emerging technologies and scientific breakthroughs such as quantum computing, machine learning, Big Data, and robotics greatly expands battlespace and even redefines the concepts of war and peace.  CyCon U.S. will explore The Future of Cyber Conflict across a spectrum of technical, legal, political, military, and economic positions and research.

CyCon U.S. seeks technical, legal, political, military, and economic positions and research related to The Future of Cyber Conflict in the areas of:


  • Cyber diplomacy
  • Cybersecurity strategies and policies
  • Military strategy and doctrine
  • Government, industry, and academia cooperation
  • Cyber workforce development and readiness
  • Best practices in cyber education
  • Intelligence fusion and situational awareness
  • Integration of machine learning and Data Science into cyber operations
  • Network resilience
  • Innovation and disruptive cyber research
  • Law and ethics in cyberspace
  • Information sharing
  • Cyber deterrence/cyber power
  • Cybersecurity training and exercises
  • Emerging opportunities, risks, threats, and vulnerabilities
  • Security practices for government and industry
  • Threat countermeasures


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