Last August, a 5-day security camp was accordingly conducted in the country through IPA or the Information-Technology Promotion Agency.
Experts taught students, aged 16-22, about computer viruses and cyber terrorism. Two hundred fifty chosen participants also engaged in a hacking competition.
“It is essential to have young hackers with initiative to cope with sophisticated attacks,” Masahiro Uemura, head of the information security policy section at the Ministry of Economy said.
That biggest hacking competition is part of Japan’s need to recruit cyber warriors.