12th International Cybersecurity Symposium “Creating Trusted Cybersecurity Actions for the Social, Economic, and National Security Domains”


12th International Cybersecurity Symposium
“Creating Trusted Cybersecurity Actions for the Social, Economic, and National Security Domains”
Hosted by Keio University, The MITRE Corporation
October 13 (Thursday) – 14 (Friday), 2022, 9:00-18:00 JST (Tokyo, In-person)
Keio University, Mita Campus, Tokyo, Japan

We invite you to join us for the 12th International Cybersecurity Symposium at the Cyber Security Research Center of Keio University. We are cautiously planning an in-person Symposium at Keio’s Mita Campus in Tokyo after two years of online virtual symposiums. We will continue our exploration of international cybersecurity issues, discussing challenges impacting our planet’s civilization, including climate change, geopolitical conflicts, and the negative use of cyber and digital technologies in our daily lives.

Our theme this year is: “Creating Trusted Cybersecurity Actions for the Social, Economic, and National Security Domains”. Cybersecurity is increasingly an essential element of all types of security. The goal of this Symposium is to identify actions for integrating cybersecurity into other security domains. This will include examining differences and gaps in cybersecurity between countries, regions and sub-regions and creating practical actions to address these gaps and create trusted multistakeholder partnerships.

For example, in the Social Security domains, Japan is aligning its MyNumber Card with the Health Insurance Card as well as implementing digital transformation (DX) to achieve Society 5.0. In the international Social Security domains, countries are implementing International Mutual Recognition of Trust (IMRT), Data Free Flow with Trust (DFFT), Japan-EU/Japan-US/Japan-UK Digital Trade agreements, the Japan-EU Digital Partnership, and the Indo-Pacific Economic Framework for Prosperity (IPEF). All of these efforts implicate cybersecurity.

In the Economic and National Security domain, we observed hybrid types of attacks on Ukraine, which created spill-over effects beyond Ukraine. Similarly, some escalating hybrid attacks are observed on Taiwan. In its Economic Security Act that was ratified this year, Japan recognized the interrelationship between Economic and National Security issues. Multilateral organizations, such as Five Eyes, AUKUS, the Quad, and NATO, are addressing these Economic and National Security concerns.

The digital world does not recognize borders ? either physical or technological. The fact is that all security domains, including Social, Economic, and National, rely on similar digital technologies. Thus, the vulnerabilities in the economic, food supply, financial, energy, communications, and transportation sectors, for example, implicate cybersecurity across all technology domains. Therefore, Digital Trust is the key to creating a safe, secure, and resilient digital environment, for each of the security domains.

Throughout the Symposium, our discussions will be tailored towards international multi-stakeholder actions among government, industry, and academia. The themes will include the circular economy adopting carbon neutral initiatives as a part of SDGs (Sustainable Development Goals) and GX (Green Transformation), international fund transfers, eIDAS (electronic IDentification, Authentication and trust Services), and 5G/6G, AI, and IoT innovations.

We will have a series of keynote speeches, panel discussions, specialized sessions, discussing how to achieve mutual Digital Trust among countries, regions with Japan, U.S., UK, EU, Australia, Israel, and France for international joint research, policy and education items shared by the INCS-CoE partners, and more.

The detailed program with timetable will be posted soon. Here are some highlights:

  • Speeches: Jun Murai (Keio) & Satoru Tezuka (Keio), MITRE, Japanese government agencies, Embassies from U.S., UK, Israel, EU, Australia, France – Discussing Digital Trust, Mutual Recognition, Hybrid Cyber Attack
  • Keynote Speeches & Panels (invited): VIPs from U.S., UK, Israel, EU, Australia, France, Japan, United Nations, Keidanren, major corporations, former and current National Security executives, etc. – Discussing Social, Economic and National Security cybersecurity challenges
  • Best Practices: Highlighting best practices by government, industry, and academia

*program content is subject to change without notice

Keio University, Mita Campus, Tokyo, Japan
Keio University & The MITRE Corporation
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International Cybersecurity Symposium Secretariat
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