Tokyo Metropolitan Police Department (TMPD) has announced a new partnership with (ISC)², the world’s largest nonprofit association of certified cybersecurity professionals.
The partnership will see the TMPD adopt (ISC)2 credentials for selected members within law enforcement agencies throughout Japan and will provision official Common Body of Knowledge (CBK) training classes to offer its officers the highest quality cybersecurity training.
The increase in global cybercrime is leading law enforcement agencies to augment their traditional law enforcement tactics and toolsets to include cybersecurity expertise. By encouraging members of its agency to earn the CISSP, the TMPD is ensuring that its staff has the requisite skills to understand, investigate and prosecute cybercrime.
“It’s become increasingly important that we arm our law enforcement and government agencies with the tools they need to keep us safe and secure in digital environments, and the Tokyo Metropolitan Police Department is taking steps to grow cybersecurity competencies within Japan,” said Wesley Simpson, COO, Chief Operating Officer, (ISC)².
“The fact that an agency as prestigious as the TMPD selected the CISSP as its measuring stick for cybersecurity skills further validates the value and trust that our industry places in the certification.
“(ISC)2 certifications represent a standard of proficiency and excellence that we expect from our men and women fighting on the front lines of cybersecurity,” said Matsushita Tokuya, Deputy Director of Cyber Security Control Task Force and Assistant Commissioner at the Tokyo Metropolitan Police Department.
“This partnership will help us access the best training available in the market so that we can better protect and serve the people of Tokyo.”
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