Cyber Planning at Operational Level

This course provides operational planners with the necessary knowledge to incorporate cyberspace operations in military planning.


  • Cyberspace overview and taxonomy
  • Cyberspace as domain of operations
  • Integration of Cyber in the operations planning process
  • Cyber incidents handling in the execution of military operations.
  • Cyber intelligence
  • Risk assessment/risk management
  • NATO perspective on Cyber Operations
  • National perspective on Cyber Operations.
  • Cyber organization in NATO
  • NATO technical capabilities
  • Legal considerations and Rules of Engagement in Cyber Operations
  • Host Nation critical infrastructure: coordination with national authorities during cyber conflicts.

Learning Objectives

  • Facilitate the understanding of the cyberspace as a domain of operations.
  • Guide operational planners in the integration of cyber elements in the comprehensive operations planning process.
  • Inform on the current NATO Cyber Defence capabilities.

Target Audience

This course is designed for non-cyber expert Operational-level planners.


  • Basic knowledge of cyber security. It is highly recommended to have completed, previously, the “ADL 076 Cyber Defence Awareness Course”, available on the NATO ACT e-Learning Portal
  • Knowledge of the NATO ACO Comprehensive Operations Planning Directive (COPD). It is highly recommended to have completed, previously, the “ADL 131 Introduction to Comprehensive Operations Planning Directive Course” and the “ADL 133 Comprehensive Operations Planning Course”, both available on the NATO ACT e-Learning Portal
  • English language skill comparable to STANAG 6001,


Registration opens on 15 July 2019. Applicants from CCDCOE member nations should use the registration code provided by their national Point of Contact. An email confirming the participation will be sent only after the registration has closed.

If you have any questions or issues with registration, please contact [email protected]