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ICWOD (Introduction to Cyber Warfare and Operations Design)

Learn the core set of skills needed for practical and dynamic cyber defense and set the foundation to become a CSFI-DCOE (DEFENSIVE CYBERSPACE OPERATIONS ENGINEER).

Your Cyberspace Operations learning journey starts here!

http://www.globalknowledge.com/training/course.asp?pageid=9&courseid=16247&country=United+States

ICWOD (Introduction to Cyber Warfare and Operations Design)

ICWOD (Introduction to Cyber Warfare and Operations Design)

Mr. Kuhn was selected to serve as ONR Science Advisor (SA) to Naval Network Warfare Command. In August 2010, following the establishment of Fleet Cyber Command/Commander, 10th Fleet (FCC/C10F), he was reselected as the 1st ONR SA assigned to FCC/C10F. In 2013 he was selected to be the ONR SA to the Navy Expeditionary Combat Command, where he is current focused on taking C5ISR to the tactical edge of Expeditionary Warfare/Special Operations.

This course provides a basic understanding of full-spectrum cyberspace operations, the complexities of the cyberspace environment, as well as planning, organizing, and integrating cyberspace operations. The course will consist of presentations and exercises that will teach you how to develop a cyber-operations design and bring it to fruition. At the conclusion of the course, you will have a fundamental understanding of how to analyze, plan for, and execute cyberspace operations.

What You’ll Learn

  • Cyberspace operations methodologies
  • Integration of cyberspace capabilities
  • The role of Information Assurance in cyberspace operations
  • Training and developing the cyber workforce
  • Designing cyber related organizations

Who Needs to Attend

  • Anyone interested in the field of cyber warfare/cyber operations
  • Anyone looking to expand a cyber-security career
  • Military commanders
  • Information-operations officers
  • Information security/assurance professionals
  • Cyber-security consultants
  • Cyber planners
  • Military members (J2, J3, J5, J6, J9)
  • Security analysts
  • Network-security engineers
  • Penetration testers
  • Auditors
  • Government officials
  • Security engineers

Prerequisites

There are no prerequisites for this course.

Follow-On Courses

Course Outline

1. Understanding the Cyberspace Environment and Design

  • Cyberspace environment and its characteristics
  • Developing a design approach
  • Planning for cyberspace operation

2. Cyberspace Operational Approaches

  • Foundational approaches that utilize cyberspace capabilities to support organizational missions
  • The pros and cons of the different approaches

(This module sets the foundation for CSFI Cyberspace Operations Strategist and Planner [CCOSP] advanced course.)

3. Cyberspace Operations

  • Network Operations (NETOPS)
  • Defensive Cyberspace Operations (DCO)
  • Offensive Cyberspace Operations (OCO)
  • Defense and Diversity of Depth network design
  • Operational methodologies to conduct cyberspace operations

4. Cyberspace Integration

  • Design a cyberspace operation and integrate it with a Joint Operations plan
  • Practice the presented methodologies in a practical application exercise

5. Building Cyber Warriors and Warrior Corps

  • The warrior and warrior corps concept as applied to cyber organizations
  • The challenges of training and developing a cyber workforce from senior leadership to the technical workforce

6. Designing Cyber Related Commands

  • Mission statements
  • Essential tasks
  • Organizational structures
  • Tables of organizations

7. Training and Readiness for Cyber Related Commands

  • Mission Essential Tasks (METs)
  • Developing the cyber workforce
  • Plan your own training programs within your organization

8. Final Exercise

  • You will presented with a scenario from which all previous instruction topics and exercises will be used to develop and integrate a cyber plan
  • The exercise will also include a brief Rehearsal of Concept (ROC) and Table Top Exercise (TTX) to exercise and evaluate your developed plan
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Career Thoughts

I am humbled and honored to have the opportunity to manage and run one of the biggest and most active forums on the Internet dealing with cyber warfare and cyber security – CSFI (The Cyber Security Forum Initiative). With over 16 years of cyber security experience, I continue to actively raise Cyber Warfare/Cyber Security awareness worldwide. I have worked as a Chief Security Engineer for AT&T, where I designed and approved secure networks for MSS. I have also consulted for several governments, military and private institutions on best network security practices throughout my career.

CSFI and its divisions CSFI-CWD (Cyber Warfare Division), CSFI-LPD (Law and Policy Division) and CSFI-WD (Wireless Division) continue to grow and expand with more than 60,000 information security members.

One of my personal goals is to serve our security community to the best of my abilities, in the protection and defense of our American national security interests, the American people, and that of our international partners. I am always ready to serve and to give of my time and skills to help our society with the growing problems we experience in cyberspace. I thank God and my family for the opportunities I have had in life and the most precious of all opportunities, which is the chance to serve others. I love what I do, and I appreciate all the support I have received from friends, family and our CSFI members.

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Paul de Souza, CSFI Founder Director

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