Financials ISAC Japan was established so that Japan’s financial institutions were able to share and analyze cyber security information, and conduct cooperative activities to improve their safety and security, and by doing so ensure the peace of mind and safety and security of the users of their institutions.
In recent times the threat of cyber attacks has been increasing on all fronts. Even within the financial industry, from the second half of 2012, beginning with unauthorized transfers due to malware and including DDoS and malicious mail, a variety of serious situations have been confronted. In response to attacks that have become increasingly sophisticated, diversified and more widespread in a short period of time, a situation has arisen where responses by individual institutions has become virtually impossible, making it extremely important to unite to defend against these attacks.
By gathering together people from the same industry and with the same business abilities to share and analyze information and engage in knowledge sharing this creates a powerful weapon for confronting threats.
Financials ISAC Japan, based on its 2 core activities, being 1) “Collective Intelligence” which focuses on intelligence sharing between members in relation to any daily incident or exposed vulnerability and 2) “Resource Sharing”, which through cooperative action, pools resources to promote consideration of strategies to deal with shared issues, is committed to conducting a variety of activities aimed at building a solid foundation to promote customers’ peace of mind, safety and security which lies at the heart of Japan’s financial system.
At Financials ISAC Japan, utilizing our dedicated portal site, information is shared in real time concerning any daily incidents or exposed vulnerabilities. Further as regards important identified issues, Working Groups (WG), according to theme, have been established so that the collective membership can both examine strategies, increase shared knowledge and improve responsiveness. The fruits of these efforts are presented at both workshops and the Annual Conference and accumulated on the portal site.