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Japanese lawmakers are urgently preparing a new bill designed to allow the government’s information security agencies cut through the bureaucracy that is crippling their ability to deal with online threats. The proposed law would give the National Information Security Centre (NISC) and its Government Security Operation …


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  1. Chairo

    Sounds strange

    Only one attack every 30 seconds?

    That sounds way too low. I wonder how they count these attacks?!?

    1. Alan Brown Silver badge

      Re: Sounds strange

      They only count the ones they're told about by outsiders - and they go out of their way to make it hard to be told.

  2. amanfromMars 1 Silver badge

    Current Governments' Thinking is the Abiding Persistent Fault for Fixing.

    However, with Japanese government employees typically moved around to new roles and/or departments every few years, NISC still faces the challenge of how to keep cyber nous inside the agency.

    As in the UK, Japan faces a monumental shortage of info-security professionals which threatens to derail any on-going efforts to better protect critical systems from attack.

    A report back in October last year revealed that there’s a shortfall of 80,000 security pros at present, while 160,000 of the 265,000 currently employed in the industry need additional training.

    You may discover the default, that at such exalted levels of cyber security and virtual protection as are needed in governments to ensure the dominance of their proposals to initiate and launch policies and create novel realities, is for change to a different set of protocols for lead and significantly better and better led and more radical and revolutionary players/non state actors/spooky agents in charge of command and control.

    And until such times as governments start to realise they have no powers per se in cyber societies, because of their monumental failings offline with a right dodgy easily milked and bilked finance system, will they be always open to easy devastating attacks on their out dated systems of man management by those who and/or that which can, and choose to do.

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