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Cyberattack countermeasures are pressing issue, Abe

  • May 24, 2017
  • , Sankei , p. 5
  • JMH Translation

The Liberal Democratic Party (LDP) Parliamentary League on Cybersecurity Countermeasures, led by former Olympics Minister Toshiaki Endo, submitted security recommendations to Prime Minister Shinzo Abe at the Prime Minister’s Office on May 23. The proposal calls for the establishment of an organization that would serves as the control tower for cybersecurity measures with an eye on the 2020 Tokyo Olympics and Paralympics. Abe told the group, “Cybersecurity is an urgent issue for Japan as we will host the 2020 Olympics.”


The recommendations point out that the National Center of Incident Readiness and Strategy for Cybersecurity (NISC), which is under the Cabinet Office, does not have the right to give commands to the Olympic organizing committee and other relevant groups. The recommendations also underscore the need to have an organization, in addition to the government, with the right to give commands as “it is difficult to entrust comprehensive measures (to the NISC).”

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