Cybersecurity: Preparing the Workforce

Date: March 2-3, 2017

This two-day conference jointly hosted by Keio University and Sasakawa USA in Tokyo explored the human talent component of Cybersecurity, focusing on education, training, and use cases while discussing exciting innovative technology and policy.

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Into the Gray Zone: Cybersecurity report rollout featured in the news

Categories: Cyber beat, In the News, Sasakawa USA Blog

U.S. policymakers are moving too slowly in dealing with the dynamic threat from cyberspace, Sasakawa USA’s Adm. Dennis Blair said October 31 at an event rolling out the publication of “Into the Gray Zone: The Private Sector and Active Defense against Cyber Threats.”

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It’s time to treat Bitcoin ransom as stolen goods

Author: William "Bud" Roth

Categories: Cyber beat, Sasakawa USA Blog

There has been a lot of legal debate about whether Bitcoin is a currency, a security, or a commodity. That judgement will ultimately determine whether Bitcoins used to pay ransom are treated as stolen money (fungible) or stolen goods (reclaimable). Law enforcement should treat Bitcoin as a commodity and, in doing so, the victims of ransomware who pay would have recourse against all future owners of the ransomed Bitcoins to reclaim them.

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Ethical hacker

What Do You Mean, “Ethical” Hacker?

Author: Graham Cadwell Dietz

Categories: Cyber beat, Sasakawa USA Blog

Ethical hackers are helpful, certified security professionals. Ethical hacking is an established security. Japan’s METI is smart to leverage it.

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