Cyber Planning at Operational Level

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

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.

Outline

  • Cyberspace as domain of operations
  • Cyber operations
  • Cyber infrastructure, threats, and vulnerabilities
  • Cyber intelligence
  • Cyber defence in NATO
  • Cyber defence in the operations planning process
  • NATO perspective on Cyber Operations and integration in the operations planning process
  • National perspective on Cyber Operations and integration in the operations planning process
  • Planning procedures and best practices
  • Cyberattacks and effects
  • System analysis
  • Analysis of actors
  • Defensive cyber operations
  • Responsive Cyber Defence
  • Cyber incidents panel
  • International cyber incidents
  • Cyberspace operations doctrine
  • Rules of engagement
  • Legal considerations

Prerequisites

  • Basic knowledge of cyber security. It is highly recommended to have completed, previously, the “ADL 076 Cyber Defence Awareness Course”, available online in the NATO ACT Joint Advanced Distributed Learning Portal (JADL, https://jadl.act.nato.int).
  • 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”,  available online in the NATO ACT Joint Advanced Distributed Learning Portal (JADL, https://jadl.act.nato.int).
  • English language skill comparable to STANAG 6001, 3.3.3.2.