Integration Cyber Considerations into Operational Planning

The aim of this course to provide a comprehensive knowledge of cyberspace as a military operational domain, to guide operational planners in the integration of cyber considerations in the comprehensive operations planning process.

IMPORTANT NOTICE

Due to the COVID-19 situation this course MIGHT be held as an online course and in that case the confirmed students DON’T HAVE TO TRAVEL to Estonia, and in that case they don’t have to buy flight tickets and don’t have to book accommodation in Tallinn. 

If the course will be held online, then all of the technical details to join the course will be shared with the confirmed participants until 31st of May, 2021 and the Administration fee will be reimbursed for the participants.

Learning Objectives

  • Identify the concept and implications of cyberspace as a domain of operations.
  • Implement cyberspace considerations into the comprehensive operations planning process.
  • Recognize NATO and national organization, capabilities and limitations on cyberspace operations.

 Target Audience

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

Outline

  • 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 crisis situations.

 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).
  • The course has a mandatory e-learning module “ADL 375 Integration Cyber Considerations into Operational Planning“, it can be accessed through the NATO e-Learning Joint Advanced Distributed Learning portal and will be available to all users of the portal. Once registered, users may access the course by navigating to the ‘Centres of Excellence’ -> ‘COE Cyber Defence’.
  • English language skill comparable to STANAG 6001, 3.3.3.2.

 Registration

Registration opens on 3rd of March, 2021. 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.

Module certificate of the ADL 375: 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 e-Learning module. When you register for the residential part of the course please email it to: [email protected]

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