The threat of cyberattacks is increasing worldwide. On May 10, 2021, a fuel pipeline company in the U.S. suffered a cyberattack that forced it to temporarily suspend operations, causing gasoline shortages and other problems in the surrounding areas.
The spread of IoT technologies is spurring the rapid digitalization of critical infrastructure such as energy and railways. When such critical infrastructure suffers a cyberattack, people's lives are severely disrupted. In light of these circumstances, the Japanese government has set forth a national policy for strengthening cybersecurity.
Against this backdrop, on June 1, 2021, Hitachi, Ltd. began offering ONLINE NxSeTA, which is a service that enables online training for mitigating cyberattacks on critical infrastructure. According to Mitsuaki Ishiba of the Service Platform Business Division Group, Hitachi, Ltd.: "We need to strengthen organizational incident response capability and to bolster security human resources development through practical training."