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Group Membership

IIJ aims to create secure communication infrastructure that all people can rely on. To that end, we are involved in a range of activities related to the development and popularization of Internet technology, including efforts to create international standards for said technology, and security activities that contribute to building a safe Internet society. Here we introduce some of the groups that we are members of.

Initiatives related to the development and popularization of Internet technology

An international standardization organization for Internet technology. IIJ was a founding member, and is currently involved in the standardization of technology as a gold member company.

Telecom Services Association
(Japanese text only.)

A group whose activities are aimed at creating diverse information services and developing a healthy competitive market to build a safe and secure telecommunication network society. IIJ serves on the board of directors, and plays an active role in its activities.

A council with the goal of popularizing and advancing IPv6 by bringing together a wide range of relevant organizations, including industry, academia and government, as well as the National Institute of Information and Communications Technology. IIJ launched its IPv6 backbone ahead of other companies in Japan, and serves on the council's board of directors, working to spread IPv6 adoption.

An organization established to improve the safety of cryptographic protocols for authentication and the protection of privacy, with the goal of promoting the safe and secure use of networks. IIJ serves as secretary, and is engaged in popularizing secure cryptographic protocols to foster safe and secure network usage in the future.

Main Security Activities

An international organization that responds to security incidents. It plays an active role in building a safe Internet society through collaborative countermeasures and information sharing in response to incidents.

ICT-ISAC Japan
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A group that acts to ensure the security of the telecommunications sector, which is part of Japan's critical infrastructure. IIJ has served as a member since the preparatory phase of Telecom-ISAC Japan, a predecessor organization of ICT-ISAC Japan. We remain a full member today, and still take part in its activities.

A nonprofit corporation that aims to spread and promote information security and resolve its various challenges to contribute to the healthy development of cybersociety. IIJ serves in an executive position, and works toward improving information security levels by performing surveys and providing information regarding current information security.

A trade association that aims to promote security operation services for IT system operation and improve their quality. IIJ participates as a founding member, and currently serves as the leader of the Targeted Attack Countermeasure Evaluation Working Group. We are involved in conducting fact-finding surveys on targeted attacks, as well as evaluating protective measures and performing proof-of-concept tests.

An association established to respond to situations that threaten Japan's computer security, and build a close collaborative system between CSIRTs in corporations active in Japan. IIJ continues to be active as a founding member of the association.

NPO Institute of Digital Forensics
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A research society established to help realize a healthy IT society by popularizing and promoting digital forensics. IIJ is actively involved in tackling information security issues as a full member.

Activities promoting cloud computing

Japan Cloud Consortium (JCC)
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A nongovernment organization that makes suggestions on information sharing as well as the identification and resolution of issues to promote the dissemination and development of cloud services. The Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications and Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry serve as observers, with industry, academia and government collaborating on activities. IIJ was an inaugural member, and promotes a range of initiatives.

A group established to develop and support cloud, ASP, SaaS, and data center operations. IIJ is active as a full member.

A committee that conducts activities regarding all-around cloud information security measures, including methods for formulating and monitoring cloud information security management criteria, as well as methods for disclosing information to users. IIJ plays an active role, including taking part as a member of its technology and international standardization working groups.

Anti-spam measure initiatives

An international working group that carries out anti-spam measures, etc. IIJ was the only participant from Japan when it was established, and we have applied international initiatives and technology to our services in Japan at a swift pace.

An industry-academic-government collaboration involved with anti-spam measures. Since 2013 IIJ has served as acting chairperson on the council (parent committee), and as a member of the board of governors, while also presiding as chief examiner for the Sender Authentication Technology Workgroup. We contribute to promoting anti-spam measures through activities such as the popularization of sender authentication technology.

Development of software and other technology

An organization established to popularize and develop Ruby, with the goal of resolving issues related to the use of Ruby in the enterprise domain. IIJ supported the establishment of the association, and is now actively promoting the spread and development of Ruby by serving as a member of the governing board.

BSD Business Association
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A private organization composed of BSD user companies, BSD support companies, and BSD experts. IIJ serves on the board of directors for the organization, and contributes to activities promoting the business use of BSD, a UNIX-compatible open source operating system (OS).

OpenID Foundation Japan (OIDF-J)
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A group that carries out activities to promote and educate people in Japan about the "OpenID" Internet user authentication technology, to support its internationalization. IIJ is involved in these promotional activities as a corporate member.

Initiatives related to the safe use of the Internet

An association for gathering information and sharing opinions with regard to improving the Internet usage environment, as well as discussing its development. IIJ was a founding member, and currently serves as secretary. Through our activities we are working towards building a better Internet usage environment.

This council aims to contribute to a safer and more secure information and communication society by promoting rules and etiquette regarding the safe and secure use of information and communication, and fostering an understanding of the importance of information security. Its goal is to protect users of information and communication, and facilitating proper usage.

A group that aims to contribute to a safe Internet environment through activities such as helping to prevent the circulation of illegal content via the Internet. IIJ has been active as a member since it was established.

Training human resources to support IT infrastructure

AITAC
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An organization aimed at training human resources who have both network and computing skills, with the ability to utilize and apply software resources such as virtualization and external cloud solutions, and operate and manage IT infrastructure in the IoT era. IIJ is active as a full member.


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