Integrating Cyber Considerations into Operational Planning

This course is a mandatory e-learning module of the residential Integrating Cyber Considerations into Operational Planning course. The aim of this course to provide knowledge of cyberspace as a military operational domain, to guide operational planners in the integration of cyber considerations in the comprehensive operations planning process and this way establish a common basis of knowledge for the students attending  the residential part of the course, where the students who earned the certificate for this module can continue their studies with practical scenarios and examples.

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

 

Learning Objectives

  • Facilitate the understanding of the cyberspace as a special domain of operations
  • Explain how the intelligence and risk management cycles work
  • Identify cyber aspects of the comprehensive operations planning process

Target Audience

This course is designed for operational planners – non-experts in cyber.

Outline

  • Integrating cyber operations into operational planning
    • Characterizing cyberspace
    • Recognising distinguishing aspects of the domain
    • Identifying the applicable aspects of the existing international law
  • Cyber intelligence and risk cycles
    • Describing the specifics of the intelligence cycle in relation to cyberspace
    • Describing the specifics of the risk management cycle in relation to cyberspace
  • Cyber during the Comprehensive Operations Planning Process (COPP)
    • Identifying the four types of cyberspace operations
    • Listing cyberspace-related issues that should be addressed during the Comprehensive Operations Planning Process
    • Explaining the role of the cyber cell role in an operational headquarters during the execution of operations

 

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.

 

Registration

The course can be accessed through the NATO e-Learning Joint Advanced Distributed 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’ -> ‘ADL 375 Integrating Cyber Considerations into Operational Planning’ course listing.

Module certificate: It is necessary when applying for the residential part of the course and you can download it once you successfully finish the final test of the module. When you register for the residential part of the course please email it to: [email protected]