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Japanese companies must take cybersecurity more seriously

Situation will almost certainly get worse before it gets better

| Japan
For the moment, the malefactors have the advantage.   © Europa Press/AP

David J. Farber is distinguished professor and co-director of the Cyber Civilization Research Center at Keio University in Tokyo. Dan Gillmor, professor of practice at Arizona State University, is a senior fellow at Keio's Cyber Civilization Research Center.

The Japanese government will order the nation's major infrastructure companies in industries such as telecommunications, finance and transportation to start taking digital defense more seriously. The move is welcome, if overdue.

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