Integration Cyber Considerations into Operational Planning

This course aims 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.

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 that is currently under development, when it will be published, 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’ -> ‘Pre-learning module for the “Integration of Cyber Considerations into Operational Planning Course’ course listing.
  • English language skill comparable to STANAG 6001, 3.3.3.2.

 Registration

Registration opens on 2nd of March, 2020. 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]