ING3511 Cyber power

Course code: 
ING3511
Course name in Norwegian Bokmål: 
Cybermakt
Program of study: 
Bachelor i ingeniørfag, studieretning telematikk
Credits: 
5
Level of study: 
Bachelor
Teaching semester: 
2024 Spring
Assessment semester: 
2024 Spring
Language of instruction: 
Norwegian / English
Person in charge: 
Ida Marie Frøseth
Oddbjørn Pedersen
Course content

The aim of the course is to give the cadets an introduction to the use of cyber power and insight into the possibilities and limitations of the cyber domain for military operations. The course covers key national and allied doctrines that deal with the use of the cyber domain to achieve operational goals. The course will lay the professional foundation for the cadets to be able to function as specialists and advisers in military operations.

The course is based on ING1501 The Cyber ​​Engineer's profession and ING3508 Military information infrastructure

Learning outcome

Knowledge

After completing the course, the cadet has::

  • Broad knowledge of key concepts in cyber power and cyber operations, based on national and allied doctrines and concepts
  • Knowledge of what hybrid war is and the role of cyberoperations in hybrid warefare
  • Knowledge of political, legal and ethical factors which affect operations in the cyber domain. Including the international law framework that regulates that states can use the cyber domain for military purposes (Jus ad bellum / in bello)
  • Knowledge of when privacy takes effect and typical approach to data protection and anonymisation
  • Knowledge of key players in cybermilitary activities and their roles and responsibilities, including the interface between CIS support and cyber operations

Skills

After completing the course, the cadet can:

  • Apply knowledge of the cyber domain and security policy to make informed choices in the parts of the cybermilitary activity the student himself or herself is part of, on an ethical, privacy and international law sound basis
  • Apply knowledge to give context-adapted recommendation to the operational leader on the basis of status in the cyber domain in order to preserve operational freedom of action in all operational domains
  • Apply knowledge of the opportunities and limitations of the cyber domain in military operations at the tactical level, both in terms of CIS support operations and defensive and offensive capabilities in the cyber domain.

General competence

After completing the course, the cadet can:

  • Communicate effectively, in writing and orally about tactical, operational and strategic factors related to their task in the cyber domain adapted to different recipients
  • Contribute to the development of good practice by participating in professional discussions within the subject area and sharing their knowledge and experience with others.
Working and learning activities

Blended learning with lectures, compulsory assignment, project assignment, group / plenary discussions that require interdisciplinary integration of knowledge and skills.

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.

Curriculum

Stated at start-up in the course

Form of assessmentGroupingDurationType of durationGrading scaleProportionOral examinationCommentSupported materials
Semesteroppgave-1SemestersPass / fail100Not requiredThe semester assignment is a submission report (group) and group presentation that documents the students' results, work process and reflections within the course's topics. A compulsory supervision session during the semester. Oral presentation and hearing are part of the overall assessment. Both the submission report and the oral presentation / hearing must be passed.
Vurderinger:
Form of assessment:Semesteroppgave
Grouping:-
Duration:1
Type of duration:Semesters
Grading scale:Pass / fail
Proportion:100
Oral examination:Not required
Comment:The semester assignment is a submission report (group) and group presentation that documents the students' results, work process and reflections within the course's topics. A compulsory supervision session during the semester. Oral presentation and hearing are part of the overall assessment. Both the submission report and the oral presentation / hearing must be passed.
Supported materials:
Authors: 
Ida Marie Frøseth
Oddbjørn Pedersen