In the coming months, Japan’s government is expected to pass a law designed to beef up the country’s surprisingly slack cybersecurity. Only about half of Japanese companies have an IT security policy, according to the National Information Security Center (NISC), a government agency. “The biggest problem, and the biggest ally of cyber attackers aiming at Japan, is the widespread belief that it can’t happen here,” says William Saito, an information technology strategy adviser to Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s cabinet.
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