An initiative to improve the state of information security at local governments in Japan

Davar Pishva, Naoshi Kitamura, Seiji Tsugawa, Keiji Takeda

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Abstract

This paper describes the current state of information security at local governments in Japan and recommends two approaches in order to come up with a better information security management framework. The Hyogo Prefectural Government, which has been playing a leading role in providing measures for safety and security of Japanese society since the Great Hanshin Awaji Earthquake, is used as a good representative model, and the practicality of the new framework is justified by detailed security risk analyses of the physical systems and surveys. Potential department level security threats are clearly identified and effective countermeasure mechanisms are proposed based on the risk analyses. The paper also shows why it is essential to prepare local government personnel, who are in charge of the system, to understand their system and manage them effectively rather than rely on the services of outsourcing companies.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings 2007 41st Annual IEEE International Carnahan Conference on Security Technology, ICCST
Pages8-17
Number of pages10
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2007
Externally publishedYes
Event2007 41st Annual IEEE Carnahan Conference on Security Technology, ICCST - Ottawa, ON, Canada
Duration: 2008 Oct 82008 Oct 11

Publication series

NameProceedings - International Carnahan Conference on Security Technology
ISSN (Print)1071-6572

Conference

Conference2007 41st Annual IEEE Carnahan Conference on Security Technology, ICCST
Country/TerritoryCanada
CityOttawa, ON
Period08/10/808/10/11

Keywords

  • Security assessment
  • Security management
  • Security policy

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Engineering

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