NATO Communications and Information Systems Schoolis provides comprehensive and consistent training for civilian and military personnel in the operation and maintenance of all NATO specific Communications and Information Systems. For more information about the school and the courses below, please visit their webpage.
NATO Computer Security (COMPUSEC) Practitioners Course
Purpose of this course is to provide students with the practical knowledge and experience required to effectively implement NATO's chosen computer and network security solutions at the Local Area Network (LAN) level. This course will provide the required knowledge and training for staff appointed to implement, monitor and maintain NATO's computer network security solutions.
NATO Information Systems Security (INFOSEC) Officer Course
Goal of this course is to provide military and civilian personnel with the knowledge and skills required to understand and execute NATO INFOSEC policies, doctrine and technical capabilities. This course is mainly doctrine oriented and its main focus is INFOSEC not cyber defence.
NATO School organises several network security / information security related courses and some of them also have cyber defence related elements in the course outline. These courses, except for the NATO Defence Against Terrorism Course, are mainly technology oriented. For more information about the school and the courses below, please visit their webpage.
Cyber Incident Handling & Disaster Recovery Planning Course (not held in 2011/2012)
Aim of this course is to define the nature and scope of cyber security incident handling services, to include covering policy, planning, operations, and technology issues involved in cyber incident handling plans. The course will provide students with knowledge of Business Continuity (BCP), Disaster Recovery (DRP) and Continuity of Operations (COOP). Additionally, students will be instructed how to respond to specific types of incidents including natural disasters, denial of service, malicious code, malicious misuse of hardware and firmware, unauthorized access, data compromise and inappropriate use.
Network Vulnerability Assessment Course
Aim of the Network Vulnerability Assessment and Risk Mitigation Course is to involve students directly with the methodologies and techniques used for vulnerability assessments and follow on mitigation. These methodologies will be reviewed in-depth as they are applied from the vantage point of an evil hacker. Common vulnerabilities will also be studied and lab exercises will be used to improve the student's detailed knowledge of security threats and the methods used to exploit them.
Network Security Course
Primary aim of this course is to provide a thorough understanding of all the dominant terminology, principles and technologies through a “bits-in-transit” approach to network security. Scoping in this manner permits the delivery of a cohesive course of instruction on network security’s core principals, to include the “risk equation”, “defence in depth”, and what types of attacks exist. Supporting topics include defining what a network is, exploring Routers, Routing & ACL Basics, Traffic Analysis, Perimeter Defense & NIDS Weaknesses, Authentication, and Virtual Private Networks.
Network Traffic Analysis Course (not held in 2011/2012)
Aim of this course is to build upon the primarily concept-oriented Network Security Course by focusing on the analysis of actual network traffic by providing students with a deeper understanding of network protocol behavior. The student will ultimately be able to intelligently distinguish "normal" from "abnormal" (likely malicious) online/network behavior and recommend a mitigation plan. Students will be instructed on the utilization of a protocol / traffic analyzer as they review either "live" or pre-recorded traffic for impending, realised configuration errors or malicious attacks. Students will become familiar with configuration error and malicious attack indications, enabling them to develop a forensic explanation.
NATO Security Course
Aim of the NATO Security Course is to train NATO and national security personnel who will be appointed to NATO security positions on all aspects of Physical security, Document security, Personnel security, ADP security and INFOSEC and familiarize them with all NATO Security rules.
NATO Defence against Terrorism Course
Main goal of this course is to provide basic knowledge of the global and regional threats of terrorism, including its various forms, resources, means and tools as well as global, regional and national efforts in combating terrorism; and to explain the NATO Defence Terrorism Policy, Doctrine and Means.
COE-DAT provides subject matter expertise by serving as a principal advisor to SACT. It also provides training and education at the strategic and operational level and it assists ACT in testing and validating terrorism-related NATO concepts through experimentation. COE-DAT assists in doctrine development by leveraging knowledge and lessons learned. For more information about the centre and the course below, please visit their webpage.
Cyber Terrorism Course
The aims of the course are to examine the increasing threat of attacks to cyber systems, to discuss the vulnerability of cyber space, to consider how terrorists can exploit the Internet for their campaigns, to examine the possible strategies in defence against cyber terrorism.
NATO e-Learning platform provides access to all NATO online courses supporting ISAF, exercises and academic activities. Access to this service is available for all NATO and NATO partner nations who are involved in NATO activities. All the courses can be accessed via the e-Learning platform.
The objective of this course is to introduce students to the art and science of information security.
Security in the information age
The objective of this course is to understand the main risks and insecurities that have arisen as a result of the information revolution.