Japan Names Russia, China As Possible Threats In Draft Cybersecurity Strategy

Russia is accused of organizing cyberattacks that are carried out to achieve political and military goals.

Kyodo news agency notes that these states are mentioned for the first time in this context. The document says that at present it is possible that the Chinese are stealing data from Japanese defence enterprises and other leading companies. As for Russia, it is accused of organizing cyberattacks that are carried out to achieve political and military goals.

“The cyber capabilities of China, Russia and North Korea are growing and strengthening. There are signs of cyber attacks aimed at stealing information. It is necessary to increase the priority of cybersecurity in terms of ensuring foreign policy and security. It is necessary to actively promote cooperation with the United States, Australia, India, as well as ASEAN countries. “, – the TV channel quotes excerpts from the project.

“It is necessary to strengthen measures in private companies, and in the event of a cyberattack, the state should use all the possibilities and means from prompt political measures,” said the secretary-general of the Japanese government Katsunobu Kato at the meeting.

According to data for 2019, the police recorded more than 4 thousand attempts of illegal entry into various computer networks and systems in Japan. In particular, large electrical corporations NEC and Mitsubishi Electric became victims of cybercriminals.

The new cybersecurity strategy is due for approval in the fall. To strengthen cybersecurity, Japan is ready to conduct exercises with the United States, create security standards for IT equipment and build up its defence against hackers.

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