This document is the result of the work of a multinational team of volunteer academics and researchers drawn from 17 nations associated with the Partnership for Peace Consortium (PfPC) Emerging Security Challenges Working Group (ESCWG). Our aim was to produce a flexible and generally comprehensive approach to the issue of cybersecurity.

This document aims to address cybersecurity broadly but in sufficient depth that non-technical experts will develop a more complete picture of the technological issues and technology experts will more completely appreciate national and international security policy and defense policy implications. We offer a logical breakdown of the topic by specific categories, suggesting the level of knowledge to be obtained by various audiences and indicating useful key references so that each adopting state can adapt this framework to its needs and the specifics of the target student body.