Defence doctrine and policy

Introduction to the subject of cyber, particularly in the defence context, but also with wider relevance.


The principal defence level guidance and coherence for all future force developments in the strategic headquarters and all commands.


Attempts to capture the widest concept of cyber and electromagnetic activities (CEMA) and draw together elements of existing doctrine and best practice.

Aims to clarify the nature of information superiority and give guidance on how to enable, realise, employ and exploit it.

The plan to make the UK confident, capable and resilient in the digital age.

One element of the strategic trends programme to provide a comprehensive picture of the future derived from evidence based research and analysis.

Reading list

Bartlett, Jamie (2014). ‘The Dark Net’. First edition. London: Windmill

Clarke, Richard and Knake, Robert (2010).  ‘Cyber War’. Second edition. New York: Harper Collins

Corera, Gordon (2015). ‘Intercept: The Secret History of Computers and Spies’. First edition. London: Weidenfeld & Nicolson

Mitnick, Kevin and Simon, William (2011). ‘Ghost In The Wires: My Adventures as the World’s Most Wanted Hacker’. New York: Little, Brown

Stoll, Clifford (2007). ‘The Cuckoo’s Egg: Tracking a Spy Through the Maze of Computer Espionage’. New York: Simon&Schuster

Pariser, Eli (2012). ‘The Filter Bubble: What the Internet is Hiding from You’. London: Penguin Books