G7 Ise-Shima Cyber Group (ISCG)
On October 14, the first meeting of the "Ise-Shima Cyber Group (ISCG)," a new G7 working group on cyber which G7 leaders decided to establish at the Ise-Shima Summit in May this year, was held under the chairmanship of Japan (Mr. Koichi Mizushima, Japan's Ambassador in charge of Cyber Policy and Deputy Director-General of Foreign Policy Bureau).
The delegations discussed the current cybersecurity environment and had a frank discussion on how to promote international law, norms, confidence building measures and capacity building in order to increase stability and security in cyberspace.
The G7 delegations will continue to work together on cyber policy issues and hold the second meeting of the ISCG early next year toward the next G7 summit in Italy.
(Note) The delegates from the G7 member states include:
- Japan: Mr. Koichi Mizushima, Japan's Ambassador in charge of Cyber Policy and Deputy Director-General of Foreign Policy Bureau; Dr. Ikuo Misumi, Cabinet Councillor, Deputy Director-General, National center of Incident readiness and Strategy for Cybersecurity, Cabinet Secretariat
- Italy: Mr. Marco Lapadura, Deputy Head of Office for Disarmament, Non-Proliferation and Arms Control, Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation
- Canada: Mr. Michael Walma, Director and Cyber Foreign Policy Coordinator, the Department of Foreign Affairs, Trade and Development
- France: Mr. Leonard Rolland, Senior Adviser for Cybersecurity International Policy, Ministry of Foreign Affairs
- The United States: Mr. Chris Painter, Coordinator for Cyber Issues, Department of State
- The United Kingdom: Ms. Sarah Taylor, Director Cyber Policy, National Security Directorate, Foreign and Commonwealth Office
- Germany: Mr. Karsten Geier, Head, Cyber Policy Coordination Staff, Federal Foreign Office
- The European Union: Mr. Wiktor Staniecki, First Secretary, Political Section, the EU Delegation to Japan
Source: Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Japan