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ECCRI holds the Oxford Cyber Forum

On 27 June, ECCRI held the inaugural Oxford Cyber Forum, in partnership with the Blavatnik School of Government at the University of Oxford.

Across a packed day, the Oxford Cyber Forum held unique sessions that combined strategic insights with deep expertise on specific issues. Before the main event, early-career researchers attended threat intelligence workshops held by experts from Mandiant (now Google), on the uses of and trends in the cyber threat intelligence industry, and attended a networking lunch.

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European Cybersecurity Fellows 2023-2024 in Brussels

On Oct 5-6, 2023 ECCRI was back in Brussels at the heart of the EU and NATO policymaking. The European Cybersecurity Fellows 2023-2024 had two phenomenal days filled with meetings and networking sessions to discuss key cyber- and tech-related issues. The field trip included visits to the European External Action Service, European Commission, and NATO as well as a more informal networking session with Brussels-based experts in the field. The second day of the field trip was filled with fellows-only working sessions held at the Microsoft offices in Brussels.

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REGISTRATION CLOSED: CFP European Cybersecurity Seminar 2023-2024

We are inviting abstract submissions to the 2023-2024 session of the European Cybersecurity Seminar (ECS). Our Seminar, hosted by the European Cyber Conflict Research Initiative (ECCRI), provides cybersecurity researchers and practitioners with a platform to present and get feedback on research projects and papers. We hold monthly hour-long meetings via Zoom where participants can present research to the community. To ensure high-quality feedback, ECS identifies and assigns an expert discussant to each paper and presentation. They provide detailed comments, before opening up the discussion to all participants in the call.

For our 2023-2024 session, we invite abstract submissions on the topic of cybersecurity broadly understood, from both academics and practitioners. Whether you have an idea for a project, a concept note, a first draft, or a finished research article that requires final polishing, we encourage you to submit. Our aim is to advance European research on cybersecurity by supporting the academic community, so projects at all stages are welcome.

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REGISTRATION CLOSED: The Big Cyber Ideas Festival 2022!

The Big Cyber Ideas Festival is back!

In 2022, it is a truism to say that the internet underpins almost every aspect of our daily lives. In a world beset by geopolitical tensions and conflict, the lingering consequences of a global pandemic, increasing cyber threats to states, organisations, and individuals, and a growing climate emergency, big cyber ideas are needed more than ever.

How can we harness trends such as multipolar internet governance, new sources of and tools for analysing data, and the power of greater global connectivity through social media, to tackle these global challenges rather than exacerbating them?

Join us on Wednesday 21st September, 4.30-7.00 pm CEST, for a creative, inspiring, and unique event that thinks differently about the major issues of the day. We will be re-imagining cyber policy, strategy, and practice to highlight new perspectives, new research, and, of course, big cyber ideas.

This year, the festival will take place in Gathertown (a proto-metaverse, for those who are fond of multisyllabism), with talks, discussions, and fun and games all around.

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[VIRTUAL] Book Forum

01 Jun 2022

ECCRI Book Forum on the Dynamics of Cyber Conflict  
Wednesday, 20 July 2022 from 5-6pm CET

On Wednesday, 20 July 2022 from 5-6pm CET, the European Cyber Conflict Research Initiative invites you to a virtual Book Forum, with the authors (Harknett, Moore and Smeets) of the following three recently published books:

Michael P. Fischerkeller, Emily O. Goldman, and Richard J. Harknett, ‘Redefining National Security in Cyberspace,’ Oxford University Press, (2022)

Daniel Moore, ‘Offensive Cyber Operations: Understanding Intangible Warfare,’ Oxford University Press & Hurst Publishers, (2022)

Max Smeets, ‘No Shortcuts: Why States Struggle to Develop a Military Cyber-Force,’ Oxford University Press & Hurst Publishers, (2022)

The authors will discuss the conditions of cyber force development, cyber operations during the 2022 Russian invasion of Ukraine, and the future national cyber security strategy.

James Shires, an Assistant Professor at the Institute for Security and Global Affairs, Leiden University, will moderate the discussion.