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Hitachi Develops New Algorithm for Early Detection of Cyberattack Threats; Will Bring to Market as "Hitachi Anomaly Detector"

– Will contribute to improving security of systems in critical infrastructure fields –
October  2,2017
New Energy and Industrial Technology Development Organization (NEDO)
Hitachi, Ltd.

Hitachi, Ltd. has succeeded in the development of an autonomous learning/detection algorithm capable of detecting cyberattack threats early on. The system is able to implement security measures even in control systems which contain multiple devices, which ordinarily makes it very challenging to introduce security measures. Going forward, Hitachi will verify the algorithm’s development and output, with plans to start offering it as a new product, the "Hitachi Anomaly Detector," sometime in December of this year. This will contribute greatly to improving the security of overall systems including structures and operations.

NEDO serves as the designated management entity of the Government of Japan’s Cabinet Office project that led to this development, "Cross-ministerial Strategic Innovation Promotion Program (SIP)/Ensuring Cyber-Security for Significant Infrastructure." This project aims to enhance the security of the control systems used in critical infrastructure fields, such as electricity, gas, waterworks, railway, aviation, and finance. Hitachi's system is an outcome based on research results from the first solicitation of the project.

For more information, please contact:

NEDO Internet of Things Promotion Department
Contact Persons: Fujino, Kojima, Ueno Tel: +81-44-520-5211­

Hitachi, Ltd. Security Business Division, Management Division, Business Management Department