High Risk Japan—How Vulnerable Is Japan to Cyber Attacks?VIEW EVENT DETAILS
Asia Society Policy Salon Tokyo
It is not just geopolitical realities that demand an upgrade to Japan’s national security strategy, but technological advances also command an urgent need to prepare for multi-dimensional conflict. A prudent leader knows today’s harsh reality—“You’re either under a cyber attack, or you just don’t know you’re under one” and clearly the potential vulnerabilities are in both the private and the public sector.
Is Japan ready and prepared?
Join us for an interactive session with Japan’s leading cyber security expert, Cartan McLaughlin. He has been operating at the cutting edge of cyber security for decades with deep connections inside Japan’s public self-defense forces as well as all the major tech companies. Cartan is obsessed with bringing not just Global best practices in cyber defense to Japan, but to empower Japan’s leader to push for more home-grown security leadership, innovation, and implementation.
It’s a topic we all need to engage with, and there’s no better guide to the realities of Japan’s (and global) cyber security agenda than Cartan.
Join us for what will be an insightful and exciting session.
Event and Registration Details
- This event will be conducted in in-person and online, and registration is required.
- In-person participation is for members and guests only. Please pay your fee by credit card or at the door.
- Online participation is open to the public and free.
Cartan McLaughlin is the founder and CEO of Nihon Cyber Defence (NCD); a Japan based cyber security company. NCD brings Five Eyes cyber expertise to the Cyber market in Japan/Asia and the Japanese community globally.
Cartan has worked for 30 years in Japan in the Financial Technology and Cyber Security Sectors. He started as a programmer working on strategic projects such as the Tokyo and Osaka Stock Exchange moves to electronic trading. He then moved into the financial sector, delivering secure applications in banking systems and has developed expertise in the security technology surrounding SWIFT and international payments systems.
He has worked with nearly all the major Japanese financial groups both in head offices and their international branches, implementing technology solutions across the world.
His strength lies in his ability to merge technology expertise with industry insight, especially in the financial and government sectors – he has deep knowledge of banking technology, cyber security, AML and KYC. He believes that the future of corporate governance lies in bringing together financial technology, regulatory technology and cyber security. He is seen as a thought leader in these areas.
He has an BSc honors degree in Computer Science from Queen’s University Belfast.