Japan, U.S. agree to beef up cybersecurity

National / Politics Oct 3, 2013

Japan, U.S. agree to beef up cybersecurity

Defense Minister Itsunori Onodera and U.S. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel confirmed Thursday in Tokyo their cooperation in fighting cyberattacks and handling tensions over the Senkaku Islands in the East China Sea. During their talks at the Defense Ministry, Onodera and Hagel also welcomed an agreement ...

Business / Tech Aug 22, 2013

Security contest for IT engineers kicks off in Yokohama

Japan's largest hacking contest, aimed at fostering engineers able to counter cyberattacks, began Thursday with a regional preliminary in Yokohama. SecCon 2013, organized by a nonprofit group and sponsored by the government, for the first time brought together university students and adult contestants who had ...

Editorials Jun 1, 2013

Japan's cyber security strategy

The government's efforts to adopt a cyber security strategy deserve praise as long as the constitutional protection of communications privacy is not undermined.