The Japanese government is considering cyber legislation that would require companies to ‘fess up when security incidents occur, a recent report said.
According to a Bloomberg article, the government is expected to pass the law in “coming months” in response to the country’s shortage of information security workers. Citing a 2013 National Information Security Center (NISC) report, the outlet said the sector needed 80,000 skilled workers in such positions.
Under the legislation, NISC would serve as the primary cyber security coordinator for Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s cabinet. Lawmakers drafted the bill, in part, “to prepare for Tokyo’s 2020 Summer Olympic Games,” the article said.
“The biggest problem, and the biggest ally of cyber attackers aiming at Japan, is the widespread belief that it can’t happen here,” William Saito, an information technology strategy advisor to Abe’s cabinet, told the outlet.