CyberChess 2023 cybersecurity conference taking place in Rīga

On October 4 and 5, during European Cybersecurity Month, Rīga will host the tenth international cybersecurity conference CyberChess 2023, run by, Latvia's national cybersecurity agency.

Accoring to organizers, the event will provide an opportunity to engage with and learn from world-class cybersecurity experts from both the Baltic region and beyond. This year's conference will place a strong emphasis on strategic and political cybersecurity topics, while also featuring a dedicated session for delving into more technical issues. Additionally, given that the Latvian .LV domain is celebrating its 30th anniversary this year, there will be a special focus on addressing domain name system security concerns within the Baltic region.

Various live streams from different parts of the conference are being provided, which you can explore via the links below. The conference will be conducted in English.

"The CyberChess conference stands as one of the most significant cybersecurity events in the Baltics, consistently drawing hundreds of experts in-person and remotely each year, with the exception of the Covid-19 pandemic restrictions period. The program this year includes more than 60 keynote speeches and discussions by local and international experts across three distinct sessions: strategic-political, technical and domain names," say organizers.

“Given the geopolitical challenges, the number of cyber-attacks has increased significantly over the last two years, especially in the public sector. The number of such incidents is expected to remain high in the foreseeable future, which is why cybersecurity needs more attention than ever. This is why we would like to highlight the importance of cooperation between public and private sector institutions, as well as between members of the international CERT community,” said Baiba Kaškina, Head of CERT.LV.

On both days of the conference, the Capture the Flag (CTF) cybersecurity competition will be held online. The competition is designed to challenge participants to take on a variety of cybersecurity challenges in categories such as cryptography, network analysis, forensics, binary code and more. This competition was first organised as part of the CyberChess conference in 2019, and due to the overwhelming response and interest, it has been decided to keep it as a permanent part of the conference.

Full information is available at

The conference is organised by CERT.LV, the Ministry of Defence of the Republic of Latvia and the .lv TLD registry maintainer (NIC) in cooperation with the ISACA Latvian Chapter, the Latvian Internet Association and the .ee and .lt TLD registry maintainers.


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