Cyberspace Operations

Cyberspace is not only a medium through which Joint Air & Space Forces and C2 operate, but it has become an operational domain of its own. NATO is adopting a new MDO concept that envisions extensive use of advanced cyberspace capabilities that can create powerful effects, which are synchronized with the other domains. At the same time, cyberspace is exposed to its own inherent vulnerabilities, which have the potential to undermine mission success. Assuring and maintaining the freedom of manoeuvre in the Cyberspace domain is the new imperative. The JAPCC promotes and influences the development of Cyberspace doctrine, policy, operational concepts and capabilities with a focus on its integration with NATO Joint Air and Space Power.

Our Cyberspace SMEs provide support to major Joint and Air exercises through the development and execution phases as both OpFor and ExCon. They also support the awareness of Cyber-related technologies and capabilities, maintaining and reinforcing the network of collaboration within the NATO Cyberspace Community of Interest, and researching the current and developing trends in Cyberspace.

Featured Publications

Freedom of Manoeuvre in Cyberspace

By Lt Col 
By Maj 
NATO defines manoeuvre as ‘Employment of forces on the battlefield through movement in combination with fire, or fire potential, to achieve a position of advantage in respect to the enemy to accomplish the mission’. But [...]

Insights from the Ukrainian Cyber Battlefield

Is the Private Sector a Game Changer?
By Lt Col 
Russia’s invasion of Ukraine on 24 February shocked the entire world and created the most significant security crisis in Europe since the Second World War. Along with traditional kinetic warfare, Russia has conducted large-scale cyber [...]

Quantum Technology for Defence

What to Expect for the Air and Space Domains
By Lt Col 
By Dr 
Quantum Technology (QT) has its foundation in quantum mechanics, a discipline more than one hundred years old. The first applications of quantum mechanics, known as Quantum Revolution 1.0, include nuclear fission, lasers, semiconductors, etc., where [...]

Subject Matter Experts

Lieutenant Colonel

Antonios Chochtoulas

Subject Matter Expert 
Cyberspace Operations

Lieutenant-Colonel Chochtoulas graduated from the Hellenic Air Force (HAF) Academy in 1999, with a degree in Logistics. He holds a Master of Science in Computer Science from the Hellenic Open University and his subject matter expertise is in the Areas of Information Systems Security and Database Design and Administration. He...

Lieutenant Colonel

Eric Jodoin

Subject Matter Expert 
Cyberspace Operations

Lieutenant-Colonel Jodoin holds a Master of Science in Information Security Engineering (MSISE) from the SANS Technology Institute and has accumulated over a decade of experience in the planning and conduct of cyberspace operations. His experience include a tour as director of operations at the Canadian Forces Network Operations Center (CFNOC),...


Lucas Stensberg

Subject Matter Expert 
Cyberspace Operations, Space

Capt. Stensberg leads space/cyber integrations as a cyber and space SME in the JAPCC’s C4ISR+Space branch, furthering the Alliance’s understanding of the two domains via publishing, exercises, wargaming, conferences, and working groups. Before this role, he served in a talent management role overseeing Space Force assignments, and prior to that...


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