Japan, US meet on cyberterrorism for first time


TOKYO (majirox news) — Officials from the Japanese and U.S. governments met Sept. 16 for the first-ever bilateral talks on countering cyberattacks.

Officials from diplomatic and defense-related areas gathered in a Tokyo hotel to discuss a joint approach on how the countries can deal with being subjected to attacks using the Internet.

Cyberattacks has become increasingly common and offer comparatively poorer nations with a quick and easy way to inflict major damage on richer, more powerful nations with infrastructure highly dependent on computerization.

The U.S. Department of Defense devised its first cybersecurity strategy in July this year and Washington has since been encouraging cooperation among its allies over the handling of cyberterrorism.

Friday’s meeting between Japanese and U.S. officials was decided following bilateral talks between defense and foreign affairs officials. Both sides exchanged opinions on where Japan and the United States can cooperate in dealing with cyberterrorism in the future.

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