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Japan considers creating new defense body for fighting cyberattacks

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After reading several comments above, I thought Japan was advanced in this subject but beyond my knowledge is still considering a process to go. Based on the urgent need is too late. Anyway gambate

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It's going to take some time to bring online Japanese Native Cyber Security individuals.

However, in the meantime hiring Foreign Cyber Security Specialists may be important.

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As long as it does better than last time:

https://www.theguardian.com/world/2018/nov/15/japan-cyber-security-ministernever-used-computer-yoshitaka-sakurada

Right now Japan is already hopelessly late in cybersecurity matters, but things could be worse, it could be late and in hands of people without competence on the matter.

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TrevorPeaceToday  07:19 am JST

Talk about behind the times!

They'd better get on the ball. Look what happened to the USA in November 2016, thanks to Russia and traitors within. And Chinese cyberpunks have been trying to steal trade/industrial secrets too. And Japan being in the Far East may be even more vulnerable to the CCP's cyber shenanigans.

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Japan considers creating....

but it's just talk. as usual.

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Yep the Russians (Chinese) will use any ruse to destabilise democracy, and claim it wasn’t us! We decry their firewalls, actually we should be locking them out.

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Yesterday, the European Parliament declared Russia a state of terrorism. Immediately, its computer system was attacked by very professional Russian hackers causing a DOS to happen.

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a bit too late as usual?but yes still better than never...

wondering when will make something against so called social network sites and perverts as numbers of crimes are alarming...?

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80yo ? That’s way too young, you don’t want some whipper snapper in charge of this. You need experience in making money disappear, 80yo that’s funny.

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Let me guess, some 80-year-old ojiisan will be in charge of it?

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im sure a government panel has recommended the use of electronic type writers, only if the operators have been certified to use them. What is this inter web of which people speak of?

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Most people here don't seem to care about cyber security as long as they at least have one. Our company opted to end their contract with a well known cyber security company with a high reputation for a cheaper alternative that supposedly is the same, but I did my research and it seems to be quite the downgrade.

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Just don't staff it with oyajis, bureaucrats and ex-cops who have never used a PC, handled USB stick, and think that fax machines are hi-tech!"

Well, thats it then...its never getting off the ground.

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Secrecy of communication ensured under the Constitution.

Really? The police and government cannot tap into phone and internet connections, cannot demand information from ISPs, cannot and do not? I find this hard to believe.

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New organisation, more bureaucracy, yet more taxes?

NO!

Get the police to do it themselves and if they don't have anyone with enough between the ears to do it, get rid of some dead wood and hire some who do.

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don't trust SDF, police to do this. Most are not the smartest cookies in the jar.

round up all these young geeky nerds who spend 6-8 hours a day playing online games, put them in training camps and utilize their skills. They don’t know what a fax is or a floppy disc. Push them in the right direction and we will be protected.

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The government seeks to arrange in fiscal 2024 a new security budget covering the envisioned body, which expands on the role of the existing National Center of Incident Readiness and Strategy for Cybersecurity, or NISC, they said.

2024???

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wanderlustToday  07:10 am JST

Just don't staff it with oyajis, bureaucrats and ex-cops who have never used a PC, handled USB stick, and think that fax machines are hi-tech!

shhh, chances are those kind of people will fill in the top brass and will try to fix cyber problems with a hammer. I remember a coworker telling a story when he attended a meeting of a Tokyo-based tech company. He said that the presenters were still using acetate and overhead projectors in the 2010s. If I could have it my way, I would hire former hackers, computer otaku and IT specialists to fill in this agency.

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I’m pretty sure this is the third time over the last two years I’ve read about a new cyber defence unit being created?

You’re not the only one. Last time was only a couple of months ago. Maybe there’s something different about this one?

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Japan has seen a rise in cyberattacks causing information leakage and ransomware attacks in recent years.

For far too long Japan, not just the government, but private corporations, businesses, schools, everywhere, thought themselves immune from hackers.

It seemed to me partly due to arrogance, and believing their "language" made them immune. Also seemed to me that it was from ignorance and lack of education and practical common sense as well. "Oh it's ok, no one would hack us!" The extension of the "heiwa boke".

I see it daily in the company I work for, people leaving private and sensitive information on computers and networks that are used by literally hundreds of people over the course of any given year, and never caring or thinking that anyone would abuse the information. I have seen people download all their pictures from their i-phones, on same computers, because they didnt have enough space left on their phones, so they figured it would be ok to download everything. Some of them even had pictures of them in love hotels, doing what people do there. They literally didnt understand that that information was now in the public domain.

Sure there are some that take it seriously, but sadly far too many dont seem to care enough.

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Instead of consider, ‘do’ would be a much more applicable verb.

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I’m pretty sure this is the third time over the last two years I’ve read about a new cyber defence unit being created?

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that "unauthorized creation and sharing of confidential digital information" was a crime.

That's only first light charge, later they might charge him with fraud once they have really substantial case against him. Of course they'll do it with long solitary confinement and days of interrogation.

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Talk about behind the times!

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there is a view that it would infringe upon the secrecy of communication ensured under the Constitution.

And yet, only yesterday, we found, for the man arrested for taking company recruitment tests online for others, that "unauthorized creation and sharing of confidential digital information" was a crime.

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Just don't staff it with oyajis, bureaucrats and ex-cops who have never used a PC, handled USB stick, and think that fax machines are hi-tech!

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