Cybersecurity and smart grids: report on the Twelfth U.S.-Japan Critical Infrastructure Protection Forum

This report compiles the results of the second day of the Twelfth U.S.-Japan Critical Infrastructure Protection Forum. The event brought together experts from the private power and cybersecurity industries, consultants, researchers, and government regulators from both the United States and Japan to discuss cybersecurity threats to smart grids and opportunities for bilateral cooperation in addressing those threats.

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WannaCry’s lesson for the U.S.-Japan alliance

Author: Dennis Blair, Bud Roth

Categories: In the News

The WannaCry ransomware attacks remind us that malicious malware crosses borders without pause and has the potential to cause serious harm to friend and foe alike. The U.S and Japan need to take steps beyond information exchange and develop a list of actionable items for collaborating on reducing vulnerabilities and responding to incidents.

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Improving Cybersecurity Cooperation between the Governments of the United States and Japan

Author: Linton Wells II, Motohiro Tsuchiya, and Riley Repko

Cybersecurity is becoming more important to the economic, security, and social well-being of both the United States and Japan. Sasakawa USA therefore commissioned this paper to examine ways to improve cybersecurity cooperation between the two nations.

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Into the Gray Zone: The Private Sector and Active Defense against Cyber Threats

Author: Center for Cyber & Homeland Security

Categories: Cybersecurity

A new report from the GW Center for Cyber and Homeland Security offers the most comprehensive assessment to date of the legal, policy and technological contexts that surround private sector cybersecurity and active defense measures to improve U.S. responses to evolving threats. The report draws on knowledge from a task force co-chaired by Sasakawa USA Chairman and CEO Adm. Dennis Blair and other experts in the public and private sectors who are thought leaders in technology, security, privacy, law and business.

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The global threat that went undiscussed at the G20 Summit

Author: Admiral Dennis Blair

Categories: In the News

What was not officially discussed at this year’s G20 but should have been front and center throughout the summit was the increasingly dangerous threats against every nation in the civilized world posed by cyber crime and cyber warfare. The issue with potentially the most damage to the globe was barely discussed, aside from an unscheduled meeting between Presidents Barack Obama and Vladimir Putin, of Russia, where cyber capacities were briefly mentioned.

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