About JPCERT

JPCERT/CC is the first CSIRT (Computer Security Incident Response Team) established in Japan. The organization coordinates with network service providers, security vendors, government agencies, as well as the industry associations. As such, it acts as a "CSIRT of CSIRTs" in the Japanese community. In the Asia Pacific region, JPCERT/CC helped form APCERT (Asia Pacific Computer Emergency Response Team) and provides a secretariat function for APCERT. Globally, as a member of the Forum of Incident Response and Security Teams (FIRST), JPCERT/CC coordinates its activities with the trusted CSIRTs worldwide.

Directors

Board Chairman
Kazumasa Utashiro (Message from Board Chairman)

Board of Directors (in alphabetical order)
- Junko Hayakashi
- Takashi Manabe
- Toshio Miyachi
- Ichiro Mizukoshi
- Susumu Sano
- Hironobu Suzuki
- Dr. Suguru Yamaguchi

Statutory Auditor
- Mitsuhiko Maruyama

The Objects of JPCERT/CC

  1. Provide computer security incident responses;
  2. Coordinate with domestic and international CSIRTs and related organizations;
  3. Foster the establishment of a new CSIRT and collaboration among CSIRTs;
  4. Gather and disseminate technical information on computer security incidents and vulnerabilities and security fixes, and other security information, as well as issue alerts and warnings;
  5. Provide research and analysis of computer security incidents;
  6. Conduct research on security related technologies; and
  7. Increase awareness and understanding of information security and the technical knowledge through education and training.

Brief History

1992
Began its activity as a Security Task Force of JEPG/IP*1by the volunteers
1996.10
Established as an organization under the name of Japan Computer Emergency Response Center (English name was JPCERT/CC).
1997.6
1997.6 Joined APSIRC Working Group of APNG.*2  Dr. Suguru Yamaguchi served as a Chair of the working group since 1997.6.
1998.8
Joined Forum of Incident Response and Security Teams (FIRST).*3  JPCERT/CC was the first to become a member of this internationally recognized body from Japan.
2002.2
Organized Asia Pacific Security Incident Response Coordination (APSIRC) Conference held in Tokyo, Japan.
2003.2
Helped establish Asia Pacific Computer Emergency Response Team (APCERT) and was appointed as a Secretariat for APCERT.*4
2003.3
Registered publicly and obtained a legal status. JPCERT/CC became an independent non-profit organization.


*1
JEPG/IP (Japan Engineering and Planning Group on IP) is the oldest Internet related independent group which conducts technical research and study and recommends necessary issues in order to foster a smooth operation and development of the Internet. The organization held an annual meeting called IP Meeting since 1990. The annual meeting is still held as "Internet Week" and currently organized by Japan Network Information Center (JPNIC), a national Internet address registry of Japan.
*2
APNG (Asia Pacific Networking Group) is a mother body of many regional Internet related organizations, called AP* organizations such as APNIC, APIA, APRICOT, APTld, including APSIRC.
*3
FIRST is a coalition of CSIRTs, bringing together a variety of computer security incident response teams from government, commercial, and academic organizations. FIRST aims to foster cooperation and coordination in incident prevention, to prompt rapid reaction to incidents, and to promote information sharing among members and the community at large.
*4
APSIRC stands for Asia Pacific Security Incident Response Coordination, and its aim is to foster close collaborations among the CSIRTs in the region. In February 2003, the name has been changed to Asia Pacific Computer Emergency Response Team (APCERT), and it continues to carry out the original mission. JPCERT/CC is currently serving as a Secretariat for APCERT.