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Japan's Response to Cyber Threats: Mega Events and Beyond

September 11, 2019 4:30 pm - 6:00 pm

The Japanese cybersecurity landscape is facing “mega” upcoming events such as the Tokyo 2020 Olympic and Paralympic games. Recent events such as the 2018 PyeongChang Olympics demonstrated how cyber attacks can detrimentally affect major operations, and that mega events are attractive targets for adversaries who want to disrupt the games. Cyber-attacks can impact not only websites but also critical infrastructure necessary for its secure operation. Therefore, the success of these events depends on having capable, advanced technology for the upcoming events such as the Tokyo games. This seminar will review trends and the landscape of Japanese cybersecurity for the upcoming mega events and beyond.

Dr. Motohiro Tsuchiya is a professor of the Graduate School of Media and Governance at Keio University in Japan and Deputy Director at Keio Global Research Institute (KGRI). He was a professor at the Center for Global Communications (GLOCOM), International University of Japan. He was also a member of the Council on Security and Defense Capabilities at Prime Minister's Office and was engaged in drafting the 2018 National Defense Program Guidelines of the Japanese government. He authored Cyber Terror in 2012, Cyber Security and International Relations in 2015, and has co-authored more than 30 books including Cybersecurity: Public Sector Threats and Responses and Information Governance in Japan: Towards a New Comparative Paradigm.

Dr. Dai Mochinaga is a Senior Researcher at Keio Research Institute at SFC and was a researcher at Mitsubishi Research Institute for 10 years. As a consultant for Japanese government, he contributed to cyber security policy development including technology development, critical infrastructure protection, and government standards. He has been engaged in the research of measurement analysis of networked systems, network security, and international security. His book, Rulers of Cyberspace: Power across Borders, describes controlling factors of cyberspace and the US-Europe-China power transition.

Location: Room 806, 1619 Massachusetts Avenue NW