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The Big Chill: Don’t Let Cybersecurity Threats Slow Productivity & Economic Growth

Trust is an essential underpinning of life in the digital age. We trust our friends on Facebook not to share our private family photos. We trust our email clients and antivirus software to keep viruses and spam at bay. But for many people, the risks of using the internet are scary enough to curb their online activities. Earlier this year, the U.S. Department of Commerce’s National Telecommunications & Information Administration (NTIA) looked at the results of a survey by the U.S. Census Bureau in 2015. Out of 41,000 U.S. households, 19% reported security breaches, identity theft, or other malicious activity


What the G7 must do for internet growth and security

In 2014, researchers from the World Economic Forum and McKinsey & Company projected that as much as $21 trillion in global economic value creation would depend on the robustness of cyber-security over five to seven years. That’s as big as the entire U.S. economy. To discuss the future of the Internet and its risks, IT ministers from the G7 countries and the EU gathered for the first time in 20 years. The information and communications technology (ICT) summit in Takamatsu, Japan, was held against a background of major cyber-security dangers including threats to critical infrastructure and mobile devices as well


No assurance of security, even for company intranets

Zero trust may be the sole solution While visiting various parts of the United States in August, I came away with the impression that major changes had occurred in the ways society reacts to cyber security. Previously, such concerns had typically focused on the leaking of credit card numbers, and countermeasures that mainly involved halting use of cards with those numbers, and the issuing of new cards. A headache—to be sure—but one that involved damage that was manageable. More recently, however, troubles have involved a lot more than the simple theft of data. Now, information such as the content of


Japan’s Galapagos Syndrome

There’s been a constant stream of news recently related to artificial intelligence. The future is likely to be one in which robots play active roles in society—perhaps even relegating humans to insignificance. To prevent this from happening, it will be necessary for education to nurture creativity and imagination. At present, the approach used in exams in Japan typically resembles the equation “7+3=?” from which the answer can be derived . . . . In other countries, it’s more common in examinations to see questions such as “__ x __ = 24” that make students consider several possible answers. The difference


Top Abe Cybersecurity Adviser Says Japan Could Be Global Leader in Field

Author: Takashi Mochizuki Originally posted: The Wall Street Journal The Japanese government, working in tandem with the World Economic Forum, will host a two-day multinational dialogue on cybersecurity in November. William H. Saito, who is organizing the event in Okinawa, explained in an interview why the issue isn’t just for IT people and how Japan has a chance to become a global leader in the field. Mr. Saito, a California-born second-generation Japanese-American, is the top adviser to Prime Minister Shinzo Abe on cybersecurity. He recently became a senior official of Palo Alto Networks, a California-based network security provider. Below are

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