The U.S. Navy has started to update the Cyber Workforce Management Manual as part of its efforts to protect its data infrastructures and navigation and weapons systems from cyber threats, the service branchÂ said Thursday.
The service branch said it will work to determine certification, education and training requirements for the cyber workforce once the updated manual gets approval.
Officers have started to participate inÂ cybsercurity-focused training programs and the Navy hasÂ identified systems commands positions that require such training.
The service branch also cited the creation of the Navy Cybersecurity Division in September.
That newÂ division will work to continue programs initiated by Task Force Cyber AwakeningÂ in 2014, promote compliance with cybersecurity policies and craft strategies that seek to secure IT networks from vulnerabilities.