Cybersecurity Strategy (2018)



July 2018


Government of Japan, National Center of Incident Readiness and Strategy for Cybersecurity


This strategy clarifies the basic position and approach to cybersecurity taken by Japan moving forward, while clearly indicating both domestically and internationally the goals and implementation policies of the various measures for the next three years in order to serve as the basis for shared understanding and action. The basic ideals to which Japan will adhere to contribute to the objectives of the Basic Act is to aim for a “free, fair and secure cyberspace.” Such a cyberspace means a secure cyberspace in which the freedom of expression and economic activities of all actors active therein is guaranteed without any discrimination or exclusion with no justifiable reasons, and where unlawful activities such as the theft of information or assets are not allowed.