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Duration : 32 Hours

The Cyber Defense Strategies course is part of HackerU Advanced Cyber Warfare Course. Designed especially for MOD industries, the program is both broad and thorough, covering issues such as the construction of knowledge and the structure of a defensive cyber unit in a particularly threatened environment.

The Cyber Defense Strategies course is a preliminary program for a later specialization in one of the following subjects: Defense Strategy, Attacking Techniques, Proactive Intelligence, Investigations, Malware Analysis, Reverse Engineering, Exploit Writing, SCADA Attack & Defense.

Target Audience

Information Security experts, looking for an in-depth glance into organizations threatened by Advanced Persistent Threats. Intelligence and security practitioners.


The program delves deep into various aspects of Cyber Warfare on the defensive side, enabling participants to expand their knowledge in both methodologies and required techniques.

Pre- requisites

Background in IT as well as software development or intelligence.

Course Outline

Module 1: Fundamental defense concepts 

  • Conceptual framework for cyber defense
  • Strategic Vs. Operational Cyberwar
  • The goals of cyber defense
  • Defense Architecture
  • Defense Policy
  • Defense Strategy
  • Cyber Operations

Module 2: Cyber Deterrence 

  • Defining Cyber Deterrence
  • The unique nature of Cyber Deterrence
  • A strategy of Response
  • Cyber Retaliation

Module 3: Cyber Resilience 

  • Principles for cyber Resilience
  • Cyber Resilience Goals and Requirements
  • Cyber Resiliency Engineering
  • Mission Assurance
  • Cyber Resiliency Framework
  • Cyber Resiliency Objectives
  • Cyber Resiliency Practices
  • Cyber Risk management
  • Cyber Governance
  • Cyber Defense program
  • Maturity measurement
  • Security Metrics