It is now 16 years since the European Conference on Cyber Warfare and Security (ECCWS) was established. It has been held in Germany, Finland, Estonia, Greece, Portugal, England, The Netherlands to mention only a few of the countries which have hosted it. This conferences attracts an interesting combination of academic scholars, military personnel, practitioners and individuals who are engaged in various aspects of the cyber security community. ECCWS is generally attended by participants from more than 30 countries. The Journal of Information Warfare regularly publishes a number of the papers presented at this conference. ECCWS 2017 is being held at University College Dublin where the Conference Chair is Dr. Mark Scanlon and the Programme Chair is Dr. Nhien-An Le-Khac.