Module 0 is a 2-part course that will provide you with an awareness of how cyber is being taken forward as a defence and pan-governmental endeavour of central importance.
The course makes use of visiting speakers from industry, defence and other government departments who are experts and leading practitioners in their respective fields.
This module follows on from the overarching cyber principles covered in Cyber 101 to build understanding of the context of cyber operations within a military environment. The module is a mandated element of the Cyber Foundation Pathway (CFP) and must be completed if you intend to undertake subsequent modules. The course is also available to complete if you do not plan to progress further through the pathway and just want to enhance your understanding of cyber in defence.
Module 0 is delivered through a fully blended approach:
- Part A - is undertaken via the Defence Learning Environment (DLE) and MODNET (for access to Official Sensitive content).
- Part B - is delivered face-to-face to cover material at higher classifications and to link the content together.
Module 0 Part A is available for self-enrolment on the DLE. Click the 'Register your interest' button to access the course directly.
You will need the Module 0 Part A certificate in order to apply for attendance at Module 0 Part B.
The course is based around 6 thematic areas:
- fundamentals and context - placing cyber within a defence context, this section also develops understanding of key frameworks and doctrine used across civilian and military cyber activities
- threats and opportunities - explores key threat actors and looks at the human factors relevant to cyber operations
- technical background - provides an overview of information networks and operational technology networks (industrial control systems), telecoms systems, and satellite communications
- strategy and operations - explores the legal and policy frameworks within which the MOD undertakes cyber operations, and introduces the key organisations involved across the MOD
- external organisations - introduces key organisations across government and explores the similarities and differences between the MOD’s approach to cybersecurity and those of a large commercial organisation
- integration and application - using several open-source case studies, this section aims to tie the knowledge from the preceding sections together to show how cybersecurity and cyber effects can be realised
Each module in the Cyber Foundation Pathway builds sequentially on the learning from preceding modules. Successful completion of this module will enable you to proceed to the next module of the CFP and further build your cyber skills.
You must must hold a current SC clearance.
UK nationals only.
Prior to attendance you will need to complete Cyber 101 via the DLE.
Attendance at Module 0 Part B requires SC clearance.
This module is not formally assessed.