Japan and the United States, in their first talks on cyber issues, agreed that
cyberattacks threaten national security, the U.S. State Department said Friday.
The U.S.-Japan Cyber Dialogue "reflects our nations' broad engagement and long-standing cooperation on important bilateral and global issues," a statement released jointly by the United States and Japan Friday stated.
"The Cyber Dialogue is a consultation for exchanging cyberthreat information, aligning international cyber policies, comparing national cyber strategies, cooperating on planning and efforts to protect critical infrastructure and discussing the cooperation on cyber areas in national defense and security policy," the statement said.
The statement said the U.S.-Japan Cyber Dialogue strengthened bilateral cooperation on a number of issues and bolstered the U.S.-Japan alliance by exchanging information on cyber issues of mutual concern and discussing possible cooperative measures, affirming common objectives in international cyber forum and identifying actions governments and private sector entities can take to secure critical infrastructure, among other things.
The statement said a second U.S.-Japan Cyber Dialogue will be in Washington during the fourth quarter of this year.
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