Oxford Cyber Forum

Join us at the Oxford Cyber Forum, a day-long event created through a partnership between the European Cyber Conflict Research Initiative (ECCRI) and the Blavatnik School of Government at the University of Oxford. This forum serves as a crucial platform for dialogue among government officials, academics, and private sector leaders on the evolving landscape of cyber conflict and security.

The Oxford Cyber Forum will consider a number of themes, including the cyber aspects of the Ukraine-Russia war and the Israel-Hamas war, assessing their implications for future cyber warfare. The discussion will highlight NATO’s role in cybersecurity and its strategic responses to threats. It will also cover the critical role of public-private partnerships in strengthening cybersecurity and the exploration of new technologies, including AI, in advancing cyber defense. The forum will additionally tackle the growing threat of ransomware, discussing effective prevention and recovery strategies, to round out a focused exploration of current and future cybersecurity challenges.

The Oxford Cyber Forum takes place on June 27, 2024 at the Blavatnik School of Government, University of Oxford.

Event’s agenda
Please note that the agenda will be updated.


Attendance at the Oxford Cyber Forum is free of charge. Spaces are limited, so registration is required. Please sign up to express your interest, and we will notify you when your spot is confirmed. Secure your participation in this vital dialogue on cybersecurity by registering today.

Register for the Oxford Cyber Forum

Prior to the public event, there is a closed door workshop and lunch with Mandiant and NATO for early career academics and researchers. Please register your interest below if you would like to attend.

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About the organizers

The European Cyber Conflict Research Initiative provides a European venue for academic and policy dialogue in Europe and beyond. ECCRI supports emerging talent through a year-long fellowship program aimed at highly skilled young European professionals. Additionally, ECCRI organizes workshops, engages in research, and runs Binding Hook, a dedicated media outlet.

Founded in 2010 and located at the University of Oxford, the Blavatnik School of Government (BSG) is a leading institution in public policy education, committed to fostering a deeper understanding of governance worldwide.


Event Sponsorship

The Forum conveners would like to thank NATO for their valued contribution to supporting this event, demonstrating the importance of these discussions for international alliances on cyber defense.