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Gov’t to increase budget for research on telecom equipment with “malicious functions”

  • May 23, 2019
  • , NHK, TBS
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NHK reported today that at a meeting of the Cybersecurity Strategy Headquarters this morning, the Japanese government decided to substantially increase its funding request for research on telecom equipment embedded with malicious functions, such as intentional vulnerability to cyberattacks, in the FY2020 budget in view of the U.S. Commerce Department’s ban on Huawei and 68 affiliated companies, including Japanese ones. The government will also strengthen the system for information sharing between the government and private cybersecurity companies and revise the guidelines for major infrastructure operators, asking them to store vital data on servers in Japan and put in place robust backup systems to prevent data loss due to disasters and other events. TBS also filed a report on the revision of the cybersecurity guidelines.

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