The Government of Japan at its June 17 meeting adopted an updated plan to ensure the protection of the country’s most important infrastructure facilities from alleged cyber attacks. This is reported by TASS with reference to the Kyodo agency.
Such facilities include telecommunications centers, power plants and railway lines. The plan approved by the government requires the owners of these facilities to cooperate with the authorities to protect the infrastructure from hacker attacks.
In addition, the owners of facilities may be held liable if they take insufficient measures to ensure cybersecurity and damage as a result of cyber attacks.
The publication notes that the cybersecurity plan has been revised for the first time in five years due to the aggravation of the situation due to the events around Ukraine.