The Oxford Cyber Forum: A dialogue on the evolving landscape of cyber conflict and security

Various speakers
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13:00 - 19:00
Blavatnik School of Government
120 Walton Street
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Lectures and seminars
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The Oxford Cyber Forum, created through a partnership between the European Cyber Conflict Research Initiative (ECCRI) and the Blavatnik School of Government, serves as a crucial platform for dialogue among government officials, academics, civil society 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 wars in Ukraine and Gaza, assessing their implications for future cyber warfare. The discussion will highlight NATO's place in cybersecurity and its strategic responses to threats. It will also cover the importance of public-private partnerships in strengthening cybersecurity and the role of new technologies, including Artificial Intelligence (AI), in advancing cyber defence. The forum will also address the growing threat of ransomware and effective strategies for prevention and recovery to round out a focused exploration of current and future cybersecurity challenges.

The Forum will feature interventions from leading figures in cyber conflict and cybersecurity policy, including: David van Weel, NATO Assistant Secretary General for Innovation, Hybrid and Cyber; Jen Easterly, Director of the US Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency; and Emily Goldman, Cyber Strategist at US Cyber Command. The Forum will also feature a panel of senior representatives from the private sector and civil society.