ATI Announces New Course, Theory and Fundamentals of Cyber Warfare

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Offered in response to the growing need for businesses and military facilities to quickly gain an understanding of cyber threats and institute cyber security defenses, the Applied Technology Institute (ATI) announces a new two-day professional development short course, Theory and Fundamentals of Cyber Warfare

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CYBER WARFARE -THEORY AND FUNDAMENTALS COURSE

The course is targeted especially to DoD analysts, specialists and engineers in security related facilities in the Washington, DC, Virginia and Maryland metro area, which has the largest concentration of DoD national security related facilities in the United States. Those facilities, along with the research and development contractors they work with, are building their resources to tackle the growing need for cyber security experts.

World leaders, including the United States, Russia, South Korea and Great Britain, are scrambling to organize against the rapidly increasing varieties of threats such as spyware and malware, spoofing, phishing and botnets that are having devastating effects around the world. Digital intelligence experts have labeled these escalating cyber threats as a “Global Cyber Cold War”.

Maryland Governor, Martin O’Malley, was recently interviewed on 103.5 FM WTOP radio identifying Maryland as the next, “silicon valley” of cyber security. “Cyberspace has emerged as a mainstream warfare domain on par with air, land, sea, and space domains. This advancement to a bona fide battle space arises from the de facto behaviors of entities ranging from international superpowers to improvised non-state organizations.

As a result, government and military organizations are developing new doctrines, establishing domain-focused operational hierarchies, and acquiring new systems capabilities to maintain cyberspace as a viable resource to serve the national interest,”

Course Outline, Samplers, and Notes

Course Outline:

• Cyberspace as a Warfare Domain. Domain terms of reference. Comparison of operational missions conducted through cyberspace. Operational history of cyber warfare.

• Stack Positioning as a Maneuver Analog. Exploring the space where tangible cyber warfare maneuver really happens. Extend the network stack concept to other elements of cyberspace. Understand the advantage gained through proficient cyberscape navigation.

• Organizational Constructs in Cyber Warfare. Inter-relationships between traditional and emerging warfare, intelligence, and systems policy authorities.

• Cyberspace Doctrine and Strategy. National Military Strategy for Cyberspace Operations. Comprehensive National Cybersecurity Initiative (CNCI). Developing a framework for a full spectrum cyberspace capabilities.

• Legal Considerations for Cyber Warfare. Overview of pertinent US Code for cyberspace. Adapting the international Law of Armed Conflict to cyber warfare. Decision frameworks and metaphors for making legal choices in uncharted territory.

• Operational Theory of Cyber Warfare. Planning and achieving cyber effects. Understanding policy implications and operational risks in cyber warfare. Developing a cyber deterrence strategy.

• Cyber Warfare Training and Exercise Requirements. Understanding of the depth of technical proficiency and operational savvy required to develop, maintain, and exercise integrated cyber warfare capabilities.

• Cyber Weaponization. Cyber weapons taxonomy. Weapon-target interplay. Test and Evaluation Standards. Observable effects.

• Command & Control for Cyber Warfare. Joint Command & Control principles. Joint Battlespace Awareness. Situational Awareness. Decision Support.

• Survey of International Cyber Warfare Capabilities. Open source exploration of cyber warfare trends in India, Pakistan, Russia, and China.

After attending the course you will receive a full set of detailed notes from the class for future reference, as well as a certificate of completion. Please visit our website for more valuable information.

About ATI and the Instructors

Our mission here at ATI is to provide expert training and the highest quality professional development in space, communications, defense, sonar, radar, and signal processing. We are not a one-size-fits-all educational facility. Our short classes include both introductory and advanced courses.

ATI’s instructors are world-class experts who are the best in the business. They are carefully selected for their ability to clearly explain advanced technology.

The instructor for ATI’s new Theory and Fundamentals of Cyber Warfare course is Albert Kinney, who brings more than 20 years of experience in research and operational cyberspace mission areas including the initial development and first operational employment of the Naval Cyber Attack Team. Kinney says, “I designed the course to focus on providing a top-down view of both the challenges and opportunities encountered in this new warfare domain. Attendees will gain insight to emerging requirements and trends affecting the implementation of cyber warfare systems, policy, and operations that will inform your strategy and focus your efforts in cyberspace.”


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