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ATI's Cyber Warfare -Theory and Fundamentals course

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    Technical Training Short On Site Course Quote

      This two-day course is intended for technical and programmatic staff involved in the development, analysis, or testing of Information Assurance, Network Warfare, Network-Centric, and NetOPs systems. The course will provide perspective on emerging policy, doctrine, strategy, and operational constraints affecting the development of cyber warfare systems. This knowledge will greatly enhance participants' ability to develop operational systems and concepts that will produce integrated, controlled, and effective cyber effects at each warfare level. U.S. citizenship required for students registered in this course. more info


    Albert Kinney is a retired Naval Officer and holds a Masters Degree in electrical engineering. His professional experience includes 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.

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What You Will Learn:

  • What are the relationships between cyber warfare, information assurance, information operations, and network-centric warfare?
  • How can a cyber warfare capability enable freedom of action in cyberspace?
  • What are legal constraints on cyber warfare?
  • How can cyber capabilities meet standards for weaponization?
  • How should cyber capabilities be integrated with military exercises?
  • How can military and civilian cyberspace organizations prepare and maintain their workforce to play effective roles in cyberspace?
  • What is the Comprehensive National Cybersecurity Initiative (CNCI)?

      From this course you will obtain in-depth knowledge and awareness of the cyberspace domain, its functional characteristics, and its organizational inter-relationships enabling your organization to make meaningful contributions in the domain of cyber warfare through technical consultation, systems development, and operational test & evaluation.

Course Outline:

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

  2. 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.

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

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

  5. 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.

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

  7. 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.

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

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

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


    Tuition for this two-day course is $1090 per person at one of our scheduled public courses. Onsite pricing is available. Please call us at 410-956-8805 or send an email to

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