NSA Japan cyber briefing
Apr. 24 2017 — 8:48a.m.
SECRETUSWNOFORN To USA, JPN) Topic: NSA Assistance to Japanese Directorate for SIGINT in Developing Capabilities to Provide SIGINT Suppon to CND. (U) Background: The Japanese Directorate for SIGINT (DFS) has been tasked to start providing SIGINT support to CND. They have approached NSA for help in developing such a capability. The impetus for this comes from the Cabinet Intelligence and Research Organization (c1110) which has been designated the Japanese lead for cyber. IAD will need to engage CIRO and craft an MOU covering responsihilities/agreements on both sides. -- head of CR0, visited NSA on 10 Sep 2012 for cyber related discussions. Cyber was also a significant topic of discussion during the visit of DIR DPS. in November 2012 and other recent seniorJapanese visits. The major focus of and his delegation is cyber related. TO USA) JPN) Recem Actions: - At the June 2012 USsJapan Strategic Planning Conference (SPC) in Japan. we briefed the DPS about Chinese cyber activities and on how we produce foreign intelligence on those same activities. - DFS has already assigned two career SIGINT professionals to focus fullslime on Chinese cyber activities. - We provided DFS with a list selectors that we use to collect information about Chinese cyber actors. DFS feedback states that these have so far not produced any useful collection. We are discussing with the DPS ways to improve this. - At the we also offered to a. st DFS in identifying platform training which would benefit their newly assigned cyber analys . - During his January 2013 visit to Japan briefed both CIRO and the DFS leadership on how we develop reportab SIGINT In ormation on Chinese cyber activities. Following the briefing to DPS. --ohserved that he now understands how his organization should tackle the task of SIGINT collection analysis and reporting on Chinese cyber actors. (U) Talking Points: - Direclor's Talking Points: (U) Key Points: - TO USA, JPN) Assure --that we will do what we can to support the DPS in standing up a SIGINT support to CND capability. - TO USA. JPN) Solicit -- comments on Japan's cyber architecture. organizations. and authorities and ask for feedback on discussions held in Japan in January. Derived From: 1752 Dated 20070108 DeclassifyOn 20380101 SECRETUSWNOFORN
SECRET//SI//NOFORN (S//NF) Potential Landmine: None. (U) Date of Material: 29 January 2013 (U//FOUO) Originator: Mr. S2B Office of China and Korea, , Senior China Strategist and Mission Advisor, (U//FOUO) Alt. POC: Korea, , Foreign Affairs Officer, S2B Office of China and (U//FOUO) Classification Review by: SECRET//SI//NOFORN , CAO, S2B,