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Israel, Japan sign cybersecurity cooperation accord

Memorandum of understanding says the two nations will share research and development, information and training programs

Shoshanna Solomon was The Times of Israel's Startups and Business reporter

Israeli Ambassador to Japan Yaffa Ben-Ari, left, and Minister of Internal Affairs and Communications of Japan (MIC), Masatoshi Ishida, at the signing of a memorandum of understanding for cybersecurity cooperation Nov. 2018 (Cybertech)
Israeli Ambassador to Japan Yaffa Ben-Ari, left, and Minister of Internal Affairs and Communications of Japan (MIC), Masatoshi Ishida, at the signing of a memorandum of understanding for cybersecurity cooperation Nov. 2018 (Cybertech)

Israel and Japan have signed an accord to cooperate in research and development, information exchange, and training programs in the field of cybersecurity.

The memorandum of understanding was signed in Tokyo at a cybersecurity conference by the head of Israel’s national cyber directorate Yigal Unna and Israel’s ambassador to Japan, Yaffa Ben-Ari, with Minister of the Interior and Communications of Japan (MIC) Masatoshi Ishida.

The Japanese Ministry of Communications and Interior is responsible for cybersecurity in telecommunications and the internet of things (IoT), and for setting up Japan’s cybersecurity system.

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