C2 in the Cyber Domain

At the Warsaw Summit in July 2016, Allied Heads of State and Government reaffirmed NATO’s defensive mandate and recognised cyberspace as a domain of operations in which NATO must defend itself as effectively as it does in the air, on land and at sea. This will improve NATO’s ability to protect and conduct its missions and operations.

As with every other domain, Command and Control (C2) is a critical factor for success. This will be no different in the cyber domain, but, structures and capacities must be examined to determine how best to implement C2 to achieve the operational effect desired. The NATO C2COE will provide critical support to SHAPE Cyber to study these issues and develop ideas for the best way to achieve effective C2 with cyberspace as an added and integrated domain of warfare.

Contact information: The OPR at the NATO C2COE is Lieutenant Commander (USA N) Stephen Gray.
He can be reached at stephen.gray@c2coe.org