CyberThreat will be returning in 2024. An announcement will be made soon!

CyberThreat brings together the global cyber security community.

CyberThreat will be returning soon, keep an eye out for updates or contact for more information.

Designed for security practitioners and spanning the full spectrum of offensive and defensive discipline, the event has a strong technical emphasis, including case studies from the field, new security tools and encouraging collaboration on bleeding-edge techniques.

Why not test your skills and attempt our pre-reg ONLINE TECHNICAL CHALLENGES here

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About CyberThreat

Focusing on security practitioners and spanning the full spectrum of offensive and defensive disciplines, the event will have a strong technical emphasis, encouraging collaboration on bleeding edge techniques, case studies from the field and new security tools.

Photo of CyberThreat

The event is hosted by the UK’s National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC) and SANS Institute. CyberThreat evidences the UK Government’s commitment to equip practitioners with the skills and knowledge required to defend against cyber threats and also addresses the cyber skills gap, by developing and growing talent. CyberThreat aims to deliver the best technical conference globally for cyber security practitioners.

In addition to presentations from world-renowned cyber security experts and rising industry stars, CyberThreat features many hands-on opportunities for delegates in the form of In-person CTF events.

Why you should attend CyberThreat

  • Watch inspiring keynote presentations delivered by renowned subject matter experts in the offensive, defensive and forensic fields.
  • Take part in the CyberThreat CTF; A super-technical, unpredictable and dynamic experience that allows you to participate individual or team up with your colleagues or friends.
  • Learn from SANS experts and hear unique insight from the UK’s NCSC.
  • Network with like-minded security practitioners.
  • Attempt the interactive hackable badge challenge. Designed to test the most technically advanced delegates, the CyberThreat badge is, dare we say it, even more challenging than DEF CON’s badges.
  • And much‚ much more…


Why not attempt the CyberThreat pre-reg capture the flag challenges below to test your skills.

There are various degrees of difficulty with the challenges and an estimated time to retrieve a flag.

  • Challenge 1 (Zipnosis)
  • Challenge 2 & 3 (Fileosophy & Whisper)
  • Challenge 4 (EXEploration)


Difficulty: Easy

Approx. time to complete: 1 hour



Difficulty: Medium

Approx. time to complete: 30 minutes



Difficulty: Medium

Approx. time to complete: 1 - 2 hours



Difficulty: Hard

Approx. time to complete: 5 - 8 hours


Look back at 2023

CyberThreat23 saw us welcome over 450 in-person and thousands of cyber security practitioners from across the world, host many talks and run an elaborate hackable badge challenge! Another highlight was the capture the flag competition, retro arcade machines and gaming area with a super cool flight and car simulators!

Curious to see what it looked and felt like? Please see highlights video below.

"The whole event was world class"
Graham Bartlett, Senior Technical Leader at Cisco
“I really enjoyed the CyberThreat experience and my hats off to you and the team. You all pulled off one hell of a great conference!”
Ryan Nolette, Lead Cloud Security Architect at Arrowstreet Capital

Event video

"The whole event was world class; I haven't experienced anything like it before at a security event. From the submissions of papers, pre-event communications, rehearsal, right through the whole event including introduction, speakers, CTF, evening reception and even down to the name badges (which could be 'hacked'), I could not fault a single thing."

"It seemed that everyone at this event was very open and friendly, ready to collaborate to solve the CTF, discuss speaker sessions, or generally chat about topics they were passionate about. In many cases these individuals are the world-renowned experts in their field."

"I would encourage anyone with a passion for cyber security to attend this event. Never have I witnessed so many like-minded individuals who are infused with passion, but also so friendly and welcoming. You will be sure to make many new contacts, as well as some new friends."

Graham Bartlett, Senior Technical Leader at Cisco

CyberThreat23 Badge Walk Through


Registration will open soon for CyberThreat24.


CyberThreat will host some of the leading cyber security experts from around the world and will be available to attend both in-person and live online. View the full previous agenda here.

If you would like to speak at CyberThreat please contact

Please note, the agenda is always subject to change. Check back regularly as you plan your time at this incredible two-day conference.


If you’re interested in sponsoring CyberThreat, please contact

Contact us

If you’d like to learn more about CyberThreat and want to speak to one of our organisers, please use the contact details below

Tel: +44(0) 203 384 3470 (9am-5pm BST/GMT Mon-Fri)

For general enquiries please contact:

For speaking and Call for Paper enquiries please contact:

For Capture the Flag or Online Challenges enquiries please contact:

For Schools attendance at CyberThreat please contact:

For all Sponsorship enquiries please contact:

Twitter: #CyberThreat

Code of Conduct

All participants at CyberThreat are required to agree and adhere to the following code of conduct to help us achieve a safe and positive event experience for everyone. As organisers of this event, the NCSC Team and SANS are dedicated to providing a positive learning and sharing experience for all participants. We there for expect participants to conduct themselves appropriately. Unacceptable behaviour includes intimidating, harassing, abusive, discriminatory, derogatory, or demeaning conduct by any participant at our events or online communities including Twitter and other online media.

Harassment includes offensive verbal comments related to gender, gender identity and expression, age, sexual orientation, disability, physical appearance, race, ethnicity, religion, technology choices, sexual images in public spaces, deliberate intimidation, stalking, following, harassing photography or recording, sustained disruption of talks or other events, inappropriate physical contact, and unwelcome sexual attention. If a participant engages in behaviour that violates this code of conduct, the CyberThreat team may take any action they deem appropriate, including warning the offender or expulsion from the conference with no refund.

If you are being harassed, notice that someone else is being harassed, or have any other concerns, please contact a member of conference staff immediately. If you have any concern about inappropriate behaviour you witness at the event or online, please report this anonymously by emailing and we will look into this and respond appropriately. In-person event staff can be identified by EVENT badges or can be found at the Information Desk.