Nikkei Report: Japan Becomes the International Standard in Cloud Safety

The International Organization for Standardization (ISO) announced that it would match the safety requirements for cloud services with the Japanese standards by October 2015.

The Japanese Ministry of Economy, Trade, and Industry (METI) also announced that during March it would revise its safety requirements for cloud services based on a provider’s ability to backup or recover lost data. Additional revisions regarding the provider’s ability to regulate data and prepare for cyber attacks would be implemented in its considerations.

In 2012, Yahoo! Inc. lost the websites and emails of approximately 5,600 companies. Due to such incidents, new standards for choosing safe cloud services were demanded.

With the acceptance of the Japanese cloud safety standards into a global framework, Japanese companies aim to more easily earn the trust of foreign markets in a bid to expand exporting its IT services.

Source: Nikkei Shimbun