It is one thing to learn about cybersecurity and security policies. But it is another thing to really experience the pressure and the challenge. In a Cyber Crisis simulation, you will get to experience exactly that. You will be given a crisis situation that you need to solve in a team. You will need to work out a strategy to tackle the problem and then present and justify it in front of a jury. But don’t worry, we, as Cyber Group, prepare our teams very well. Currently, we are sending teams to both the “Cyber 9/12 Strategy Challenge” in Geneva and the “International Cybersecurity Forum (FIC)” in Lille. These are annual cyber policy competitions for students worldwide to compete in developing national security policy recommendations tackling a fictional cyber incident.
"The 9/12 challenge is getting more competitive every year - systematic and thorough preparation is
increasingly paramount for doing well. The Cyber Group at ETH provides you with that - and on top, with great opportunities to network"
- Dr Myriam Dunn Cavelty, Senior Lecturer and Deputy for Research and Teaching, ETH Centre for Security Studies
Do you wonder what happens at an emergency government meeting? Are you interested in discussing and learning about the state of the art cybersecurity topics? Do you want to test your decision-making skills under pressure? Then a cyber crisis simulation competition is exactly what you are looking for! We give training sessions for all our participants on a vast spectrum of topics.
Take part in our training and information sessions, and we will provide you with everything you need to succeed! For our training, we invite lecturers from academia, industry and public institutions. Our training starts each year in January and takes place each week for up to 4 hours. It aims to prepare you in 5 different areas:
Rome and Frankfurt airport have lost all communication with incoming airplanes.
You are the advisor to the prime minister of France. Which of the following options would you consider as being part of an appropriate immediate response?
Do I need to have a team?
No, we will team you up after you sign up for our training, but you can of course bring your friends with you :)
Do I need a technical background in cyber security to take part?
No, students of any background are welcome to join!
Do I need to participate in all training sessions?
Yes, to give our teams the best preparation possible, we demand all participants to attend the training sessions regularly. However, if there is a valid reason, you can skip a training session.
Do you have more questions?
Get in touch with us! [email protected]