20-24 March 2023

The aim is to provide course participants with the conceptual framework to facilitate strategic thinking about cyber defence and develop understanding on how to integrate cyber considerations into national as well as international security policy and strategy formulation.


The course will underscore the multidimensional character of cyber defence. Guest speakers representing diverse opinions from political, military, academic, and private sectors will stress the importance of the comprehensive approach and cross-sector cooperation for strengthening cybersecurity on national and international levels.

A standard iteration consists of residential session as well as eLearning. However, depending on the COVID-19 pandemic restrictions the course might have to be held through web-based online platform.

More information about the course can be found HERE

Learning Outcomes

The training will provide the participants with basic skills and knowledge to analyse and design proper policy framework and strategy for cyber defence. The curriculum has been designed to provide an integrated overview of contemporary geopolitical affairs and security issues to enable students to think creatively and critically about issues of strategic importance.

  • Quote key features of the modern/future security environment
  • Define cyber domain as key enabler and tool of hybrid warfare
  • Define the validity of cyberspace in the creation, storage, modification, exchange and exploitation of the information
  • Define the dependency of the of the military domain on communication and information systems & networks
  • Define the growing role of the cyberspace as a web of critical asset and its relation to the national security
  • Understand basic technological aspects of cybersecurity Classify the instruments of national power and relate them to the cyberspace effects
  • Analyze the strategic aspects of cyber security in the national security environment
  • Apply cyberspace terminology, concepts, issues, and components
  • Relate cybersecurity considerations with the information environment
  • Analyze various aspects of cybersecurity and relate their effects to national security
  • Evaluate cyber space policies and generate strategic concepts and approaches to cyber defence
  • Assess the role of cyber defence in national and international security contexts - Determine the appropriate measures to ensure the national security in digital era.

Point of Contact:

Horatius Nicolae GARBAN, Cyber Defence Training Manager at ESDC 


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