Cyber Polygon

Cyberspace by nature has no borders, which allows criminals to launch their attacks from anywhere in the world, at any time. As legal parameters are unable to keep up with the pace of technological proliferation, the absence of international laws capable of restricting the actions of attackers regardless of their geolocation gives these criminals a sense of absolute impunity. To counter this effectively, there is an urgent need to start learning the basics of working together.


 


What is Cyber Polygon?


Cyber Polygon is a unique cybersecurity event that combines the world's largest technical training for corporate teams and an online conference featuring senior officials from international organisations and leading corporations.


Every year, the training brings together a wide range of global businesses and government structures while the live stream draws in millions of spectators from across the world.


 


2020 results


In 2020 the central theme for the Cyber Polygon live stream was the prevention of a 'digital pandemic': how to prevent a crisis and to reinforce cybersecurity on all levels.


Within the technical training participants had to deal with a targeted attack which in real life would jeopardise company reputation and data. First, the teams practised containing the attack in real time, then investigated the incident, and finally, composed a dossier of the information gathered for INTERPOL to help them launch an investigation and prevent similar attacks in the future.


 


120 teams from 29 countries took part in the technical cybersecurity training. The live stream viewership reached 5 million, spanning across 57 nations. During this live stream, 20 prominent experts shared their views on the most pressing issues in cybersecurity and analysed the current trends and risks of technological development. 


 


The comprehensive report with detailed results of Cyber Polygon 2020 is available here.


 


You are welcome to join the next training in 2021. Details will follow soon.


 


Contact: Akshay.Joshi@weforum.org


 

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