The Japanese government plans to support the cybersecurity measures of small and mid-sized companies. It will send cybersecurity experts to companies that have adopted telework amidst the new coronavirus outbreak, and inspect the companies’ measures to make sure they are sufficient. The government will also promote measures against possible problems with the installation of monitoring equipment and other matters.
The government will deploy registered information security specialists, who number 19,000 nationwide, to examine the companies’ cybersecurity measures. These specialists are registered under a state qualification that was newly established in 2016. Their role is to survey, analyze, and guide the cybersecurity measures of government organizations and companies.
For a limited time, the government will conduct consultations regarding cyberattack damages and monitoring equipment to determine whether organizations have come under cyberattacks. It will promote measures such as insurance against damages and dispatch of personnel to mitigate cyberattack damages.
These efforts will be implemented through the Information-technology Promotion Agency.