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Learn the core set of skills needed for practical and dynamic cyber defense and set the foundation to become a CSFI-DCOE. This course provides a basic understanding of full-spectrum cyberspace operations, the complexities of the cyberspace environment, as well as planning, organizing, and integrating cyberspace operations.

The course will consist of presentations and exercises that will teach you how to develop a cyber-operations design and bring it to fruition. At the conclusion of the course, you will have a fundamental understanding of how to analyze, plan for, and execute cyberspace operations.

This course provides students with a CSFI certificate of completion and will run at DEFCAMP 5 in Romania November 25th, 26th, and 27th. Training venue in Bucharest TBD. “Introduction to Cyber Warfare and Operations Design” is an approved course by The University of Fairfax (USA) and it carries a .5 credit toward a Masters or Doctorate degree.

The University of Fairfax is an accredited, cybersecurity graduate university which seeks to address the growing shortage of cybersecurity professionals who can conduct cutting-edge research. The University of Fairfax offers online graduate programs with curricula exclusively focused on cybersecurity.

Founded in response to 9/11, the University of Fairfax is accredited by the Accrediting Commission of the Distance Education and Training Council (DETC). The Accrediting Commission of DETC is listed by the U.S. Department of Education as a nationally recognized accrediting agency and is a recognized member of the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA).

The University of Fairfax has been certified by the State Council of Higher Education in Virginia (SCHEV) to operate in the state of Virginia. The University of Fairfax is an Authorized Education Partner and CPE Provider of (ISC) ®, and has received National Security Agency (NSA) authorization for awarding both the NSA 4011 and 4012 certifications.

UoF is also a participant in the Yellow Ribbon Program for GI Bill recipients, and one of Military Advanced Education’s 2014 Top Military-Friendly Colleges & Universities. – See more at:

CSFI’s “Introduction to Cyber Warfare and Operations Design” is a required course which is a mandatory CSFI course before students can train to become DCOE certified.

The Cyber Security Forum Initiative (CSFI) is a non-profit organization headquartered in Omaha, NE and in Washington DC with a mission “to provide Cyber Warfare awareness, guidance, and security solutions through collaboration, education, volunteer work, and training to assist the US Government, US Military, Commercial Interests, and International Partners.”

CSFI was born out of the collaboration of dozens of experts, and today CSFI is comprised of a large community of nearly 25,000 Cyber Security and Cyber Warfare professionals from the government, military, private sector, and academia. Our amazing members are the core of all of our activities, and it is for them that we are pushing forward our mission. Tripwire is proud to be a Gold Sponsor for the CSFI mission.