Information Security

  The Japanese police promote effective information security measures since they deal with confidential police data such as personal information on criminal investigation driver’s license.

Security Measures of Police WAN System

  Police WAN (Wide Area Network) System is a core information system of the NPA. It is equipped with the functions of sending e-mails, sharing information on bulletin boards, etc.
  The NPA operates it independently within a closed information network. To prevent a leakage of police information and to keep information security, it is unable to connect to the Internet.

Security Measures of NPA's Website

  For the purpose of realizing information security concerning e-Government strategy, the NPA has promoted continuous reforms of internal business by enhancing use and sharing of information. Thus, the NPA has run police website since July 1997 to provide public with various police-related information and to receive diverse opinions from people. NPA also takes measures against threats of cyber attack such as DDoS attack.

DDoS (Distributed Denial of Service) attack
  DDoS is a kind of cyber attack conducted by enormous numbers of PCs. The PCs maliciously attempt to access particular computer systems many times repeatedly, then make the systems fail to provide their services correctly.