Cyber Defence Policy Course on National and International Levels

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

Useful Information



ESDC Cyber ETEE Training Manager
Ms Anna Malec

[email protected]

Course Office
Ms Kaie Ehrenberg

[email protected]


The course will underscore the multidimensional character of cyber defence through specific lessons learned from the war in Ukraine. Guest speakers representing diverse opinions from the 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 during peace and war.

The course is scheduled on March 20-24, 2023, in Tartu, Estonia, and will be delivered in English. A standard iteration consists of the residential session as well as e-learning.

Learning Outcomes

The training will provide the participants with basic skills and knowledge to analyse and design proper policy frameworks and strategies 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 the cyber domain as a key enabler and tool of hybrid warfare.

Define the validity of cyberspace in the creation, storage, modification, exchange and exploitation of information.

Assess the role of cyber defence in national and international security contexts - Determine the appropriate measures to ensure national security in the digital era.

the dependency of the military domain on communication and information systems & networks.

Define the growing role of cyberspace as a web of critical assets and its relation to national security.
Understand basic technological aspects of cybersecurity.

Classify the instruments of national power and relate them to the effects of cyberspace.

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 cyberspace policies and generate strategic concepts and approaches to cyber defence.