The debate over whether computer or security expertise should dominate a CISO’s credentials is long, but rarely has someone tilted the balance as far as Yoshitaka Sakurada, cybersecurity strategy chief for the Japanese government. Sakurada says he’s never used a computer.
The revelation came in response to a question from a lawmaker in the lower house of the Diet. When the lawmaker expressed amazement that the person setting cybersecurity strategy has never used a computer, Sakurada responded, “It’s a matter that should be dealt with by the government as a whole. I am confident that I am not at fault.”
Sakurada became cyber minister in October after a cabinet shuffling in Prime Minister Sinzo Abe’s government.
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