Basic Cyber Operations (2020)

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The intent of the Basic Cyber Operations Knowledge Unit is to provide students with an understanding of the authorities, roles and steps associated with cyber operations.

Outcomes[edit]

To complete this KU, students should be able to:

  1. Describe the laws that provide US entities the authority to perform cyber operations.
  2. List the phases of a well organized cyber operation and describe the goals and objectives of each phase.
  3. Identify specific phases of a cyber operation in network traffic.
  4. Describe potential motivations that might prompt an entity to perform a cyber operation.

Topics[edit]

  1. Legal Authorities and Ethics
  2. Stages of a Cyber Operation (and details of each phase)
    1. Target Identification
    2. Reconnaissance o Gaining Access o Hiding Presence
    3. Establishing Persistence
    4. Execution
    5. Assessment
  3. Basic Process Modeling
  4. Validating Procedures
  5. Handling failures to follow procedures
  6. Case studies of actual cyber operations

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Specialization Areas[edit]

  • None

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Reference ID[edit]

BCO