Cyber Defense Group from Wales Opens Japan Branch in Hiroshima
Cyber Hiroshima, the Japanese branch of the Welsh cyber defense group Cyber Wales, held a kickoff seminar on Thursday at a hotel in Hiroshima City. British experts gave presentations on the current state of cyber defense and how to protect against attacks. They also introduced Cyber Hiroshima's educational tools and programs.
About 50 people from the Hiroshima Prefectural Police and cyber defense companies attended the seminar to learn about the latest cyber defense techniques.
In his opening remarks, Cyber Hiroshima co-president Yasushi Nagasaka, the president of Hiroshima Institute of Technology, noted that cyber attacks are becoming increasingly frequent. He said that Cyber Hiroshima is committed to "raising awareness of cyber security and developing human resources, so that people can understand how to protect themselves from cyber attacks."
Helen Smith, the chief of mission at the British Embassy in Japan, also spoke at the event. She said that the United Kingdom and Japan share values and "want to be the closest partners in cyber security."
Richard Cymru, a representative of the Welsh government, also attended the seminar. He said that he believes Cyber Wales and Cyber Hiroshima can achieve great things by working together.
In the keynote address, Cyber Wales CEO John Davies spoke about "What is a Cyber Threat?" He gave examples of cybercrime prevention initiatives being implemented across the UK.
Cyber Hiroshima was founded to raise awareness of cyber security and develop human resources in regional areas of Japan. The organization plans to hold educational events and develop educational content.