ICT-ISAC Japan

President's Message

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.

Tadao SAITO
President of ICT-ISAC Japan
June 21, 2016

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Organization Profile

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
  • Hiromichi SHINOHARA (NIPPON TELEGRAPH AND TELEPHONE CORPORATION)
  • Koji NAKAO (KDDI CORPORATION)
Auditor Keiji TANAKA (KDDI CORPORATION)
Advisor Hisao IIZUKA
General Assembly Delegates
  • Noriyuki KISHIKAWA (BIGLOBE Inc.)
  • Toshio NAWA (Cyber Defense Institute, Inc.)
  • Ryoji KANAI (FFRI, Inc.)
  • Mitsuo SATO (Fuji Television Network, Inc.)
  • Junichi IIJIMA (FUJITSU LIMITED)
  • Shuji SENOO (Hitachi, Ltd.)
  • Takamichi MIYOSHI (Internet Initiative Japan Inc.)
  • Katsuyasu TOYAMA (Internet Multifeed Co.)
  • Mitsuru OSAMURA (Japan Broadcasting Corporation)
  • Takeshi MITAMURA (Japan Registry Services Co., Ltd.)
  • Jun HIRAYAMA (Jupiter Telecommunications Co., Ltd.)
  • Rintaro KAWAI (Kaspersky Labs Japan)
  • Toshiaki TANAKA (KDDI CORPORATION)
  • Yutaka MIYAKE (KDDI Research, Inc.)
  • Tatsuya DEGUCHI (K-opticom Corporation)
  • Akira KON (NEC Corporation)
  • Kazuhiko YANAGIDATE (NIFTY Corporation)
  • Kazuhiko OKUBO (NIPPON TELEGRAPH AND TELEPHONE CORPORATION)
  • Takaya KITAGUCHI (NIPPON TELEGRAPH AND TELEPHONE EAST CORPORATION)
  • Katsuya UEMA (NIPPON TELEGRAPH AND TELEPHONE WEST CORPORATION)
  • Koichi YAMAKAWA (Nippon Television Network Corporation)
  • Yukinori HASHIMOTO (NRI SecureTechnologies, Ltd.)
  • Satoru KOYAMA (NTT Communications Corporation)
  • Makoto FUJIWARA (NTT DATA INTELLILINK CORPORATION)
  • Hiroshi TSUKAHARA (NTT DOCOMO, INC.)
  • Taro SEKINE (NTT Security (Japan) KK )
  • Hajime INOUE (Oki Electric Industry Co., Ltd.)
  • Hirofumi MURAKAMI (SoftBank Corp.)
  • Fumio TSUYAMA (Sony Network Communications Inc.)
  • Goro KIKUCHI (Symantec Japan, Inc.)
  • Yasuhiro TAKATSUNA (TOKYO BROADCASTING SYSTEM TELEVISION, INC. )
  • Tatsuhiko KURIMOTO (Trend Micro Incorporated)
  • Shingo SHUMUTA (TV Asahi Corporation)
  • Kiyoshi OZEKI (TV TOKYO Corporation)
Observers
  • National Institute of Information and Communications Technology
  • Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications
  • Telecommunications Services Association
  • Telecommunications Carriers Association
  • Japan Internet Providers Association
  • Japan Data Communications Association
  • THE JAPAN COMMERCIAL BROADCASTERS ASSOCIATION
Activities
  1. Collection, research, and analysis of information relating to cybersecurity
  2. Promotion of Information sharing and collaborative handling between members
  3. Development of cybersecurity human resources, and cybersecurity enlightenment activities
  4. Activities to maintain and keep upgrading cybersecurity guidelines
History
March, 2016 Established.
July, 2016 Started real activities by succeeding activities and operations of Telecom-ISAC Japan.

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Member Companies

Name
  • BIGLOBE Inc.
  • Cyber Defense Institute, Inc.
  • FFRI, Inc.
  • Fuji Television Network, Inc.
  • FUJITSU LIMITED
  • Hitachi, Ltd.
  • Internet Initiative Japan Inc.
  • Internet Multifeed Co.
  • Japan Broadcasting Corporation
  • Japan Registry Services Co., Ltd.
  • Jupiter Telecommunications Co., Ltd.
  • Kaspersky Labs Japan
  • KDDI CORPORATION
  • KDDI Research, Inc.
  • K-opticom Corporation
  • NEC Corporation
  • NIFTY Corporation
  • NIPPON TELEGRAPH AND TELEPHONE CORPORATION
  • NIPPON TELEGRAPH AND TELEPHONE EAST CORPORATION
  • NIPPON TELEGRAPH AND TELEPHONE WEST CORPORATION
  • Nippon Television Network Corporation
  • NRI SecureTechnologies, Ltd.
  • NTT Communications Corporation
  • NTT DATA INTELLILINK CORPORATION
  • NTT DOCOMO, INC.
  • NTT Security (Japan) KK
  • Oki Electric Industry Co., Ltd.
  • SoftBank Corp.
  • Sony Network Communications Inc.
  • Symantec Japan, Inc.
  • TOKYO BROADCASTING SYSTEM TELEVISION, INC.
  • Trend Micro Incorporated
  • TV Asahi Corporation
  • TV TOKYO Corporation

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Working Groups / Special interest Group Activities

Working Groups

  1. BGP-WG
    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'.
  2. ACCESS-WG
    Established April 2007
    Responsible company NIPPON TELEGRAPH AND TELEPHONE EAST
    Activities Information exchange for operational quality improvement of internet access network service, share of best practices, and exchange of ideas with experts
  3. Society of Network Abuse Response-WG (SoNAR-WG)
    Established December 2007
    Responsible company Internet Initiative Japan
    Activities Information sharing related to tackling fraud/illegal activities using network. Developing framework to suppress the expansion of the incident.
  4. Cyber Attack Defense Exercise-WG (CAE-WG)
    Established May 2009
    Responsible company NTT DOCOMO
    Activities Planning and carrying out exercises assuming the outbreak of cyber attacks, expecting telecom operator's participation.
  5. DoS-WG
    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.
  6. ACTIVE-WG
    Established July 2013
    Responsible company NTT Communications
    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.
  7. Privacy issues-WG
    Established December 2013
    Responsible company NTT Communications
    Activities Organized the business of telecom business entities and handled legal matter pertaining to secrecy of communication
  8. Wi-Fi Security-WG
    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.
  9. 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
  10. IoT Security-WG
    Established August 2016
    Responsible company NTT Communications
    Activities Drive forward IoT-security-related efforts, for ICT-ISAC to address, 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.
  11. Cyber Attack Measures for Broadcast Facilities-WG
    Established October 2016
    Responsible company TOKYO BROADCASTING SYSTEM TELEVISION
    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.
  12. 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.
  13. 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.
  14. Information Sharing-WG
    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.
  15. Human Resource Development Relations WG
    Established November 2016
    Responsible company NEC
    Activities Consider public awareness and human resource development as ICT-ISAC regarding security, and propel human resource development for the further improvement of the security capabilities of ICT-ISAC and member organizations.
  16. 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.

Special interest Group

  1. DNS-SiG
    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.

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Access to the office

Address 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)
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