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Gov’t to strengthen cybersecurity defenses before 2020 Tokyo Olympics

(Nikkei: July 7, 2015, Evening edition – Top play)    The government is set to bolster security against cyberattacks through the development of new technology and personnel savvy about information security, with a particular eye toward the 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games.    The Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications will develop technology capable of monitoring and analyzing networks and devices….Read more

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Government to enhance cyber defense technology for Tokyo Olympic

(Nikkei: June 19, 2015 – p.4)    The government decided on a policy on June 18 in a meeting of Council for Science, Technology and Innovation to enhance the development of the cyber security technology. By developing a new system by 2020, the year of the Tokyo Olympics, the government will prepare for cyber terrorism. Cyber security will be added….Read more

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Gov’t eyes turning cybersecurity industry into a new growth engine

(Mainichi: June 17, 2015 – p. 1)    The government calls for turning the cybersecurity industry into a new growth engine, an outline of a new economic growth blueprint says.    Many public and private organizations are vulnerable to cyberattacks, as they are not well-equipped to protect themselves from hackers. Cyber-threats will increase further, as home appliances, cars, and various….Read more

  • 2015-06-17 15:00:00
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Japan can exercise collective self-defense if U.S. comes under cyberattack: Gov’t stance

(Asahi: June 11, 2015 – p. 4)    Japan can exercise the right to collective self-defense if the U.S. comes under a cyberattack, the government said in a written statement presented to a meeting of the Democratic Party of Japan on June 9.    This is the first time that the government has expressed the position that Japan can use….Read more

  • 2015-06-11 15:00:00
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NTT to increase human resources for countering cyberattacks

(Asahi: June 11, 2015 – p.8)    NTT is trying to increase human resources for countering cyberattacks. President Hiroo Unoura said in a June 10 interview with the Asahi Shimbun that the company will quadruple the current number of specialists to 10,000 by 2020, the year of the Tokyo Olympics. The company will generously remunerate top personnel.    There is….Read more

  • 2015-06-11 15:00:00
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Viruses used in cyberattack on Japan Pension Service written in Chinese font

(Sankei: June 4, 2015 – p. 1)    It was learned from an informed source on June 3 that the viruses that infected the Japan Pension Service’s (JPS) computer system were written in a Chinese font. This incident of unauthorized access to data using e-mails with viruses attached resulted in the theft of personal information of about 1.25 million pension….Read more

  • 2015-06-04 15:00:00
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Japan, U.S. issue joint statement on cyber defense cooperation

(Nikkei: May 31, 2015 – p. 2)    By Yukio Tajima in Singapore    Defense Minister Gen Nakatani and U.S. Secretary of Defense Ashton Carter met on May 30, after which they issued a joint statement on strengthening Japan-U.S. defense cooperation in dealing with cyberattacks. When there occurs a cyberattack threatening national security such as one against Self-Defense Forces or….Read more

  • 2015-06-01 15:00:00
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Differences between Japan and U.S. make cyber a blind spot in security legislation

(Sankei: May 21, 2015 – p. 5)    In a foreign and defense vice-minister level meeting between Japan and the U.S. held in 2012, the U.S. side asked if Air Self-Defense Force’s radar can watch space.    China conducted in 2007 a test to destroy a satellite by a ballistic missile, which resulted in scattering 3,000 pieces of debris in….Read more

  • 2015-05-22 15:00:00
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Japan, Southeast Asia to join hands in fighting cybercrime

(Nikkei: March 23, 2015 – p. 2)    Japan plans to work with Southeast Asian countries to enhance awareness of cybercrime and foster cyber security personnel as part of efforts to deepen its partnership with the 10-member regional group to combat cybercrime. The plan includes providing other countries with a commercial produced by a related organization in Japan to raise….Read more

  • 2015-03-25 15:00:00
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Number of cyber attacks detected in Japan doubles to 25.6 billion in 2014

(Tokyo Shimbun: February 18, 2015 – p. 3)    The number of cyber attacks on government, companies, and other organizations detected in Japan doubled in 2014 from about 12.88 million in 2013 to a record 25.66 billion, the National Institute of Information and Communications Technology (NICT) said on Feb. 17. The sharp increase indicates the increase in attacks in cyberspace.….Read more

  • 2015-02-18 15:00:00
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