Tokyo police to create dediated unit against cyberattacks
Jiji -- Mar 07
Tokyo's Metropolitan Police Department will establish a new division specialized in fight against cyberattacks on April 1, the police decided Monday.

The so-called cyberattack response center, to be set up within the MPD's Public Security Bureau, will be staffed with some 100 officers.

The center will have two deputy chiefs, with one deputy taking charge of public-private cooperation in preventing attack damage from spreading and the other leading investigations into attacks.

Currently, a team of less than 100 officers at the bureau's general affairs section is responding to cyberattacks.

警視庁は、サイバー攻撃などの脅威が深刻化していることを受け、100人規模の専門の捜査チームを新たに作ることを発表しました。
News sources: Jiji, ANNnewsCH
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