Date : October 7, 2022
Importance of Enhancing Cybersecurity in the Indo-Pacific Region “Cybersecurity Week” (Briefer: METI and IPA)
post date : 2022.09.28
Recently, attention has been focused on cooperation in various fields in the Indo-Pacific region, including the QUAD (Quadrilateral Security Dialogue among Japan, the U.S., Australia, and India). In particular, there is a need to strengthen cooperation in this region regarding cybersecurity measures, considering that cyber incidents are increasing in Japan as well.
Since 2018, the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI) had hold cybersecurity exercises for the Indo-Pacific region under the cooperation with the U.S. government, in order to improve capacity of cybersecurity throughout the global supply chain.
Why is cybersecurity important? Is the Indo-Pacific region a key area for global supply chains? Mr. Okuda, Director of the Cybersecurity Division, METI, will explain the policy perspective on the above, and Mr. Hiroshi Sasaki, an expert in this field, Information-technology Promotion Agency, Japan (IPA) / Industrial Cyber Security Center of Excellence (ICSCoE) will also share his suggestions.
■Date: October 7th(Fri), 2022, 14:00-15:00 (Deadline for application: 10:00, October 6th)
■Theme: Importance of Enhancing Cybersecurity in the Indo-Pacific Region "Cybersecurity Week"
■Briefer: Mr. Shuji Okuda, Director of the Cybersecurity Division, METI
Mr. Hiroshi Sasaki, an expert in this field, Information-technology Promotion Agency,
Japan (IPA) / Industrial Cyber Security Center of Excellence (ICSCoE)
■Language: English with consecutive interpretation
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