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Japan to authorize cyber response to cyberattacks that cause serious damage to infrastructure

  • December 4, 2018
  • , Yomiuri
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Yomiuri front-paged a GOJ plan to stipulate the conditions under which the SDF would be allowed to initiate cyberattacks, noting that the SDF would be authorized to launch a counter cyberattack if the perpetrator of the original attack were clearly identified and the nation’s critical infrastructure such as utility and railway operations were seriously disrupted as a result of the attack. Anti-cyberattack operations would be permitted even in the absence of an attack by conventional weapons. The cabinet is expected to approve this policy in mid-December.    

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