Japanese and US IT companies collaborate in cyber attack countermeasures.

In order to strengthen the response to the frequent cyber attacks, industry groups created by IT companies in Japan and the United States agreed to cooperate in sharing information such as attack sources and tricks.

ICT-ISAC, which consists of approximately 40 companies and organizations in Japan, such as NTT Docomo and NEC, and US organization, IT-ISAC, which consists of approximately 100 companies, such as Intel and Oracle, will cooperate.

Both sides signed a memorandum of understanding in Tokyo on the 11th.

Specifically, it shares information such as the IP address of the attack source of the cyber attack, the latest tricks, and how to deal with the attack.

The Japanese side will also consider creating a new system in order to promptly provide information shared with the US side to participating companies and organizations.

According to a study by the National Institute of Information and Communications Technology under the jurisdiction of the Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications, cyber attacks conducted indiscriminately in Japan last year increased by 1.4 times compared to the previous year.

As the spread of IoT, which connects everything to the Internet, the number of devices that are exposed to the threat of cyber attacks will increase in each country, and responses through international collaboration are becoming important.