From 16 to 18 November 2021, the 13th annual Octopus Conference organised by the Council of Europe took place online with 1200 participants from 120 countries. On the 20th anniversary of the Budapest Convention, the conference focused on the subject of cooperation against cybercrime. The key messages of the conference emphasised the threat of growing cybercrime for individuals. States as well as businesses and critical infrastructure. The participating experts advocated for a more effective criminal justice response, including public-private partnerships.