How to prevent cyber threats in the Japan IT market?
Published 21 April 2021
Is your company ready to face tomorrow’s cyber risk?
With more advanced forms of cyber attacks, such as Advanced Persistent Threat (APT) on the rise in recent years, companies need to enhance their digital fortress to tackle the increasingly sophisticated threats factors.
However, Japan is laggard by the global standard in assessing cyber threats at any given moment. “The government’s situational awareness on threats that are unfolding now or about to happen in the future is so low that the decision-making on the necessary budget, human resources and overall institutional design is not in sync with reality,” an expert said in an interview with The Japan Times.
According to the same report, Japan does not have a legalised cybersecurity scheme, similar to the U.S. Cybersecurity & Infrastructure Security Agency. Many people may point to the Cabinet Secretariat’s National Center of Incident Readiness and Strategy for Cybersecurity (NISC), but it has only five missions, all of which are aimed at improving the cybersecurity of government agencies. Worse, protecting its own citizens is not listed in NISC’s mission, unlike those agencies in other countries. What Japan lacks is the will to address cybersecurity.
What should the companies do? Accenture highlights key measures for success in cyber resilience: stop more attacks, find and fix breaches faster, and reduce breach impact. They also identify the leaders and laggards in cyber resilience, concluding that leaders prioritize moving fast, choose turbocharging technologies, scale more. More importantly, they also train their staff more and collaborate more to increase the value of innovative technology.
However, how does the digital defence fortress in IT markets? With the emergence of cloud computing, how could businesses be better equipped so that they are ready to secure their networks from attackers? What characterizes an efficient IT security strategy?
To answer these questions, we turn to the experts. Tune in this week for W.Media’s panel discussion on “How to prevent cyber threats in the Japan IT market?”: Challenges & Solutions on April 21. We will hear from Dr Eiji Sasahara, Executive Director of CSA Japan Chapter and Takayuki Sugiura, Founder, Representative Director, Japan Hackers Association. The session will be moderated by, Leonard Ong, Region Information Security Officer, APAC, GE Healthcare Speakers.
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