Japan to spend 10 billion yen on 'cybersecurity'
September 4th, 2012
The Nikkei reports that Japan’s Ministry of Defense plans to assemble a cyberdefense unit to strengthen its capabilities against organized attacks, including gathering information on cyberattacks, analyzing attacker’s methods, and simulating defenses. The ministry said that planned improvements to cyber war capabilities will necessitate more than 10 billion yen in fiscal 2013 funding. Cyber attacks …
Taiwan beefs up cyberwar capabilities against China
September 3rd, 2012
Taiwan’s National Security Bureau has been the target of over one million hacking attacks in the first of half of this year, prompting the government to strengthen its cyberwar capabilities, AFP reports. The bureau submitted a 2013 budget plan to parliament proposing to expand its cyberwar units while cutting military spending. The attacks, which are …