This course contributes to developing and sustaining the ability of the Danish armed forces to fight in, through and by cyberspace.
This course provides officers who will serve in higher command staffs with an understanding of cyberspace as a domain for military operations. The purpose is to enable them to give relevant and timely guidance on the use of cyberspace and development of the Danish armed forces’ ability to fight in, through and by cyberspace.
The target audience for this module is officers from the armed forces at the level of NATO OF-2 (captain) and OF-3 (major).
Students enrolled in the Master of Military Studies (MMS) program have priority (tier 1 audience). Other employees within the Danish armed forces or other Danish governmental institutions will be accepted for participation as tier 2.
Civilian and military personnel from NATO and partner nations will be accepted for participation as tier 3.
Applicants must at least have completed an education at level 6 (e.g. bachelor degree) and be familiar with academic methodology prior to course start.
The course is taught in English. Participants must have good English skills (NATO 3-3-3-3 iaw. ATrainP-5).
The course is taught at the unclassified level. No security clearance is required for attendance.
Officers graduating from this course can critically discuss the relevance of cyberspace for military operations and advice on needed changes to existing technologies, doctrines and organisational setups.
After graduation, the officer has the knowledge, skills and competences stated below.
Officers graduating from this course can independently and in collaboration with others:
The course is organised as a blend of distance-learning and on-campus learning activities.
Internet access is required. Wifi is provided by the Royal Danish Defence College on-campus.
On average, participants shall expect to use:6 hours weekly throughout the course on reading mandatory material and7 hours weekly on online learning activities (etivities) (only in distance learning periods).It is advisable to schedule this workload to deconflict with other activities.
The course spans a period of 11 weeks.
Date of access to the course e-learning platform: TBD.
Note that access to the course site will expire after six years.
Course start: 15 February 2021.
Course end (exam hand-in): 3 May 2021.
On-campus periods: 22 April to 26 April 2021.
Take-home assignment with approximately 14 days to write an eight page paper.
The paper is graded using the Danish 7-point scale (ECTS-scale).
An external examiner is appointed.
Dress code during on-campus activities: Battle dress uniform (DNK “MTS”). Civilians wear casual attire.
Cyberspace Operations Officer and Liaison (COOL).
SAP ID: D-object not yet created. Contact Lt. Cdr. Henrik Palbo, fak-imt-07, for information.
Cyber – Executive Development Graduate Experience (C-EDGE)
SAP ID: D-object 04042038
International Cyber Education (ICE).
SAP ID: D-object 04042035.
TGR 900 – IT Sikkerhedsbrugerkursus.
SAP ID: D-object 03195703.
CIV Jeppe T. Jacobsen
Institute for Military Technology
Royal Danish Defence College
Phone: +45 40 10 14 34
Cdr. Claus Smith Rasmussen
Royal Danish Defense College
Phone: +45 72 81 70 62
Sr. Sascha Hedberg
Phone: +45 72 81 70 82
25 August 2020
Military officers at NATO OF-2 (DNK M321) and NATO OF-3 (DNK M331) level, or an equivalent civilian level
Level 7 (Master) cf. qualification framework for lifelong learning
11 weeks part-time
Online: 15/2-19/3 + 29/3-19/4
For MMS-students: Via the Event Management System
Others: Send your application through the advertisement on www.fak.dk
6. December 2020
Employees under the Ministry of Defence: Free.
Others: 5.000 DKK.
Royal Danish Defence College, Svanemoellen Barracks, Ryvangs Allé 1, DK-2100 Copenhagen OE