The “Kyoto SME” was established and started operation on October 1, 2015, led by the Kyoto Police Headquarters, with the introduction of the “My Number System” to strengthen information security measures for SMEs in Kyoto. The Kyoto Information Industry Association (Kyojo) is headquartered by the President of Wataru Hasegawa of The Kyoto College of Graduate Studies for Informatics (KCGI) and Kyoto Computer Gakuin (KCG). KCGI participated.From the standpoint of industry and educational institutions, we will focus our efforts on preventing cyber-attacks, information leaks and outflows to local small and medium-sized enterprises.
The network is made up of "all Kyoto" members from industry, government and academia.The "Industry" category includes the Kyoto Chamber of Commerce and Industry, the Kyoto Federation of Small Business Associations, and Kyoto Sangyo 21; the "Government" category includes the Kyoto Prefectural Police, Kyoto Prefecture, and Kyoto City; and the "Academic" category includes KCGI and Kyoto University.
On this day, a press conference was held at the Kyoto Prefectural Industrial Support Center (located in the Kyoto Research Park in Shimogyo-ku, Kyoto City) to announce the establishment of the network, at which Mr. Hasegawa, President of the Kyoto Information Association, and other members of the network attended to explain the purpose of the establishment and future initiatives to the media.
The network has set up a consultation counter in the prefectural industrial support center and is accepting consultations on information security measures for small and medium-sized enterprises, information leaks and outflows, as well as holding educational seminars and training human resources.
The numbering system (My Number System), in which all citizens are assigned a personal number, will begin to be used in January 2016 with the aim of enabling the government to accurately grasp individual income levels and the actual status of pensions, medical care, and other benefits received by individuals in order to provide efficient social security benefits, simplify and improve the efficiency of administrative work, and prevent fraudulent receipt of public assistance and tax evasion.Prior to that, citizens and companies will be notified of their personal numbers from October of this year.It has been pointed out that this system always involves the risk of leakage of personal and corporate information because personal information is centrally managed by the national government, prefectures, and municipalities.