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IT Federation Establishes Cyber Security Committee

On November 26, 2019, the Federation of IT Organizations of Japan, the largest federation of IT-related organizations in Japan, established the "Cyber Security Committee" (Chairman: Masahiro Shimomura, Director of the Federation of IT Organizations of Japan) to promote cyber security measures.At the symposium held on the same day, Mr. Hasegawa said, "Threats in cyberspace are expanding and becoming more sophisticated.I hope we can work together to ensure safety and security.

With the development of information and communication technology, social and economic activities are becoming cloudy, mobile, and IoT, and data is being collected, analyzed, and utilized in various industries.The IT Federation established the committee to share many issues, such as the rapid increase in cyber-attacks, as a coalition of IT-related organizations, and to identify countermeasures that should be taken and improvements to existing initiatives.It is no exaggeration to say that this is a public-private organization that deals with information security from a global perspective while maintaining a close relationship with Interpol (International Criminal Police Organization).

The Cyber Security Committee plans to promote necessary measures through meetings for stakeholders involved in the cyber field to share information, seminars to encourage the implementation of cyber security exercises, and assessments of companies that are actively taking measures.The establishment of this committee by the IT Federation attracted the attention of the media, and was reported by various newspapers including the Nihon Keizai Shimbun electronic edition.

The IT Federation was launched in 2016.It is the largest federation of IT-related organizations in Japan, comprising 54 organizations nationwide, with approximately 5,000 corporate members and a total of 4 million employees.We actively propose the intentions and requests of the IT industry to the government, and promote IT education and IT human resource development, aiming to realize a world-class IT society.