Japanese Cross-Sector Industry Forum Is Shaping Cybersecurity Talent Development Strategy

By Mihoko Matsubara

As cyber threats become more complicated and the world struggles with an acute shortage of cybersecurity manpower, global collaboration is crucial for cybersecurity. Yet, it is also imperative to understand difference in business culture to move cooperation forward smoothly. Despite the fact that Japan has the third largest economy in the world, English-language research and media articles detailing its advances in cybersecurity are few and far between.

Japan has been accelerating its cybersecurity efforts since 2013, when Tokyo was selected to host the 2020 Summer Olympic and Paralympic Games. The selection prompted Japanese industry to strengthen its cybersecurity capabilities and increase cybersecurity manpower to mitigate any potential reputation risks and preserve national pride.

 

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