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ITGS ~ Cybersecurity Minister Has Never Used a Computer

Japan’s new cybersecurity minister has never used a computer before. It appears that he also doesn’t know what a USB drive is, either.


Yoshitaka Sakurada, 68, has come under fire for admitting to his technological ignorance during a parliament session Wednesday. Among other things, Sakurada is in charge of overseeing the 2020 Tokyo Olympics, tasked with making sure the country is safe from hacking activity during the event.


“Since I was 25 years old and independent I have instructed my staff and secretaries,” he said in response to a question from independent lawmaker Masato Imai. “I have never used a computer in my life.”


Read the article by JENNIFER KANG here: https://slate.com/technology/2018/11/japan-cybersecurity-minister-never-used-computer.html


Answer these IB Style ITGS Questions

  1. Define cyber-security (2 marks)

  2. Explain the function and uses of a USB Drive (4 marks)

  3. Explain why a USB Drive may be am issue, regarding the cyber security at nuclear power plants (8 marks)


“I have never used a computer in my life.” Japan’s Cybersecurity Minister

Japan’s Cybersecurity Minister Has Never Used a Computer In His Life

By JENNIFER KANG

NOV 15, 2018

https://slate.com/technology/2018/11/japan-cybersecurity-minister-never-used-computer.html

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