May 25, 2015

Government crafting new plan to fend off cyberthreats

The Administration on Monday unveiled a draft strategy to bolster the nation’s defense against potential cyberattacks, with Prime Minister Shinzo Abe noting that beefed-up cybersecurity is “indispensable” for the country’s growth. Speaking at a meeting of the nation’s cybersecurity headquarters at the prime minister’s ...

Apr 22, 2015

Major NATO cybersecurity drill to be held in Estonia

About 400 computer experts will participate in a major cybersecurity drill in Estonia this week as part of NATO’s efforts to upgrade its capability to counter potentially debilitating hacker attacks. Teams from 16 nations will take part in the Locked Shields 2015 exercise at ...

Jun 25, 2014

Kyushu Univ., Univ. of Maryland tie up on cybersecurity study

Kyushu University and the University of Maryland on Tuesday signed an accord to tie up on education and research in the area of cybersecurity aimed at jointly developing educational programs and fostering experts. It is the first time for universities of the two countries ...

Apr 28, 2014

Japan, EU planning cybersecurity summit

With China a suspected source of cyberattacks, Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and European Union leaders will agree at a summit in Brussels on May 7 to launch a dialogue to boost cybersecurity, according to a draft of a statement to be issued after the ...

New SDF unit shores up thinly protected cyberborders

| Apr 7, 2014

New SDF unit shores up thinly protected cyberborders

by Mizuho Aoki

Japan has embarked on an effort to improve cybersecurity as an ever-increasing number of sophisticated computer viruses threaten to endanger national security. On March 26, the Self-Defense Forces activated a cyberspace defense unit, the “saiba boeitai,” tasked with monitoring and responding to attacks on ...