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  • Reports of Status of the Occurrence of Acts of Unauthorized Computer Access, and Progress of Research and Development on Technology relating to Access Control Features Are Compiled

Reports of Status of the Occurrence of Acts of Unauthorized Computer Access, and Progress of Research and Development on Technology relating to Access Control Features Are Compiled

The National Public Safety Commission (NPSC), the Ministry of Internal Affairs and Telecommunications (MIC), and the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI) compiled reports both on the status of the occurrence of acts of unauthorized computer access, and the progress of research and development on technology relating to access control features.

1. Status of the occurrence of acts of unauthorized computer access

The Commission and Ministries have compiled a report on the status of the occurrence of acts of unauthorized computer access that occurred during the period from January 1 through December 31, 2017. For the report of the status of the occurrence of acts of unauthorized computer access, see the Appendix 1 attached to the Japanese language press release.

2. Progress of research and development on technology relating to access control features

The Commission and Ministries have publicized both the progress of research and development on technology relating to access control features within the jurisdiction of at least one of the authorities – NPSC, MIC, and METI – and the progress of such research and development conducted by entities including private companies which have carried out surveys and calls for information for such research and development. For the report of the progress of research and development on technology relating to access control features, see the Appendix 2 attached to the Japanese language press release.

[Reference] Unauthorized Computer Access Act (extract)

Article 10 (1): To help protect Specified Computers with an Access Control Feature from acts of unauthorized computer access, the National Public Safety Commission, Minister for Internal Affairs and Telecommunications, and Minister of Economy, Trade and Industry are to publicize the status of the occurrence of acts of unauthorized computer access and progress of research and development on technology relating to Access Control Features at least once a year.

(2) and (3): (Omitted)

Release date

March 22, 2018

Division in Charge

Cybersecurity Division, Commerce and Information Policy Bureau

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