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Japan-US-ROK Experts Meeting on Cybersecurity of Critical Infrastructure

December 20, 2016

1. On December 19, 2016 (EST), the Japan-US-ROK trilateral experts meeting on cybersecurity of critical infrastructure was held in Washington D.C. to enhance concrete cooperation among the three countries in the field of cyber, based on the discussion of the Japan-US-ROK Vice Minister-level meeting.

2. The delegations of the three countries exchanged opinions over the current environment and threats in the field of cybersecurity of critical infrastructure and had a scenario-based discussion relating to hypothetical malicious cyber activities against critical infrastructure. The three countries reaffirmed their commitment to continue to advance trilateral cooperation on this important security issue.

3. Mr. Atsushi Saito, Director of the Cyber Security Policy Division, Foreign Policy Bureau, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, led the delegation from Japan. He was accompanied by representatives from the National Center of Incident Readiness and Strategy for Cybersecurity (NISC), the National Police Agency, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the Ministry of Economy, Trade, and Industry, and the Ministry of Defense.

4. Mr. Christopher Painter, Coordinator for Cyber Issues, Department of State, led the U.S. government delegation that included other representatives from the Department of State, Department of Defense, Department of Justice, Department of Homeland Security, Department of Energy, and the National Security Council.

5. Mr. Lee Kyung-chul, Coordinator for Counter-Terrorism & Cyber Security, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, led the delegation from the ROK. He was accompanied by representatives from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the Korea National Police Agency, the Supreme Prosecutors’ Office, the Korea Internet & Security Agency, and the National Intelligence Service.

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