Hidetoshi Ohno

Director, Office of IT Security Policy
Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry, Japan

Hidetoshi Ohno has been the director of the IT Security Policy Office of the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI) of Japan since 2001. He is responsible for making policies and rules regarding IT security for e-commerce and e-government such as promoting PKI and evaluating IT products and cryptography for procurement. Before joining METI, he worked in the Ministry of Transport of Japan.

He is a member of the Management Committee for IT Security Evaluation and Certification Scheme, the steering group of the Cryptography Research and Evaluation Committee, and the steering group of the IT Security Promotion Committee in the Cabinet Office.

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