O.16 Offensive Cyber Operations
Offensive cyber operations is everything related to reconnaissance and exploitation in the cyber space offensive mission. This knowledge unit provides a high-level overview of the different phases of cyber operations including target identification, reconnaissance, fingerprinting, development of operational plans, decision authorities/authorization, execution, and assessment.
Specific topics to be included in this knowledge unit include, but are not limited to:
- Cyber attacks are restricted to military members of DoD, as restricted by international law. Authorities are derived from U.S. Code Title 10.
- Cyber kill chain
- Mission planning and execution process
- Define mission objectives and desired effects from the overall mission standpoint
- The different phases of cyber operations
Outcome: Students will understand the phases of a cyber operation, what each phase entails, who has authorities to conduct each phase, and how operations are assessed after completion.