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In Japan, industry and government converge on cybersecurity approach

December 15, 2017 |
Charlie Mitchell

A business group representing Japan's critical infrastructure sectors has submitted to the prime minister's office a cybersecurity plan based on “self-help” within the private sector, cooperation among companies and sectors, and, finally, assistance from government where needed.

“This is a shift -- previously industry supported government in a leading role,” Shinichi Yokohama, the top cybersecurity executive at Nippon Telegraph and Telephone, explained in a conversation with Inside Cybersecurity.

Now, he said, corporations are embracing the idea of an industry-driven approach...


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