3rd International Cyber Warfare and Security Conference 27-28 November 2017

Welcome Message by Undersecretary for Defence Industries;

Today, Cyber Defence and Security has become an imperative component of nations' defence strategies owing to the dramatic progress of Information Technologies. Withal, the ever-increasing interest of public and private institutions on Cyber Warfare and Security has put forward the necessity of rising awareness on a global scale.

The previous "International Cyber Warfare and Security Conference"s those were officially hosted by the Undersecretariat for Defence Industries (SSM) took place in Ankara, Turkey was successful to gather nearly 450 participants per event including military delegations, cyber defence public officials as well as industry representatives and cyber experts from different countries such as Turkey, US, UK, Germany, France, Canada, Italy, Finland, Hungary, Albania, Azerbaijan and South Korea. The conferences were an effective informative platform for all and the debates during panels were fruitful and enlightening for the participants and provided an exceptional opportunity to them that they can learn from various experiences and approaches from all of the officials in the fields of both industry and academia. In general, furnishing such an effective atmosphere of collaboration among military, industry and academia hopefully caters the initial of the essentials of international cooperation to face cyber challenges which now transcend beyond national boundaries.

The main essence of this year's conference is strengthening the cybersecurity ecosystem and issues of cybersecurity clusters for increasing competitiveness and development in this area. We strongly believe that this event will provide an unrivalled opportunity to discover the emerging challenges and solutions with the contributions of key experts. I would like to personally welcome those who are interested in contributing to improve cybersecurity ecosystem by any means.

2017 Theme: “Strengthening the Cybersecurity Ecosystem and Cybersecurity Cluster”

  • Identifying Cybersecurity Ecosystem Capabilities
  • Cyber Security Policies of Nations
  • Collaborations to Strengthen the Cybersecurity Ecosystem
  • Building Cybersecurity Cluster
  • Cybersecurity Cluster Components, Their Functions
  • Making Sense of Clusters: Regional Competitiveness and Economic Development
  • Sustainability of Cluster
  • A Taxonomy, Roadmap and Strategy for National Cybersecurity Technologies


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