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Date : July 4, 2019

Video report: Protecting Japan from Increasing Cyber Attacks—Current State of and Issues for Cybersecurity (Mr. Tomoo Yamauchi, NISC, Cabinet Secretariat, Government of Japan)

post date : 2019.07.05

On April 1, the National Center of Incident Readiness and Strategy for Cybersecurity (NISC) launched the Cybersecurity Council for public-private cooperation on sharing knowledge of different types of cyberattacks and methods to prevent them. To prepare for major events such as the 7th Tokyo International Conference of Africa's Development (TICAD) at the end of August, the Rugby World Cup beginning in September, and the 2020 Tokyo Olympics and Paralympics, measures are being rapidly introduced to protect important infrastructure such as the power grid and airports from cyberattacks.


The FPCJ invited Mr. Tomoo Yamauchi, Deputy Director-General of the NISC, to discuss the current state of Japan’s cybersecurity and future issues.



The briefing had a total of 26 participants, including journalists from China, France, Germany, Indonesia, South Korea and the UK.


  Material: Cybersecurity Strategy


- Theme: Protecting Japan from Increasing Cyber Attacks—Current State of and Issues for Cybersecurity 

- Briefer: Mr. Tomoo Yamauchi, Deputy Director-General, NISC, Cabinet Secretariat, Government of Japan

- Date: July 4 (Thurs), 2019, 14:00-15:30

- Language: Japanese (with consecutive English interpretation)

[Note]  In the Q&A session, answering the question about the amount of government cyber-security budget, Mr. Yamauchi said its about 80 billion yen, but to be more precise, the figure is about 73 billion yen. 

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