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POSTPONED: Cybersecurity – Strategy, Workforce, and Intelligence

Monday, March 2   19:00 - 20:30

  • Mihoko Matsubara (Chief Cybersecurity Strategist, NTT Corporation)

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In Cybersecurity – Strategy, Workforce, and Intelligence to Protect Organizations from Cyber Threats ( 『サイバーセキュリティー組織を脅威から守る戦略・人材・インテリジェンス』 by the Shinchosha Publishing Co., Ltd.), Mihoko Matsubara offers at a primer for non-technical professionals to gain the cybersecurity knowledge to understand the threat landscape, communicate with their cybersecurity teams, and make informed business decisions. She provides concrete recommendations so that policymakers and business leaders can avoid potential cybersecurity minefields (e.g., inaction, lack of cyber threat visibility, cybersecurity workforce burnout, and communication breakdowns). In a wide-ranging book that includes case studies of cyberattacks, she provides a framework for professionals in business and government and for researchers to conceptualize cybersecurity.

In light of the growing visibility of these issues, from the questions surrounding ransomware and information warfare to workforce development, we will have a conversation with Mihoko followed by Q&A from the audience.

Date & Time:
Monday, March 2   19:00 - 20:30 (Doors open at 18:30)
Classroom 314, Temple University, Japan Campus
1-14-29 Taishido, Setagaya-ku Tokyo
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Robert Dujarric (ICAS Director)
Registration is encouraged (e-mail to icas@tuj.temple.edu), but not required. 登録なしでも参加できますので、直接会場へお越しください。

Note: All ICAS events are held in English, open to the public, and admission is free unless otherwise noted.


Mihoko Matsubara

Chief Cybersecurity Strategist, NTT Corporation

Mihoko Matsubara is Chief Cybersecurity Strategist, NTT Corporation, Tokyo. She is responsible for public advocacy to strengthen or expand networks with global thought leaders in academia, government, and industry. Mihoko worked at the Japanese Ministry of Defense for nine years before receiving a Fulbright Scholarship to pursue an MA at the Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies in Washington DC. Afterward, she accepted a fellowship at Pacific Forum CSIS (now, Pacific Forum) in Honolulu to research Japan-US cybersecurity cooperation. She then joined Hitachi Systems as Cybersecurity Analyst, and next took a position at Intel K.K., Tokyo as Cybersecurity Policy Director. Her most recent experience includes VP and Public Sector Chief Security Officer for Asia-Pacific at Palo Alto Networks.

She is a prolific writer and has spoken at various engagements internationally. She recently published a book on cybersecurity, attackers, defenders, and cyber threat intelligence in Japanese from the Shinchosha Publishing Co., Ltd. Mihoko is also an Adjunct Fellow at Pacific Forum, Honolulu, and Associate Fellow at the Henry Jackson Society, London.