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“JP-US-EU Industrial Control Systems Cybersecurity Week for the Indo-Pacific Region” was held in FY2022

Release Date:Oct 31, 2022

The Industrial Cyber Security Center of Excellence (ICSCoE) and the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI), in collaboration with the government of the United States(1)as well as the European Commission(2), hosted JP-US-EU Industrial Control Systems Cybersecurity Week for the Indo-Pacific Region(3), which was held online from October 24 to 28, 2022.

This annual ICS cybersecurity event has been conducted since 2018 to enhance the capacity to ensure cybersecurity for the region and reinforce collaboration with respective countries.

Thirty-seven trainees from the Indo-Pacific region attended the hands-on exercise, and about 130 people participated in the seminar on cybersecurity.

ICSCoE provided hands-on training for participants invited from the Indo-Pacific region. This program used a water tank-type plant that simulates the process automation of water level control commonly used in power plants, factories, etc. Participants experienced the hands-on exercise with remote tampering and learned about attack detection and prevention.
ICSCoE newly incorporated a half-day program and provided a lecture on how to utilize AI to protect ICS and the way to preserve factory automation (FA), such as the robotic arm.

  • Dr. Takuho MITSUNAGA
    Associate Professor, Faculty of Information Networking for Innovation And Design (INIAD), Toyo University (Lecturer, ICSCoE IPA)
  • In the hands-on exercise, the simulated plant was tampered with remotely.
  • Lively exchanges occurred among the participants from
    different countries and regions.
  • Learning with a robotic arm added

In the seminar by experts from Japan, the U.S., and the EU, a graduate of the Core Human Resource Development Program moderated one of the six sessions in the area of conventional electric power, sharing cybersecurity knowledge on behalf of Japan and leading a lively discussion in a panel discussion with experts from Japan and abroad. 

In a workshop to share Japan-U.S. initiatives on human resource development for industrial cybersecurity, graduates of the Core Human Resource Development Program gave presentations on the program's content and the result of their final project on the efficient cyber security enhancement activity in the emerging country.

  • Mr. Hiroyuki HASEGAWA, facilitated the discussion in the session
    on conventional electric power sector
    Chubu Electric Power Grid Co, Inc.
    ICSCoE Core Human Resource Development Program 2nd cohort graduate
  1. (1)
    Department of Homeland Security/ Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (DHS/CISA), Department of State (DOS) and Department of Energy (DOE)
  1. (2)
    Directorate-General for Communications, Networks, Content and Technology (DG CONNECT)
  1. (3)
    ASEAN Member States, India, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, Mongolia and Taiwan