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METI to Hold First Meeting of Working Group 2 - Management, Personnel and International Strategies Notification of a meeting under the Study Group for Industrial Cybersecurity

The Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI) decided to establish a new working group under the Study Group for Industrial Cybersecurity, which held its first meeting in December 2017. The working group, called “Working Group 2,” will aim to discuss measures for: raising awareness of cybersecurity among management, developing a variety of personnel responsible for cybersecurity, and developing international cooperation foundations in the field of cybersecurity. It will hold its first meeting on March 16 (Fri.), 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, each one targeting a specific cybersecurity issue: [ⅰ]strategies to integrally deploy policies related to systems, technologies and standardization, [ⅱ] management, personnel and international strategies as a common base on which entire cybersecurity policies , and [ⅲ] strategies to improve the quality of cybersecurity and to create new, international cybersecurity players.

In response, METI established Working Group 2 (management, personnel and international strategies), and the working group will hold its first meeting on March 16 (Fri.), 2018.

Based on the future directions of the policies organized by the study group, the working group will hold discussions on the measures for raising awareness of cybersecurity among management, development of a variety of personnel responsible for cybersecurity, and development of international cooperation foundations in the field of cybersecurity, as a common base on which cybersecurity policies are comprehensively established.

2. Outline of the first meeting of Working Group 2

Date and time:
March 16 (Fri.), 2018; from 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.
Venue:
Shared Meeting Room 1, 17th floor, METI Main Building
Subjects:
  • Approaches to proceedings of Working Group 2 under the study group;
  • Raising awareness of cybersecurity among management;
  • Development of a variety of personnel responsible for cybersecurity;
  • Study of measures for development of international cooperation foundations in the field of cybersecurity; etc.

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

3. Prior registration for observers

If you wish to attend the meeting as an observer, visit this link for registration (in Japanese).
(Closing date: By the end of March 14 (Fri.), 2018)

Please note that participants will be selected by lottery if the number of applicants exceeds the maximum capacity of the venue.

4. Documents distributed at the meeting

METI will make public the documents distributed at meetings on the website below after the meeting has ended.

Release date

March 13, 2018

Division in Charge

Cybersecurity Division, Commerce and Information Policy Bureau

Related website

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