Cyber Awareness, Tallinn Manual Module

The course aims to prepare the participants of the International Law of Cyber Operations Course (residential course of CCDCOE), providing an overview of the topics covered by the Tallinn Manual and provide an introduction on how existing international law could be applied to cyber operations.

This course is open to all individuals from Sponsoring Nations, Contributing Participants and NATO; and it can be accessed through the NATO e-Learning Portal

Outline

  • Nature and context of cyber operations and cyber attacks
  • International legal framework that regulates the “Use of Force” under the UN Charter in the cyber context
  • Role of the Tallinn Manual in the articulation of the legal framework applying to cyber warfare
  • Principles of International Humanitarian Law to cyber warfare

Learning Objectives

  • Understand the nature and context of cyber operations and cyber attacks
  • Identify and apply the international legal framework that regulates the “Use of Force” under the UN Charter in the cyber context
  • Recognize the role of the Tallinn Manual in the articulation of the legal framework applying to cyber warfare
  • Apply principles of International Humanitarian Law to cyber warfare

Target Audience

  • Military and civilian legal advisors to the armed forces
  • Intelligence community lawyers
  • Other civilian attorneys in governmental security posts
  • Policy specialists who advise on cyber issues and wish to acquire a basic understanding of the applicable legal regimes
  • Legal scholars and graduate students

Prerequisites

Prior knowledge of relevant international law is recommended, but not a prerequisite.

Registration

The course can be accessed through NATO e-Learning Portal and is available to all users of the portal. Once registered, users may access the course by navigating to the ‘Centres of Excellence’ -> ‘COE Cyber Defence’ -> ‘Cyber Defence Awareness’ -> ‘Cyber Awareness Course Tallinn Manual Module’ course listing.