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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.

1. Background

“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

(2) Hosted and supported by

(3) Program

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

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