Cyber 9/12 Strategy Challenge

The Cyber 9/12 Strategy Challenge one-of-a-kind cyber competition designed to provide students from across academic disciplines with a deeper understanding of the policy and strategy challenges associated with management of tradeoffs during a cyber crisis.

Part interactive learning experience and part competitive scenario exercise, it challenges students to respond to a realistic, evolving scenario of international cyber crisis, analyze the threat it poses to national, international, and private-sector interests, and provide recommendations on the best course of action to mitigate the crisis.

Through the competition, students have the unique opportunity to interact with expert mentors and high-level cyber professionals while developing valuable skills in policy analysis and presentation. To date, the competition has engaged over 1,000 students from universities in the United States, Europe, Latin America, Indo-Pacific, Africa, Central Asia, and the Middle East. Through its unique crisis scenario format, mentorship, recruiting, and networking opportunities, the Cyber 9/12 Strategy Challenge has expanded its global reach, will continue to build on its reputation as a pipeline for the next generation of cyber policymakers, and will continue to grow as a global community of multidisciplinary cybersecurity professionals.

The competition is hosted by the Atlantic Council, the United States Department of State, in collaboration with Universidad Fidélitas, the Organization of American States, the Cyber Competence Center of Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC4), and CyberSec Cluster.

Registration for the event closes on June 12, 2024 at 17:00 EST and more details about the event can be found here: