2020 NYC Cyber 9/12 Competition

What is the Cyber 9/12 Strategy Challenge?

On 30-31 October, 2020, Columbia SIPA will host its fifth annual and first fully virtual Cyber 9/12 Strategy Challenge. Started by the Atlantic Council in 2012, Cyber 9/12 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.

The competition gives students a unique opportunity to interact with expert mentors and high-level cyber professionals while developing valuable skills in policy analysis and presentation. The students have to tackle challenges like assessing the impact of a major cyber attack, thinking through attribution and national responsibility, and response options for the President and private sector.

The event in October will feature two days of competition, key note speakers, technology demonstrations, and career networking opportunities.

The 2020 schedule is still in the works. For the 2019 schedule please refer here.

For information on past speakers, visit here.

Registrations for observers are now open.

For general information, please see the FAQs page. Alternatively, you may contact us.

Our Team

Annabelle Larose
Andreina Ray
Stephen DiScenna
Elisabeth Huth
Communications and Marketing Director
Eli Clemens
Cyber 9/12 Co-Director
Sabrina Otness
Cyber 9/12 Co-Director
Elliott Tran
Programming Director
Nathaniel Low
Programming Director