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IT Strategy

Establish IT infrastructure that allows for quick, secure, and cost–effective adoption of new digital technologies and accelerate our structural reforms

Enhance our ability to adopt new digital technologies for implementing our business strategy

At Mizuho, we are striving to enhance our ability to adopt new digital technologies in order to stay ahead of the changing times and implement our business strategy in a timely and cost–effective manner.

The starting point for our initiatives is our new core banking system, MINORI, which we began migrating to in June 2018.

MINORI employs a simplified structure that allows for combining and reusing function–segmented programs and for easily connecting with external IT systems.

By leveraging MINORI to integrate with APIs and other tools, we will proactively advance our open collaboration with public cloud and fintech firms. Further, we will aim to streamline product and service development and investment with technologies such as AI and RPA and, in doing so, provide new products and services meeting our customers' needs quickly and at attractive price points.

Features of MINORI
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Controlling the new risks that accompany digitalization

The advance of digitalization is connecting a range of things and services, and the increased usage of digital technology is creating new risks. In order to provide safe and reliable financial services to our customers, we must address these risks, in particular by enhancing our cybersecurity systems.

As we stated in the Declaration of Cybersecurity Management that we released in June 2018, we consider cyberattacks to be one of the top risks for our business.

With Mizuho–CIRT1 taking the lead, we have assigned highlevel professionals and are drawing on intelligence and cutting–edge technology developed in collaboration with external specialist organizations, while also taking initiatives to strengthen our global strategic resilience capabilities across the group. These include monitoring via integrated SOC2, analyzing computer viruses, developing multilayer defense systems, and other measures.

  • 1.Cyber Incident Response Team
  • 2.Security Operation Center
Cybersecurity at Mizuho
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