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Tokyo plans cybersecurity hub to protect infrastructure during 2020 Olympics

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The government said Thursday it will create a new body to oversee the protection of crucial infrastructure from cyberattacks during the Tokyo Olympics and Paralympics in 2020. The cybersecurity response center will compile and share information with government agencies and companies that operate crucial infrastructure such as transportation and power…

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60% digital businesses to face service failures by 2020: Gartner

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Source: National Cyber Security – Produced By Gregory Evans

NEW DELHI: By 2020, 60 per cent of digital businesses will suffer major service failures due to the inability of IT security teams to manage digital risk, said a special report by market research firm Gartner . “Cyber security is a critical part of digital business with its broader external ecosystem and new challenges in […]

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App Forecast: ~100 Billion In Revenue By 2020

APPANNIE – Feb 15 – In 2016, the global mobile app market is projected to expand 24% to reach $51B in gross revenue across all app stores. Read More….

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Japan to train thousands on cyber-security ahead of 2020 Olympics

Source: National Cyber Security – Produced By Gregory Evans

According to local newspaper Nikkei, Japan’s Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications has put forward a set of cyber-security proposals in relations to the Games, and intends to request around 20 billion yen (£103 million) in government funding over the four years, starting from fiscal 2016. This funding will go towards training for local authorities, schools, SMEs and enterprises, with the ministry also overseeing drills to prepare for attacks linked to the Games, such as websites being hacked and ticket sale scams. There are also reportedly plans for red teaming exercises. The ministry, which did not respond to our request for comment, aims to create industry-wide forums so companies can share best practices and other knowledge in the realm of cyber-security in the run-up to the Olympics. One security expert, who played a key and senior role in securing the 2012 London Olympics, told SCMagazineUK.com that the games is probably being used ‘as a vehicle’ to reduce the much-publicised information security skills gap. The Nikkei report cites one study which claims that 160,000 of the 265,000 infosec personnel in the country lack the skills need for the job. “My reading of this is that it must be broader than just the […]

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