Japan is at risk of cyber attacks on its essential infrastructure by Islamic State, the country’s minister in charge of public safety said in an interview two weeks after a series of lethal terrorist attacks in Paris. Chairperson of the National Public Safety Commission since October, cabinet minister Taro Kono supervises the National Police Agency, meaning he is closely involved with security arrangements as the country prepares for the Group of Seven meeting in Japan next year and the 2020 Tokyo Olympics. Kono didn’t cite any specific Islamic State threats against Japan, though the group has said it considers Japan a target.
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ORIGINAL SOURCE: Bloomberg