Department   Ritsumeikan Asia Pacific University  College of Sustainability and Tourism
   Position   Professor
Language English
Publication Date 2009/11
Type Research paper (Academic/Professional Journal)
Peer Review Peer reviewed
Title A Survey on the State of Information Security at Local Governments in Japan
Contribution Type First author
Journal Advances in Computer Science and Engineering Journal
Volume, Issue, Page 3(3),pp.219-242
Details This paper describes the current state of information security at local governments in Japan. It explains existing information security policy management frameworks and the difficulties in implementing them, especially at small local government offices. It clearly identifies potential department level security threats. 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. 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. By showing existence of information risks at the Hyogo Prefectural Government, which takes information security issues more seriously than other local governments in Japan, in concludes that information security risks exist equally in all local governments.
ISSN 0973-6999