National Defence Hackathon 2022 Took Place In Kyiv

24-26.11 in Kyiv took place the National Defence Hackathon 2022 – the largest military tech event with the participation of NATO and foreign cybersecurity experts focused on cybersecurity, UAV, psyops operations, legal frames for niche specialists for Army.

Key numbers:

  • over 1000 applications
  • up to 500 attendees at the event
  • 200 specialists via panel discussions
  • 41 teams (300 participants)
  • 17 selected projects at the exhibition of technical solutions

The hackathon was divided into three directions according to the priorities established by the Armed Forces of Ukraine:

  • Solutions to technical military challenges
  • Solutions to informational/cyber challenges
  • Legal solutions for the participation of cyber volunteers

All kinds of people attended the hackathon: experienced cybersecurity specialists, students, state security officials, and ethical hackers. They worked together on services that could help Ukraine fight Russia on the cyber front — for example, systems for collecting and analyzing large volumes of data to identify Russian soldiers.

The event was also an opportunity to discuss the challenges of the cyberwar, including the legal status of patriotic hackers.

Also, within the hackathon CRDF Global, with partners, announced establishing a military tech cluster based on the Center for Innovations and Development of Defense Technologies of the Ukraine’s Ministry of Defense.

The Hackathon was organized by a joint team led by Yegor Aushev, cofounder of Cyber Unit Technologies, Ministry of Defense of Ukraine, National Security and Defense Council of Ukraine, CRDF Global, and many others.

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