Information and communication technology (ICT) has grown and developed dramatically coming into the 21st century, is penetrating society deeply with a variety of daily, social and economic activities becoming heavily dependent on ICT. Against this background, threats to information security have become increasingly sophisticated and complicated, and is a serious issue in today’s society. A competition throughout the globe is in progress to apply ICT to industry as a whole using IoT (Internet of Things), to increase industrial competitiveness. A key issue will be ensuring IoT security when information is being exchanged between various devices.
Countermeasures have generally been implemented through network operators, due to the majority of security threats being caused by attacks through networks.
However, as the ICT environment becomes more developed and complicated, a wider range of collaboration will become necessary for improvement in the level of countermeasures against information security threats. And so, we have collaborated with a wide variety of corporations and associations involved in ICT, and founded “ICT-ISAC” with the purpose of contributing to the formation of a safe ICT society.
“ICT-ISAC” will operate on a basis of collaborating with business operators from a wide range of fields including ISP, such as telecommunications carriers, broadcasters, software vendors, information providing service operators, and information-related equipment manufacturing operators, in order to ensure network security. A diverse group of operators will share information regarding the collection and analysis of information and countermeasures, and will counter threats as a collaborative and concerted organization, transcending the boundaries of the industry. It is our sincere desire that “ICT-ISAC” will enhance the safe ICT environment by standing up against the ever-changing threats to information security, and by doing so, contribute to the further development of an advanced ICT society in Japan.
We would like to express our sincere gratitude to all those involved for your continued support, loyal patronage and guidance.
President of ICT-ISAC Japan
June 21, 2016
|Organization Name||ICT-ISAC Japan|
|Establishment||Mar 9, 2016|
|Address||Sakura Building 8F, 2-5-5 Toranomon, Minato-ku, Tokyo 105-0001, JAPAN|
|President||Tadao SAITO (Professor Emeritus, The University of Tokyo)|
|Executive Board Members||
|Auditor||Keiji TANAKA (KDDI CORPORATION)|
|Executive Advisor||Koji NAKAO|
|General Assembly Delegates||
Working Groups / Special interest Group Activities
Established July 2005 Responsible company NTT Communications Activities Sharing of routing information among ISP's, and rapid response at the time of abnormal routing. Operating 'Keiro-Bugyo (route magistrate) System'.
Established April 2007 Responsible company NTT Communications Activities Information exchange for operational quality improvement of internet access network service, share of best practices, and exchange of ideas with experts
Society of Network Abuse Response-WG (SoNAR-WG)
Established December 2007 Activities Information sharing related to tackling fraud/illegal activities using network. Developing framework to suppress the expansion of the incident.
Cyber Attack Defense Exercise-WG (CAE-WG)
Established May 2009 Responsible company OPTAGE Activities Planning and carrying out exercises assuming the outbreak of cyber attacks, expecting telecom operator's participation.
Established October 2011 Responsible company Internet Initiative Japan Activities Study of rapid response to DoS attacks and useful mechanisms of cooperative actions among multiple operators. Aiming for prediction of domestic DoS attacks, early detection, and quick/appropriate response.
Established July 2013 Activities Promoting practical use of measures derived from ACTIVE (Advanced Cyber Threats response InitiatiVE) project. Aiming to achieve safer and securer Internet by preventing malware infection and promoting malware disinfection.
Established December 2013 Responsible company NTT Communications Activities Organized the business of telecom business entities and handled legal matter pertaining to secrecy of communication
Established September 2013 Facilitator ICT-ISAC Secretariat Activities Examine the requirements that public Wifi and services must provide from the point of view of information security, and conduct continuous public awareness activities and necessary efforts to realize those goals.
Investigating Vulnerability -Network device- WG
Established May 2013 Responsible company NTT Communications Activities Conducted survey to have a comprehensive grasp of vulnerabilities in domestic IP connected netowork devices
Established August 2016 Responsible company NTT Communications Activities Drive forward efforts to address IoT-security-related issues inevitable for ICT-ISAC, through activities such as investigation, consideration of countermeasures, collaboration with other WGs of ICT-ISAC (including reorganization of the secrecy of communications), and cooperation with governmental measures.
Cyber Attack Measures for Broadcast Facilities-WG
Established October 2016 Responsible company TV TOKYO Corporation Activities Formulate the “Broadcast Cyber Defense Guideline” (BCDG) as an indicator when installing broadcast facilities, and saturate the broadcasting site with it, for strengthening broadcast facilities' security in preparation for the coming of the 2020 Olympics and Paralympics.
Investigating Vulnerability -IoT devices- WG
Established October 2016 Responsible company NTT Communications Activities Research vulnerable IoT machinery within Japan, and based on those results, consider the direction in which ICT-ISAC should act regarding IoT security.
Consideration of Security Vendor Issues-WG
Established November 2016 Responsible company NRI Secure Technologies Activities Achieve mutual understanding between companies, and consider issues for individual companies as well as the industry as a whole. Discuss the way in which the sharing of information such as security topics are managed.
Established November 2016 Responsible company Hitachi Activities Consider comprehensive actions regarding the sharing of information, such as international cooperation, cooperation between ISACs, and the utilization of information within ICT-ISAC, and more.
Promoting Exchange Activities WG
Established November 2016 Responsible company NEC Activities For ICT-ISAC members, raise awareness of know-how and information, accelerate mutual understanding of WGs, and push forward sharing information among members. And also externally promote events to appeal the presence of ICT-ISAC.
Consideration of Device Vulnerability Handling WG
Established January 2017 Responsible company FUJITSU Activities Discuss, with a focus on all devices used in the IoT era, the handling of security incursion risks (vulnerabilities) in various types of software not limited to general-purpose software, firmware, and programs embedded in hardware as well as the procedures for externally publishing their findings.
Established September 2018 Responsible company KDDI Activities Conduct operational design and discussions to smoothly promote operation of the certified association, which has been stipulated in the Telecommunications Business Act revised in 2018 aiming to protect the IoT security and as which ICT-ISAC was certified in January, 2019.
Established March 2019 Responsible company NTT Communications Activities With ICT-ISAC's participation as a member of the Cybersecurity Council established by NISC, share information with the council and promote information sharing among ISAC members.
Special interest Groups
Established December 2013 Responsible company NIPPON TELEGRAPH AND TELEPHONE Activities Maintain the effectiveness of information sharing and contact systems between DNS operators, within the range of face-to-face relationships.
Established July 2018 Responsible company Softbank Activities To prevent younger generation from leaving Cyber Security untouched, make clear the meaning of joining ICT-ISAC activities to them, and improve the environment for their joining.
Established January 2019 Facilitator ICT-ISAC Secretariat Activities Share information among ISPs who are working on efforts to investigate IoT devices which can be exploited in cyber attacks, and to call attention to users of such devices by the cooperation among MIC, NICT and ISPs.
Access to the office
Sakura Building 8F, 2-5-5 Toranomon, Minato-ku, Tokyo 105-0001
(2-minute walk from Exit 2 of Toranomon St.[G07], Tokyo Metro Ginza Line)