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    Recruit-CSIRT, a team specializing in security measures, receives the "Cybersecurity Encouragement Prizes of Minister for Internal Affairs and Communications”

    Feb 27, 2018 | Recruit

    Recruit-CSIRT, which is mainly operated by Recruit Technologies, has been awarded the 2018 "Cybersecurity Encouragement Prizes of Minister for Internal Affairs and Communications."

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    Seiko Noda, Minister of Internal Affairs and Communications, presented the award to Akiteru Kamoshida, the representative of Recruit-CSIRT.

    About Cybersecurity Encouragement Prizes of Minister for Internal Affairs and Communications

    In order to promote the improvement of cyber security and enhance the security awareness of organizations and society, Minister for Internal Affairs and Communications office invited individuals and groups who have made outstanding cybersecurity achievements in their field of cybersecurity and are expected to play an active role in the future to receive the prestigious award based on their achievements.

    Initiatives of Recruit-CSIRT

    Recruit-CSIRT is the Computer Security Incident Response Team (CSIRT) of the Recruit Group, providing technical services in a wide range of business domains, including sales promotion media, human resources media, and temporary staffing businesses. Active since April 2015, Recruit-CSIRT assists in security incident responses to the Recruit Group companies, monitors the security of the Group's common infrastructure, and promotes measures to improve security during normal times.

    Reasons for receiving award

    Recruit-CSIRT was recognized for its contribution to improving cybersecurity in the private sector by widely sharing its knowledge and experience with the general public.

    Comments from the award winners

    “Thank you very much for the honorable award. We are encouraged to continue improving our cybersecurity efforts and devoting ourselves to further security and development.”

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    Achievement

    Recruit-CSIRT contributed to improving cybersecurity in the private sector through advanced security measures and exemplary CSIRT activities. The measures included sharing detailed information on advanced persistent threat (APT) attacks* that prevented the spread of damage and publicly disclosing the analysis and experience of high-threat vulnerabilities.

    *Source: Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications press release, "Announcement of Recipients of Cybersecurity Encouragement Prizes of Minister for Internal Affairs and Communications.”

    APT attacks: APT attacks are a category of cyber attacks in which an intruder establishes an illicit, long-term presence on a network to mine sensitive data.

    About Recruit Technologies

    Recruit Technologies develops and provides IT and internet marketing technologies for Recruit Group businesses. Its mission is to evolve the businesses of the Recruit Group through expertise and innovation in the IT and internet marketing fields. Recruit Technologies’ mission is to evolve the Recruit Group's business through our expertise and innovation in the IT and Internet marketing fields, and we is working on projects such as "R&D of next-generation technologies and developing new solutions" and "implementation in business."

    • Company: Recruit Technologies

    • Establishment: October 1, 2012

    • Capital: 100 million yen

    • Number of employees: 612 (as of October 1, 2017)

    • Business description: Development and provision of IT and Internet marketing technologies

    • Website: http://recruit-tech.co.jp/

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