Delta Wall V — Cybersecurity Exercise for the Japanese Financial Sector

Norbert Gehrke
Oct 14 · 3 min read
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Under the guidance of the Financial Services Agency (FSA), the financial regulator in Japan, fifth “Cross-Financial Industry Exercise”, called “Delta Wall V”, has kicked off today, with the aim of further improving the incident response capability of the entire financial industry. It will run until October 21, 2020, with ~110 financial institutions participating. The following is an English translation of the FSA briefing one-pager.

Cybersecurity in the Financial Sector

  • Incidents such as fraudulent deposits/withdrawals and settlements through payment services of fund transfer companies have occurred at multiple financial institutions

Overview of the Exercises to Date

  • Previously, four exercises have been conducted, with a total of 900 people participating from 77 institutions in FY2016, 1,400 from 101 institutions in FY2017, 1,400 from 105 institutions in FY2018, 1,400 in total, and 2,000 from 121 institutions in fiscal 2019

Delta Wall V Scope

  • In mid-October 2020, the Financial Services Agency holds its fifth cross-financial cybersecurity exercise with approximately 110 participants

Features of the Exercises

  • Exercises aimed at confirming the response system and procedures related to sharing of information inside and outside the financial institutions in the event of an incident

Test Cases

Banks

  • Not disclosed based on black box testing

Shinkin Banks, etc.

  • Customer impact due to homepage abnormality

Securities Companies, Insurance, Money Transfer, etc.

  • Leakage of customer information

Crypto-Currency Exchanges

  • Outflow of customer assets

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一般社団法人 (General Incorporated Association) Tokyo FinTech is registered as a non-profit organization in Japan, promoting the domestic ecosystem through innovation

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