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). If no non-Danish speakers attend the course, then the will be conducted in Danish.
The course is mainly taught at the unclassified level. No security clearance is required for attendance. However, some discussions/presentations will include classified content (TJJ), which means that those without proper security clearance will have to step out of the room.
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.
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:
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: 28 August 2022.
Course end (exam hand-in): 14 November 2022.
On-Zoom lectures: 28 August 2022 at 1230-1330 (Intro) and 31 October 2022 at 1230-1330 (Exam prep and evaluation).
In-person period: 03 October to 07 October 2022.
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).
Cyber – Executive Development Graduate Experience (C-EDGE)
International Cyber Education (ICE).
TGR 900 – IT Sikkerhedsbrugerkursus.
08 December 2021
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
For MMS-students: Via the Event Management System. Others: Send your application through the advertisement on www.fak.dk.
Employees under the Ministry of Defence: Free.
Others: 7.000 DKK.
Royal Danish Defence College, Svanemoellen Barracks, Ryvangs Allé 1, DK-2100 Copenhagen OE
CIV Jeppe T. Jacobsen
Institute for Military Technology
Royal Danish Defence College
Tel.: +45 4010 1434
Cdr. Claus Smith Rasmussen Royal Danish Defence College
Tel.: +45 7281 7062
Sr. Ass. Sascha Hedberg
Tel.: +45 7281 7082