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Japan holds its first broad cyber security drill

The drill aims at bolstering national security as the country gearing up to host 2020 Olympics

Reuters  |  Tokyo 

Japan faced a full-on cyber attack across government departments on Tuesday in a drill aimed at bolstering national security as the country geared up to host the 2020 Olympics. Japan is following the lead of Britain, which had invited ethical hackers to test its computer systems in the run-up to the 2012 London Olympics. In the event, London parried multiple cyber attacks. Some 50 cyber defence specialists gathered at an emergency response centre in Tokyo, with at least three times that many offsite, to defend against a simulated attack across 21 state ministries and agencies and 10 ...

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First Published: Wed, March 19 2014. 00:11 IST