Keio Establishes World's First InterNational Cyber Security Center of Excellence (INCS-CoE)
November 15, 2016
The establishment of the world's first InterNational Cyber Security Center of Excellence (INCS-CoE) to address cyberthreats was announced on Tuesday, November 1 by Keio University and collaborating members from American, British, and other Japanese universities. After an introduction of the INCS-CoE by Professor Jun Murai, dean of the Faculty of Environment and Information Studies, numerous experts from American, British, and Japanese universities came on stage to talk about the ongoing activities at their own institutions to reinforce information security. These specialists talked about how cyberspace is effective and unique in that it is a borderless environment, but that this also makes it difficult for any one nation or organization to adequately monitor and take countermeasures against cyberthreats. They stressed how essential it is, now more than ever, to strengthen and advance international collaborations to collectively address and solve these issues. They commented on the neutral environments that universities are known to provide and expressed the importance of the INCS-CoE's mission to make use of this environment to contribute a space that allows researchers to take on challenges and work on issues that span beyond organizational and national confinements.
Furthermore, together with the announcement of the INCS-CoE, a conference titled "An International Conference on Cyber Threat Intelligence: Information Sharing Strategies, Tactics and Practices" was held at the West School Building Hall on Mita Campus on Tuesday, November 1, and Wednesday, November 2. Many talks and panel discussions on a variety of cybersecurity topics were held and those in attendance were listening attentively and enthusiastically to what the leading authorities on the subjects had to say.