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Working Group 1(Systems, Technologies and Standardization)under the Study Group for Industrial Cybersecurity to Hold Its First Meeting

The Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry(METI)decided to establish a working group 1 under the Study Group for Industrial Cybersecurity, which held its first meeting in December 2017. The working group 1 will aim to discuss strategies to integrally deploy policies related to systems, technologies and standardization to enhance cybersecurity for overall supply chains and will hold its first meeting on February 7(Wed.), 2018.

1. Background and purpose

In December 2017, METI established the Study Group for Industrial Cybersecurity to uncover challenges in cybersecurity that Japanese industries are facing and to promote related polices. At the meeting, the study group decided to establish three working groups for cybersecurity to discuss three issues, respectively: [i] strategies to integrally deploy policies related to systems, technologies and standardization, [ii] management, personnel and international strategies as a common base on which cybersecurity policies are entirely established, and [iii] strategies to improve the quality of cybersecurity and to create international players therein.

In response, the study group established the working group 1(systems, technologies and standardization), and the working group will hold its first meeting on February 7(Wed.), 2018.
At the meeting, the working group will consider international trends in this field and, based on this recognition, will start a series of discussions concerning a Framework for Cyber-Physical Security Measures. This framework will be composed by analysis of risk points underlying overall supply chains, streamlining methods of risk assessment, authorization and ascertaining, aiming to secure cybersecurity for overall supply chains so as to fortify the competitiveness of Japanese industries.

By the end of the FY2017, the working group will streamline the standard models for the framework applicable across types of industries. Based on the results, in FY2018, it will hold discussions concerning the details of the standard models, disseminate the discussion results to the related industrial fields, and advance discussions on field-based cybersecurity policies. In parallel with these efforts, the working group will advance efforts for specifying technologies for security measures and standards required to meet the cybersecurity policies.

2. Outline of the first meeting of the working group 1

Date and time:February 7(Wed.), 2018; from 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.

Venue:Shared Meeting Room 1111, 11th floor, METI Annex

Subjects:

  • Overseas trends in supply chain cybersecurity,
  • Overview of a framework for cyber-physical security measures, and other issues

Note:For the list of the members of the working group, see the Appendix attached to the Japanese language news release.

3. Prior registration of observers

If you wish to attend the meeting as an observer, visit the website below for prior registration.
(Closing date: 17:00, February 5(Mon.), 2018)
Please note that participants will be selected by lottery if the number of applicants exceeds the maximum capacity of the venue.

Visit here for prior registration for observers.

4. Documents distributed at the meeting

METI will make public the documents distributed at the first meeting on the website below after finishing the meeting.

Release date

February 2, 2018

Division in Charge

Cybersecurity Division, Commerce and Information Policy Bureau

Related website

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