The National Police Agency has convened a meeting with cybercrime experts from various backgrounds in an attempt to deal with the evolving and complex world of online crime.
The NPA invited security specialists and experts in commercial anti-virus software to share information at a meeting on Friday, aimed at creating a strategy for fighting cybercrime, TV Asahi reported.
The agency has announced that it aims to create a new unit, consisting of consultants from a range of fields, dedicated to dealing with online crime, hacking and viruses.
The panel currently includes 20 specialists from the public sector, the private sector and higher education institutions. The members have been charged with drawing up a report containing recommendations for the creation of an anti-cybercrime organization by the end of the year.
According to the TV Asahi report, the NPA said the model for the proposed unit is the American National Cyber-Forensics & Training Alliance, a non-profit corporation that analyzes in real time information obtained from the FBI and anti-virus software developers.© Japan Today