METI to Hold “Symposium to discuss cyber security measures across the supply chain; Think about cyber security for DFFT (Data Free Flow with Trust) toward G20”
April 26, 2019
“Coping with digital economy” is one of the themes of the G20 Osaka Summit to be held in June. The importance of cybersecurity is particularly increasing recently, and the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI) will hold a symposium for global participants to discuss the issue from the perspectives of supply chains and IoT in Osaka, where the Summit is being held.
“Coping with digital economy” is one of the themes of the G20 Osaka Summit to be held in June 2019.
Recently, with the progress of IT utilization and the diffusion of IoT and AI, the economy is increasingly being digitalized, leading society towards a major change. At the same time, with this change, the threat of cyberattacks is constantly increasing.
Therefore, in order to realize a digital economy which ensure trust, it is necessary to reinforce cybersecurity measures which also incorporate regional businesses and SMEs. Ahead of the Osaka Summit, in the Joint Recommendations of the B20 Tokyo Summit held in March 2019, towards digital transformation, the creation of cybersecurity frameworks to manage risks by supply chains as a whole is being recommended.
Based on such an environment, METI cooperates with the Information-technology Promotion Agency to hold a symposium for global participants to discuss ensuring trust in supply chains and IoT with local businesses in Osaka, where the Summit is being held.
2. Outline of the symposium
(1) Date, time and venue
- Date and time: May 28 (Tue.), 2019; from 1:00 p.m. to 5:10 p.m.
- Venue: Knowledge Theater: 380 seats (429m2) Grand Front Osaka Tower C 4F, 3-minute walk from Osaka Station
(2) Hosted and supported by
- Hosted by: Information-technology Promotion Agency (IPA)
- Supported by: Kansai Cybersecurity Network (secretariat: Kansai Bureau of Economy Trade and Industry, Kinki Bureau of Telecommunications, General incorporated foundation Kansai Institute of Information Systems [KIIS])
- From 1:00 p.m. to 1:50 p.m.
Address by the host: Tatsuo Tomita, IPA Chairman
Address by the guest: Akimasa Ishikawa, Parliamentary Vice-Minister of Economy, Trade and Industry
Address by the guest: Sarah WOOTEN, Consulate-General of the United Kingdom in Osaka
Keynote lecture: Keita Nishiyama, Director-General, Commerce and Information Policy Bureau, METI
Keynote lecture: Matt Carling, Cyber Security Solutions Architect for ANZ, Cisco Systems, Inc., U.S.
- From 2:00 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Panel Discussion (1)
“How should SMEs participating in supply chains work with their approaches”
○ Moderator: Atsuo Inomata, Professor, Information Security Department, Osaka University
- Hirofumi Nakanishi, Representative Director, Chitose Industrial Co., Ltd.
- Hikohiro Y LIN, Product Security Global Strategy Office, Product Security Center, Panasonic Corporation
- Rusty Toth, Manager, Business Development, Mission Systems, Northrop Grumman Corporation
- Naoto Yokoyama, SMEs Support Group Leader, Planning Division, IT Security Center, IPA
- From 3:40 p.m. to 5:10 p.m.
Panel Discussion (2)
“How should we cope with the rapidly-increasing IoT security needs”
○ Moderator: Kazuhisa Uryu, Director General of IT Security Center, IPA
- Hideyasu Chikata, Senior Manager, IT Development Dept., Daikin Industries, Ltd.
- Mikiya Tani, General Manager, Security Research Laboratories, NEC Corporation (member company of Japan Electronics and Information Technology Industries Association)
- Stefan Kramer, First Counsellor at the Delegation of the European Union to Japan
- Keir Storrar, Second Secretary Political, British Embassy Tokyo
- Toshikazu Okuya, Director, Cybersecurity Division, Commerce and Information Policy Bureau, METI
3. Application for the symposium
Please refer to the website of the IPA for details on the participation method before applying.
Correction：On May 28, identity of the first guest speaker in “(3) Program” updated
Division in Charge
Cybersecurity Division, Commerce and Information Policy Bureau