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POSTPONED The Next Decade: Challenges and Opportunities for NATO in the Cyber Domain

This event is postponed until Fall 2020. Please check this website for updates.

This event is organized by William & Mary, the NATO Cooperative Cyber Defence Centre of Excellence, and King’s College London. It will bring together state-of-art knowledge and expertise from government, military, industry, academy, and civil society. Should you require further information about agenda, logistical or administrative matters please email to the organizers at

tallinn2_logo.pngTALLINN, ESTONIA | APRIL 27, 2020
Venue: Nordic Hotel Forum, Sirius
agenda for event
13:00-13:30 Transportation from Tallinn Airport to Nordic Hotel Forum
13:30-14:00 Registration and Light Lunch
  • Dr Stephen E. Hanson, Vice Provost for International Affairs, William & Mary
  • Dr Tim Stevens, Senior Lecturer in Global Security and head of the KCL Cyber Security Research Group, King’s College London
SESSION I           
Security and Defence Implications of the Evolving Cyber Threat Landscape

Chatham House Rule

In the past decade, cybersecurity has moved to the centre of national and international security debates. Contemporary conflicts involve complex cyberspace operations against and between state and non-state actors, which threaten international peace and stability. Everyday, NATO and its member-states are targeted with cyber-attacks, which are becoming more frequent, complex, destructive, and coercive. This session addresses NATO adaptation to the evolving cyber threat landscape and its efforts to prevent, deter, defend, and respond to adversarial cyber operations in 2020-2030.

16:15-16:30 Coffee and Snack Break
SESSION II     Resilience Against Cyber Threats: NATO-EU cooperation and NATO’s Cyber Defence Pledge

Chatham House Rule

Many NATO members have invested in and developed world-class military cyber defence capabilities and organisations; others remain under-resourced and lag behind. In addition to sovereign assets, alliance militaries depend upon infrastructures, goods, and services produced, operated, and owned by multiple civilian and commercial actors, who have been encouraged to invest more in cybersecurity. NATO’s Cyber Defence Pledge (2016) attracted high-level political attention and ensued national commitments to improved cybersecurity. It has helped catalyse increased cybersecurity investment, improvements in sharing of best practices, and multi-stakeholder cooperation. 

  • Piret Pernik, Researcher, Strategy Branch, NATO Cooperative Cyber Defence Centre of Excellence