CF Cyper Operational in the Future Cyber Environment Concept


  1. Bernier, M.
  2. Treuniet, J.
Corporate Authors
Defence R&D Canada - Centre for Operational Research and Analysis, Ottawa ON (CAN)
As the world becomes increasingly network-enabled, the Canadian Forces must adapt to meet the challenges that come with this technology. These include a new set of threats, and a new set of capabilities that have yet to be formally defined and explored. It is possible that the founding of an entirely new environment, the cyber environment, may be the most suitable way ahead in developing these new capabilities. This paper describes cyber operations and how they fit into the DND/CF concept construct. The capabilities provided by operations in the cyber environment and the supporting functions of cyber operations are discussed for each functional domain. Risks related to the cyber environment are listed, along with potential mitigations. The implications in terms of the PRICIE construct are discussed, and relevant activities within DND and the Government of Canada are listed. This paper may be used to advise on the future development of the cyber environment concept, and to muster appreciation of the contributions of the cyber environment to operations across all environments.

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Report Number
DRDC-CORA-TM-2009-058 — Technical Memorandum
Date of publication
01 Dec 2009
Number of Pages
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