I recently had the pleasure of participating in a conference about multilateral security collaboration in Tokyo. The Japanese government, under Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, has been actively expanding and strengthening security ties. Cybersecurity is one of the most important areas for bilateral and multilateral cooperation, and even more so after Tokyo was selected to host the Summer Olympic Games 2020 in September 2013.
One of the participants at the conference recently asked the other attendees how both Japan and its international partners could make their activities more visible to each other for closer collaboration. I shared three cybersecurity mindset gaps that exist between Japan and other countries that make it difficult for Japan to be visible.