Cyber Policy & Strategy Challenge

Welcome back to the fourth edition of the Global CyberPeace Challenge! Gear up and get ready to take part in one of the largest simulations of the International cyber crisis. It will be your strategies and policies coupled with necessary trade-offs against the clock and wit of the other teams.


A simulated scenario will test the teams and players on their knowledge in foreign policy and cybersecurity and will then decide their worth as the next potential Leader of Cyber Security &Policy and the Winner of the competition.

Competition Phases



One team – 1-5 members

During the registration phase, participants will be providing details about themselves along with answers to 3 subjective questions. Based on the profile and answers to the questions, 50 teams will move up to the elimination phase of Track 1.


A form with scenario-based questions will be shared with the participants. Based on the answers received, top 10 teams/participants will be shortlisted for the Grand Finale.


Situation analysis test in the form of organisations being under cyberattack.


Grand Finale

The grand finale of this track will be divided into two stages:

Stage 1 (Semi-Final) – The shortlisted participants will be given a problem statement and 8 hours to come up with a policy-based solution in form of a report and a one-pager dossier, which in turn will be presented to the jury to move to the final round.

Stage 2 (Finale) – Top 5 teams to compete in the Grand Finale. The teams will be given the same problem statement where each team will be representing different countries. The teams have to come up with a policy-based solution as per the allotted country, the countries will be allotted as per a draw of cards by the teams. An updated report and dossier are to be submitted and presented as the final entry.


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  • All participants must join the slack channel, link to join will be provided on dashboard
  • All submissions must be original and unpublished work of the author/s and should not have been submitted, accepted or published elsewhere.
  • Co-authorship of entries among individuals from the same or different institutions is allowed. Multiple entries by the same authors are not allowed.
  • Drafts will pass through internal committee team review and acceptance will be subject to the report of the committee review team.
  • Submissions not meeting the requirements mentioned will not be reviewed
  • The Internal Committee reserves the rights to accept and reject the submissions at any stage of the review. The decision of the organisers regarding selection of the papers shall be final.
  • Requests for in-absentia presentations shall not be entertained.
  • Submission must be accompanied with a short bio of the author/s (It should include name of the author/s, occupation, designation & name of the institution, email id, mobile phone no and contact address, title of the paper). The bio should be in a separate document.
  • The copyright for all entries shall vest with the organisers who herewith reserve the right to modify the contributions as per the requirements of necessity.
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  • Policy Title: A short and simple title apt with the body of the submission.
  • Introduction
    • Statement of Problem: A concise statement of the problem/issue which the policy seeks to deal with. Participants can formulate a policy on any issue under the themes provided.
    • Objectives: Participants are required to provide the objectives which the policy seeks to achieve.
  • Framework (Mainbody)
    • Stakeholder: A brief note on the stakeholders associated with the policy I.e which sections of the society will be affected by the policy.
    • Strategy: This part lays down the plan of the action which refers to the detailed procedures that will be recommended in order to carry out the intent of the policy. In this portion, participants have to specify how they intend to implement the policy I.e. what are the measures they deem to be suitable to carry out the policy. It is necessary that instead of broad/abstract steps, the specific measures must be mentioned by the participants which they would deem to be suitable.
    • Viability of the Policy: In this portion, the participants would have to analyse the feasibility of the policy from a legal, social, and economic perspective.
  • Conclusion
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  • Format of File: PDF format
  • Font: Times New Roman
  • Font Size: 12 (Text), 10 (Footnote)
  • Margins: One-inch margin on all sides
  • Line Spacing: 1.5 (Text), Single (Footnote)
  • Word Limit: Full Paper: 2000-4000 words (excluding footnotes)
  • Language: English only

Do’s & Don'ts

  • Prepare original documents
  • Refer to legally recognised statutes and legislations
  • Policy framework to reflect the ideology of the team
  • Respect the ideas and work of other team members
  • Maintain a decorum of discipline and etiquettes
  • Violate any guideline
  • Disrespect jury and other team members
  • Quote independent unpublished researches
  • Violate the timeline and format for the submissions
  • Copy works of other team members
  • Silently assist other teams from same institution