Local Challenges, Global Solutions - Building Cyber Resilience Together in a Post COVID-19 World


Atsushi Umino

Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications (MIC) (Japan)

Director, Office of the Director-General for Cybersecurity


Mr. Atsushi Umino is Director at the Office of the Director-General for Cybersecurity in the Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications of Japan (MIC) and Vice-Chair of the OECD Working Party on Security in the Digital Economy (SDE). He is also a lecturer at the Faculty of Policy Studies at Chuo University in Japan. He joined the Ministry of Posts and Telecommunications (MPT), currently MIC, in 1994 and since then have been involved in policy making mainly in the field of information and communication technologies. [Work History] April 2021 Lecturer, Faculty of Policy Studies, Chuo University Jan. 2021 Vice-Chair of the OECD Working Party on Security in the Digital Economy (SDE) July 2020 Current position at the MIC July 2018 Director for Evaluation and Inspection, Administrative Evaluation Bureau, MIC July 2016 Director, Road Use Coordination Office, Road Bureau, Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism (MLIT) July 2013 Chief Representative, Research Institute of Telecommunications and Economics (in Washington D.C.) (RITE), Foundation for MultiMedia Communications (FMMC) Aug.2012 Director for Policy Planning, Tariff and Telecommunications Access Policy Division, Telecommunications Bureau, MIC Aug.2011 Director for Policy Coordination (Negotiator), Global ICT Strategy Bureau, MIC July 2009 Associate Professor, Faculty of Economics & Graduate School of Economics, Nagasaki University July 2008 Principal Researcher, Policy Research Department, Institute for Information and Communications Policy (IICP), MIC July 2007 Senior Deputy Director, International Economic Affairs Division, Telecommunications Bureau, MIC Aug.2006 Senior Deputy Director, Postal Policy Division, Postal Services Policy Planning Bureau, MIC July 2004 Deputy Director, Financial Management Division, Local Public Finance Bureau, MIC Aug.2001 Administrator (Policy Analyst), Information, Communications, and Computer Policy (ICCP) Division, Directorate for Science, Technology and Industry (STI), OECD Oct.2020 Acquired M. Phil. at the University of Cambridge Sept.2000 Deputy Director, Fund Management Division, Postal Life Insurance Bureau, Ministry of Posts and telecommunications (MPT) (from 01-2001, MIC) Apr.1994 Joined MPT Mar.1994 Acquired B.A. at the University of Tokyo

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