Secure in Bavaria and all over the world: 1. German-Japanese Cyber Security Forum in Toyko

Industrie 4.0, IoT, AI, Big Data, autonomous driving or smart infrastructure: the topics of the future must be secure and protected against attacks and misuse all over the world. Bavaria offers great expertise in the field of cyber security and is presenting this at the First German-Japanese Cyber Security Forum in dialogue with leading Japanese organisations and companies on 29.11.2017 in Japan’s capital.

At the invitation of the Bavarian representative office in Japan, Security Network Munich and AHK Japan, 130 German and Japanese security experts from politics, business and science gathered at an exclusive location in Tokyo: in the Japanese Parliament’s First House of Representatives.

Peter Moehring from SNM and Kathrin Jänicke from ZD.B. welcomed the guests and speakers from the Japanese partner organisations (JNSA Japan Network Security Association, Institute of Information Society, IPA-Information Technology Promotion Agency and Secure IoT Platform Consortium), SNM members, for example Siemens, Giesecke+Devrient, BlueID, Rohde & Schwarz, Infineon and Japanese industry (Mitsubishi Electric, FFRI, NTT, Fujitsu).  The seminar tracks were dedicated to the themes "industrial cyber security", "authentication & digital entities", "artificial intelligence", "information and data security" and "IT security for critical infrastructures". The element all tracks had in common was the knowledge that the challenges can only be overcome by working in international partnership and not by going it alone nationally. Security concerns should be seen as an investment in companies and be broadly anchored and not only be on the costs/expenditure side. The European "GDPR-General Data Protection Regulation" is also bringing new requirements for all foreign companies doing business in the EU from 1 May 2018 and non-compliance with these may entail significant negative consequences.

In front of the Bavarian information stand Japan’s Deputy Minister of Economic Affairs Nishime called on all attendees to develop German-Japanese economic cooperation, which had experienced its highlight in 2017 at CeBIT in Hannover with Japan as its partner country.

At the end, SNM invited all attendees to continue the discussion and cooperate in 2018 at the leading security digital platforms Munich Cyber Security Conferenceit-sa in Nuremberg and CommandControl in Munich. 


You can find photos of the forum in our media library