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June 25, 2018

Mizuho Financial Group, Inc.

Establishment of Cybersecurity Management Declaration

Mizuho Financial Group, Inc. (President & Group CEO: Tatsufumi Sakai) and our group companies1 have established a Cybersecurity Management Declaration taking into consideration the Keidanren Cybersecurity Management Declaration released by the Japan Business Federation (Keidanren) in March 2018.

In order to realize Society 5.02, Keidanren has put forward various proposals to reinforce cybersecurity measures, such as actions to be taken by the public and private sectors, including information sharing and training personnel. In light of this, the Keidanren Cybersecurity Management Declaration broadly shares the purpose of the cybersecurity measures and sets forth the importance of accelerating collaborative efforts among all types of stakeholders in the business community.

Keidanren’s initiatives have helped raise our awareness of the importance of cybersecurity measures. We have therefore formulated a strategy under which we have made cyberattack prevention a top management priority. With Mizuho’s Cyber Incident Response Team taking the lead, we have assigned cybersecurity professionals to this task and are drawing on intelligence and cutting–edge technology developed through partnerships with external specialized agencies, while also taking initiatives to strengthen our strategic resilience capabilities3, which include monitoring via an integrated Security Operation Center, analyzing computer viruses, developing multilayer defense systems, and other measures.

In consideration of Mizuho’s vital role within the social infrastructure as a financial institution, we are proactively implementing cybersecurity measures and doing our part to contribute to building a safe and secure cyberspace environment under our Cybersecurity Management Declaration.

  • 1:Mizuho Bank, Ltd., Mizuho Trust & Banking Co., Ltd., Mizuho Securities Co., Ltd., Asset Management One Co., Ltd., Mizuho Research Institute Ltd., Mizuho Information & Research Institute, Inc., Mizuho Private Wealth Management Co., Ltd., Trust & Custody Services Bank, Ltd.
  • 2:Society 5.0 is a major policy promoted by the Japanese Cabinet Office’s Council for Science, Technology and Innovation for creating a "Super Smart Society" (Society 5.0) through advances in science and technology.
  • 3:To ensure business continuity, emphasize early response/recovery to prevent damage from spreading.

Declaration of Cybersecurity Management