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 ...

Bankrupt Bitcoin exchange looks into criminal complaint

Mar 3, 2014

Bankrupt Bitcoin exchange looks into criminal complaint

The Tokyo bitcoin exchange that filed for bankruptcy protection blamed theft through hacking for its losses Monday, and said it was looking into a criminal complaint. In an announcement posted on the Mt. Gox exchange’s website, CEO Mark Karpeles outlined the events that resulted ...