ING3510 Cyberspace Operations

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Program of study: 
Bachelor i ingeniørfag, studieretning telematikk
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Teaching semester: 
2023 Autumn
Assessment semester: 
2023 Autumn
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Mass Soldal Lund
Course content

Students are introduced to cyberspace operations, with the main focus on tactics, techniques and procedures for defensive cyberspace operations. The course enables students to exercise first-line defense of military units against attacks in the cyber domain. Emphasis is placed on practice in teaching.

The course is based on ING1501 The Cyber ​​Engineer's profession, ING1506 Data communication, ING2503 Information security, ING1503 Programming and digital technology, ING1507 Computer architecture, ING2504 Operating systems and ING3508 Military information infrastructure


  • Security monitoring
  • Tactics, techniques and procedures for handling cyber attacks
  • Vulnerability mapping
  • Penetration testing
  • Digital forensics
  • Malicious software analysis
  • Project in defensive cyberspace operations

Special circumstances related to the assessments

All assessments in the course must be passed. In the event of failure, continuation is carried out in the assessment the candidate has failed. An overall letter grade A-F is given in the course, based on weighting of decimal grades from three partial assessments as stated below.

Learning outcome


The student can:

  • explain the operation and interplay between the technical mechanisms used in defensive cyberspace operations, and the relationship with the principles of a defendable information infrastructure (INI)
  • explain what security monitoring, vulnerability mapping, penetration testing, digital forensics and analysis of malicious software is about, and the application of this in a technical and tactical perspective
  • describe the main principles for handling cyber attacks


The student can:

  • handle tools and techniques for security monitoring, including monitoring of networks and end systems.
  • apply vulnerability mapping tools, techniques, penetration testing, digital forensics and analysis of malicious software

General competence

The student can:

  • achieve and convey a basic awareness of the situation in the cyber domain
  • Advise military commanders on pro- and reactive measures to ensure a defendable information infrastructure
Working and learning activities

Lectures, laboratory work, project work and the exercise "Cyberingeniør"

Sensor system

Examination is carried out according to the Regulations for Admission, Studies and Examinations (in Norwegian, “Forskrift om opptak, studier og eksamen”) at the Norwegian Defence University College.


Pensum oppgis ved emnets start

Form of assessmentGroupingDurationType of durationGrading scaleProportionOral examinationCommentSupported materials
ProsjektoppgaveGroup 1SemestersA-F30%Not requiredGroupbased
Written examIndividual2HoursA-F30%Not required
FordypningsoppgaveGroup1SemestersA-F40%Not requiredGroupbased All
Form of assessment:Prosjektoppgave
Duration: 1
Type of duration:Semesters
Grading scale:A-F
Oral examination:Not required
Supported materials:
Form of assessment:Written exam
Type of duration:Hours
Grading scale:A-F
Oral examination:Not required
Supported materials:
Form of assessment:Fordypningsoppgave
Type of duration:Semesters
Grading scale:A-F
Oral examination:Not required
Supported materials: All
Mass Soldal Lund