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“Democratic nation unity even in cyber”: Taiwan emergency symposium

Noburu Okabe (Sankei Shimbun)

The US think tank “Boston Global Forum”, which is presided over by former Governor of Massachusetts Michael Dukakis , held an online international conference on the 1st of April 2022 about the cyber security of the Taiwan emergency due to Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, and democracy in cyber space. They agreed that the nation should unite and work together to deal with the attacks of authoritarian nations. About 30 experts from Japan and the United States participated in the conference. Former State Minister of Defense Yasuhide Nakayama said, “We should protect important infrastructure such as optical fiber for Internet communication.” Nobukatsu Kanehara , a former deputy director of the National Security Bureau, said that Japan, which will be at the forefront in the event of a Taiwan emergency, “is vulnerable because there is no control tower or government cloud. Cyber ​​security for Japan as a whole should be strengthened. Pointed out. He suggested that “it should monitor cyberspace from normal times to detect malware (illegal programs), urgently develop laws that can actively defend, create a government cloud with strict security, and work on centralizing digital information.”

Link: https://news.yahoo.co.jp/articles/6163e030c4bef1bd30fe35324c47f978bffb38ce