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Invitation for Public Comments on the Draft of “the Cyber/Physical Security Framework“

Based on the discussions at the Working Group 1 under the Study Group for Industrial Cybersecurity established on December, 2017, Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI) has drafted “The Cyber/Physical Security Framework”, and invite public comments as the following.

1. Background and Purpose

METI established the Study Group for Industrial Cybersecurity in December 2017 in order to deal with cybersecurity issues. METI also launched the Working Group 1 (Systems, Technologies and Standardization) on February 7, 2018, under the Study Group and started discussions concerning "the Cyber/Physical Security Framework", which aims to ensure appropriate cybersecurity for the whole supply chain in “Society 5.0”.

In “Society5.0” (human-centered society) and “Connected Industries”, the processes for producing products and services (supply chain) will take atypical form due to various connections, which is different from the conventional stereotyped and linear one.

In the Working Group 1, we defined the “Society5.0” type supply chain as “Value Creation Process” and introduced a draft of “the Cyber/Physical Security Framework” for secured “Value Creation Process”.

We invite public comment on the draft in order to receive various opinions.

2. Subject on which comments are invited

The draft of “the Cyber/Physical Security Framework”

3. Due date

  • E-mail
  • Please send your comments before 24:00, May 28, 2018 (Japan Standard Time).
  • Post
  • Please send your comments by May 28, 2018 (Japan Standard Time).

4. Submission of comments

Please provide your comments in either Japanese or English.
Please specify headings in the draft to which your comments relate.
Please provide your name and affiliation (individuals, companies, or groups). In the case of companies or groups, include your department name and title. Please also provide your contact information (address, phone number, and e-mail address). Your comments should be submitted via one of the following methods:

  • E-mail
  • Send e-mail to the Cybersecurity Division, METIMail-Link
    Please use “The Security Framework Comments” in the subject line.
  • Post
  • Send your document to the attention of:

    Cybersecurity Division
    Commerce and Information Policy Bureau
    Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry
    1-3-1 Kasumigaseki
    Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo 100-8901, Japan

    On the outside of the envelope, please write Attention: The Security Framework Comments

5. Notes

  • Comment contents will be likely public. However, we will not disclose your name, affiliation and contact information to the public without your explicit consent.
  • Personal information included with your comments, such as your name and contact information, will be kept confidential and used only for administrative purpose such as contacting you when we have questions concerning your comments.
  • Not all comments will necessarily be adopted in the guide
  • We will not respond to individual comments.


Release date

May 2, 2018

Division in Charge

Cybersecurity Division, Commerce and Information Policy Bureau

Related website

Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry1-3-1 Kasumigaseki, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo 100-8901, Japan Tel: +81-(0)3-3501-1511
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