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Masato Otaka, second from left, and Paul Nicholas, third from left, discuss cybersecurity at the Mount Fuji Dialogue in Tokyo on Oct. 28.
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Robust cybersecurity requires Japan-US teamwork, Microsoft exec says

Paul Nicholas calls for public-private efforts as global data volume swells

| Japan

TOKYO -- Japan and the U.S. need to join forces to confront the challenge of cybersecurity, Microsoft Senior Director Paul Nicholas said in Tokyo on Saturday.

Nicholas told the Mount Fuji Dialogue -- a conference of politicians and businesspeople -- that a new security framework is needed in light of the world's rapidly growing volume of data. He called for public-private efforts to achieve this.

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