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Spring Verdure Issue (May. 2013)


Increasing the speed and safety of municipal support for disaster victims

Developing information security services using cloud service

Together with Tokai University, Hitachi, Ltd., NEC Corporation and KDDI R&D Laboratories, the Katto Laboratory (Faculty of Science and Engineering, Waseda University) has developed information security technology which uses cloud service to provide fast and safe municipal support for disaster victims.

Following the Great East Japan Earthquake, there has been a movement for using cloud services to realize low-cost administrative systems which are resistant to disasters. At the same time, due to the cloud characteristic of sharing resources via an open network, there is increased concern regarding the risk of information leakage. The new technology responds to demands for swiftly establishing cloud services and ensuring information security.

From January 2013, the joint research group has cooperated with municipal officials to conduct a demonstration test with participation from citizens in regions affected by the Great East Japan Earthquake. In the future, the technology will serve as a basis for contributing to smooth support for disaster victims.

Image of the municipal system for supporting disaster victims by using the newly developed authentication infrastructure technology