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Countermeasure Guide Series

IPA, SecurityCenter
Last modified : 18 Aug 2014

IPA issued the following Countermeasure Guides for IT security countermeasures;

These Guides are intended for general users at home or at offices that use personal computers, to intelligibly explain the countermeasures on various threats in the IT security perspective. They are designed to be readily read by everyone, using friendly illustrations, and easy to understand each threat’s outline, mechanism and countermeasures. We hope these guides will help you in practicing the countermeasures.

There are no restrictions on printing and distributing these materials except for commercial purpose.

Note: These guides are originally made in Japanese and translated to English afterwards. Some interpretation might not be accurate in the English environment.

IPA Countermeasure Guide Series

1 virus

Countermeasures on Computer Virus (1.6MB)

How to protect your computer from computer viruses!!

2 spyware

Countermeasures on Spyware (4.4MB)

Are you sure your computer is not infected with Spyware?

3 bot

Countermeasures on Bots (2.1MB)

Are you sure your computer is not infected with Bot?

4 unauth_access

Countermeasures on Unauthorized Access (3.2MB)

Is your computer really safe? (For PC Users)

5 leak

Countermeasures on Information Leakage (0.98MB)

Seven Rules for People Working in Business Enterprises!!


Guide for <Avoidance of Risks> When You Use the Internet (1.8MB)

Malicious Intent lurking in the Internet Do not fall for such deception!!


Guide for <Avoidance of Risks> When You Use Electronic Mails (1.0MB)

For Troubles via Electronic Mails,These Countermeasures are Required!!

8 smartphone security guide

Security Measures Guide For Smartphone
<Avoidance of Risks>

For smartphone which is a convenient tool, risks can be avoided by implementing security measures for its safe and secure use!

9 first-time guide

Guide for First-Time Information Security Countermeasures (1.2MB)

To All New Employees, Do You Know of "Information
Security Countermeasures"?

10 targeted attack mail measures

Countermeasures against Targeted Attack Mail <Avoidance of Risks>(795KB)

An attack that takes a shot at a specific company/organization, beginning with sending an e-mail!!

IPA Security Management Guide Series

History of this page

18 Aug 2014 Revised "Countermeasures on Information Leakage".
26 Feb 2013 Added "Minimum Information Security Controls Guide for Organizations".
01 Oct 2012 Added "Guide for <Avoidance of Risks> When You Use Electronic Mails".
25 Sep 2012 Added "Guide for <Avoidance of Risks> When You Use the Internet".
03 Sep 2012 Added "Security Measures Guide For Smartphone" and "Countermeasures against Targeted Attack Mail".
21 Jun 2012 Added "Guide for First-Time Information Security Countermeasures".
04 Jan 2007 Opened this page.