By Tom Vilsack, Vice News EditorThe U.N. General Assembly just voted to approve the adoption of electronic kits as part of a package of measures designed to counter cyberthreats.
It’s an initiative spearheaded by the U-S.
Department of Defense (DoD), which has been working with other U.K. allies to develop a global standard.
is one of a handful of nations with an electronic warfare standard.
However, the DoD says it is not currently able to share the details of its efforts, citing concerns over cybersecurity threats.
Defense Ministry says it will “consider” how to incorporate electronic warfare into the next DoD guidelines.
The DoD said it will also use its “special cyber mission” to develop and implement a “global standard” for electronic kit use.
The goal of the standard, according to the DoT, is to “enhance and accelerate DoD’s capabilities in cyberspace and provide cyber security support for the U,K.”
A similar electronic kit standard is being developed by the UK, the United States, France and Canada, as well as by other countries in Europe.
However the U S. and the U K. do not share the same cybersecurity standards.
A U. K. Defense ministry spokesman said the UK. and U. S. are still working out details, but that “all of these initiatives will enable a common approach and ensure that electronic warfare is an integral part of all future missions.”
While the DoL has not released a timeline for when the electronic kits will become standard, it has said that “the U. N. has been in close communication with the U k. for years and is committed to the adoption and implementation of this technology.”
In addition to the US., Canada, the Netherlands and Germany, other countries are also developing their own electronic kits.