METI will Hold Cyber Security Drills in the Areas of Electricity, Gas, Buildings and Chemicals-Practical Drills Using a Simulated System-
In recent years, many fundamental infrastructures and control systems in factory plants have been globally affected by cyber attacks aimed at shutting off their operation or at their destruction. To enhance measures against such attacks, the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI) will hold cyber security drills in the four fields, namely, electricity, gas, buildings and chemicals. With cooperation from private organizations, the drills will examine issues in possible incidents* that may occur during operation by using a simulated system of drills.
*Note: The term “incident” refers to a phenomenon or symptom that threatens the security of information management or system operation, such as a viral infection, unauthorized access, or shutdown of a facility.
1. Schedule and private organizations expected to attend the drills
- March 6 (Thurs), 2014
- Tohoku Tagajo Headquarters (TTHQ), Control System Security Center (CSSC)
Expected organizations: Industry organizations, research institutes, electricity utilities, control system vendors, and other organizations
- January 21 (Tue) and February 24 (Mon), 2014
- TTHQ, CSSC
Expected organizations: Industry organizations, gas utilities, control system vendors, and other organizations
- January 29 (Wed), 2014
- TTHQ, CSSC
Expected organizations: Building operators, research institutes, and other organizations
- March 4 (Tue), 2014
- TTHQ, CSSC
Expected organizations: Industry organizations, businesses involved in the chemical industry, control system vendors, and other organizations
Note: Applications from the public are not accepted. For inquiries regarding press coverage, please contact the CSSC. Taking photos for press coverage is permitted during the opening remarks and demonstration of the drills (scheduled for a minimum of 70 minutes in total). Please note that reporting on drills as a whole is not permitted.
2. Control System Security Center (CSSC)
Control System Security Center (CSSC) is a technology research association. It implements research and development that contribute to formulating countermeasures against cyber attacks to control systems of fundamental infrastructures that support people’s living, such as power and gas plants, as well as to ensuring the security of such systems.
January 17, 2014
Division in Charge
Office for IT Security Policy, Commerce and Information Policy Bureau