A new cyberwarfare plan for the U.S. Navy is expected to be released next week, according to officials, but the new plan will not include cyberattacks against China or Russia.
The plan, which was first reported by Defense One, will likely be the most comprehensive effort yet to fight the growing threat of cyberattacks on the U.
“We want to make sure we’re on the front lines, the front foot on this, not the back foot,” Rear Adm.
Michael Bresnahan, the Navy chief of staff, told reporters at a Senate Armed Services Committee hearing last week.
The cyberthreats to the U, he said, have become increasingly sophisticated.
The new cyber strategy is expected sometime next year.
The Pentagon has said it will focus on “advancing operational capabilities” for the Navy to better defend itself against the cyberattacks.
The U.N. Security Council has also been critical of the Navy for not making the cyberthreat warnings more prominent, including by publicly releasing cyberthreat alerts that did not include the names of nations or military officials.
The Navy has not publicly released its cyber threat alerts for a decade, and the cyber threats to the Navy have grown over time, as cybercriminals have used various techniques to gain access to computers and other information, including the use of zero-day exploits and exploits that allow them to take control of computers remotely.
In December, for example, hackers attacked the Navy website that lists cyberattacks and exploits.
The Navy responded with a statement that it was working with federal officials to address the issue.
In January, the Defense Department’s cyber threat alert was upgraded to include a list of countries and military officials that had previously been linked to zero-days.
The Pentagon has also launched an advisory group to develop a cyber strategy to help address the threat.
In October, Defense Secretary Ashton Carter said he wanted the Navy and the Defense Intelligence Agency to develop an operational plan for defending against cyberattacks, including “the ability to respond with an effective, credible and resourced response to an attack.”
In a statement, the Pentagon also said the group would also look at how to improve “national and global capacity and capabilities.”
The military has been in a constant state of cyberwar since the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks.
The attacks have cost the lives of more than 2,000 people and cost the U