IPA Overview

Information security awareness promotion initiatives for SMEs

While there is growing concern over cyber-attacks, Japan’s small and medium-sized enterprises are less prepared for such threats.To help them keep up with today’s cybersecurity needs, IPA started the Security Action program in April 2017.

Under this program, those enterprises commit to achieving two-tier goals of their information security readiness. For raising information security awareness in small and medium-sized enterprises while encouraging them to implement these action items, companies are now required to join this program before applying for the IT introduction subsidy as approved in the FY 2017 supplementary budget.