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NEDO Held "Cross-Ministerial Strategic Innovation Promotion Program (SIP) and Cybersecurity for Critical Infrastructure Symposium 2017"

October 23, 2017

On October 13, NEDO, along with the Cabinet Office of the Government of Japan, co-hosted the "Cross-Ministerial Strategic Innovation Promotion Program (SIP) and Cybersecurity for Critical Infrastructure Symposium 2017."

The SIP aims to promote the introduction of cybersecurity for critical infrastructure such as telecommunications, broadcasting, energy and transportation, which will support the foundation of society and industry in the future. At this third symposium, NEDO gave lectures and showcased posters and prototypes, including an anomaly detection system that could minimize losses caused by various security incidents such as cyberattacks. The showcase provided participants from infrastructure companies with an opportunity for a useful exchange of views.

At the symposium, guest speakers Managing Executive Officer of Tokyo Electric Power Company Holdings, Inc. Tomomichi Seki, and Head, Cybersecurity Integration at Nippon Telegraph and Telephone Corporation Shinichi Yokohama gave lectures on the cybersecurity efforts through 2020, as well as touching on the expectations for Japan from the perspective of global trends.

Approximately 300 people participated in the symposium. The symposium gathered together various perspectives, and generated significant interest regarding the importance of cybersecurity technology for critical infrastructure and exit strategies for commercial development among the participants.

  • Managing Executive Officer of Tokyo Electric Power Company Holdings, Inc. Tomomichi Seki giving his speech at the symposium
    Managing Executive Officer of Tokyo Electric Power Company Holdings, Inc. Tomomichi Seki giving his speech
  • Head of Cybersecurity Integration at Nippon Telegraph and Telephone Corporation Shinichi Yokohama giving his speech giving his speech at the symposium
    Head, Cybersecurity Integration at Nippon Telegraph and Telephone Corporation Shinichi Yokohama giving his speech
  • Many visitors at the poster presentation
    The poster presentation