U.S.-Japan Cooperation in Cybersecurity

The information technology revolution continues to transform the way people in the U.S. and Japan live their lives, the way businesses operate in both countries, and the way both countries protect their national security. The convenience, precision, and usefulness of information are dramatically improving as more personal, corporate, and government information and processes move to networks. However, with these improvements also come a dramatic increase in the vulnerability of information to theft and misuse. Malicious private citizens, criminal organizations, and hostile governments can now much more easily damage and inflict losses on American and Japanese citizens, businesses, governments, and defense forces.

Since 2015, Sasakawa USA has been working to strengthen the U.S.-Japan partnership in this important emerging field, with the goal of finding better ways for the two allies to cooperate in preserving the advantages that information technology gives us while making our networks more secure.

 

Events

Spotlight on Cybersecurity: Critical Infrastructure Protection, IoT, and U.S.–Japan Cooperation
May 17, 2016
The U.S. Commercial Service held a cybersecurity conference at Keio University in Tokyo, sponsored by Sasakawa USA and Keio University. The conference assembled Japanese and American leaders from industry, government, and academia to discuss challenges in cybersecurity in the coming years, as well as solutions to those challenges.

Supply Chains, Security, and Cyber Threats: Promoting U.S.-Japan Cooperation to Mitigate Risks and Improve Practices
March 9, 2016
Sasakawa USA and the Center for Responsible Enterprise And Trade (CREATe), in cooperation with the Japan Chamber of Commerce and Industry of New York (JCCI), hosted a special conference focused on managing the critical issues of security, cyber threats, and supply chains.

Cyber3 Conference Okinawa 2015
November 7-8, 2015
In support of the World Economic Forum’s 2015 Cyberconference in Okinawa, Sasakawa USA hosted a full-day of discussions on topics including preparing for the digital Olympics and developing legal and regulatory structure for security intrusions.

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