4th International Cyber Warfare and Security Conference Held in Ankara

Date: Issue 96 - December 2019

The 4th International Cyber Warfare and Security Conference was organized by the Turkey Cyber Security Cluster, under the auspices of the Presidency of Defense Industries, at Congresium Ankara on November 20-21, 2019.

President of Defense Industries Prof. İsmail DEMİR made the opening speech of the 2-day conference which was held with the participation of nearly 2,000 cyber security experts from 40 countries.

Underlining the necessity of global cooperation against cyber-attacks, Prof. DEMİR said, “We are exerting efforts to raise awareness. Our goal is to create human resources and software. We all know that important institutions are under threat. We develop technologies to protect the safety of nations as well as our own nation. We cooperate with civil organizations and other countries. I strongly recommend that you to take maximum advantage of this conference, an event where members of our clusters present and promote their products.”

After delivering the opening speech, Prof. İsmail DEMİR visited the booths and received information about the products and services of the companies.

Local and foreign Cyber Security experts exchanged their knowhow and experience at the conference on issues such as Cyber Wars in the Digital Age, Cyber Security in Weapon Systems, and the Roadmap on Cyber Security Technologies, and overall 40 Cyber Security Cluster members exhibited their products and services.

Ali Taha KOÇ, Head of Digital Transformation Office at the Presidency of the Republic of Turkey attended the second day of the conference and in his speech,  he placed an emphasis on new generation technologies that could change the course of cyber warfare and the precautions to be taken in this regard. 

Under the main theme of this year, “How to become a global player in Cyber Security?”, the conference also hosted 4 panels moderated by the Deputy Minister of Industry and Trade Mehmet Fatih KACIR, Vice President of the SSB Celal Sami TÜFEKÇİ, the Deputy Head of the Digital Transformation Office Yavuz Emir BEYRİBEY and METU Northern Cyprus Campus Rector Nazife BAYKAL. Panels on “Cyber Security in the Digital Age”, “Ways of Accessing the Global Market”, “International Cooperation” and “Women in the Cyber Security Sector” received a great deal of interest from the participants.

During the conference, cooperation agreements were signed between the Presidency of Defense Industries and Pakistan Air Force University and Cyber Security Malaysia.