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Japan plans to improve “self-sufficiency ratio” of cybersecurity experts

  • May 28, 2020
  • , Yomiuri , p. 9
  • JMH Translation

The government will build a system as early as within the next fiscal year to share information with private companies to foster cybersecurity specialists.


Japan is heavily dependent on foreign companies in the cyber area. This is a matter of growing concern from the standpoint of security. The government will accelerate efforts to improve the “self-sufficiency ratio” of cybersecurity specialists.


An expert committee of the Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications (MIC), which comprises telecommunications operators and others, will release a draft proposal on May 28. Specifically, the government will share the information about cyberattack methods and other issues collected by the National Institute of Information and Communications Technology (NICT), over which MIC has jurisdiction, with private companies and research institutions in a bid to develop technologies in Japan. (Abridged)



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