Cyber Operations in Antagonistic Environments

In this course the cyber domain is problematised in order for you to be able to describe and discuss threats, risks and events.

The course starts with an introduction to computers and networks in order to provide a common frame of reference for the remainder of the course. The second part of the course deals with the Internet, automated systems and the actors that operate in the cyber environment. The distinctive features of the cyber domain compared to traditional military methods are highlighted.

The course consists of two modules. Introduction to Computers and Networks (1.5 credits) and Cyber Operations (6 credits).

Module 1, Introduction to Computers and Networks

  1. Basic concepts and operating principles for computers and networks.

Module 2, Cyber Operations

  1. Function and Governance of the Internet.
  2. Threats, risks and opportunities regarding automated systems.
  3. The main actors and their general approach to cyber operations.

After completing the course, you will be able to:

  • explain basic concepts and methods for computers and networks as well as operating principles for the Internet;
  • describe the processes and organizations that govern the Internet;
  • describe and discuss automated technical systems from a vulnerability and user perspective;
  • describe and discuss different actors' actions in the cyber domain.

Teaching takes the form of lectures, self-study, laboratory work and seminars.

Application Code


Study Pace




Starting Term

Autumn Term 2024

Study Period

2024 week 41 - 45


Advanced level

Study Mode



Freestanding course


Passed courses of at least 180 credits that include - at least 7,5 credits in the field of Defence, Crisis management and Security, - written thesis project including of at least 15 credits, and knowledge corresponding to English 6 (English B).



Language of Instruction

The teaching is conducted in English.


If you have questions about the course, please contact the Study Counsellors.

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Published 2023-09-19 Updated 2024-04-16