Japan to add 40 officials for cybersecurity

January 25, 2016

The government will add 40 officials to the office in charge fending off cyberattacks against government-related agencies.

The move, to take place over the course of fiscal 2016, will increase the number of staff at the National Center of Incident Readiness and Strategy for Cybersecurity from the current 140.

The decision followed a cyberattack against the Japan Pension Service last May that led to a massive breach of personal information and motivated the government to expand its cyberspace surveillance.

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