(SOF-SO-16705) ADL NATO SOF DIgital Force Protection Basics


Details of the eLearning course are:

  • The course is self-paced.
  • The estimated time commitment is approximately 6-8 hours total.
  • There are no videoconferences or other events with strict timing.
  • The course material is NATO Unclassified.
  • The course will familiarize the graduates with digital force protection concepts and vulnerabilities.  

The course will be conducted in an eLearning format, meaning that it will consist of:

  • Online lessons to be completed at your own pace.
  • An end of module student learning assessment.
  • An end of course test.

Registration for this course will be open monthly, and enrolments will begin after the second week of the month.  You will recieve the login credentials once your registration is approved, and will have two-weeks to complete the course.

The course will provide students an introduction to the threats facing NATO's SOF allies in digital environments and cover the nexus between the digital, cognitive, and physical environments.

The increased use of social media coupled with advances in data collection and aggregation capabilities often undermines Operational Security and leaves forces vulnerable to adversaries intent on acquiring and exploiting sensitive critical information. Digital Force Protection (DFP) awareness and education are critical to protect Alliance SOF operators.

This course has a computer heavy curriculum.

In addition to a 3322 in English language skill, students should be comfortable speaking English in front of groups to participate in this course.

Students must have a NATO JADL account to take this course.  It is recommended you sign up for a JADL account as soon as you are enrolled in the course.  Please visit https://jadl.act.nato.int/ to register for an account.  You may register with an official military/government email or a commercial email.  Prior to registering with a commercial email address, please contact the Course Director for additional instructions.

ADL 101 Introduction to NATO Special Operations is a prerequisite for the ADL Introduction to Digital Force Protection.  ADL 101 may be accessed using the following link: https://jadl.act.nato.int/ILIAS/goto.php?target=crs_3754&client_id=testclient

  • SOF-SO-16705-B-2021-22

    Registration is Closed

  • SOF-SO-16705-C-2021-22

    Registration is Open

Previous Classes
  • SOF-SO-16705-A-2021-22


  • SOF-SO-16705-B-2020-21


  • SOF-SO-16705-A-2020-21