Message from the Representative Director & CEO
Information Security Inc. was established in September 2014 with the aim to nurture personnel highly knowledgeable in cybersecurity and highly skilled in forensics to protect Japan’s information infrastructure from security threats.
2014 was the year cyberattacks were causing increasingly severe damages. It was disturbing that the idea “a security expert is only able to protect the customer they are responsible for” was the norm for the security industry. Security levels in regional areas were also decreasing due to labor forces becoming concentrated in the larger cities. During this time I saw that providing quality security services even in those regional areas was essential to maintaining and improving Japan’s security standards.
This situation motivated me to establish a company in Kobe City which specializes in information security. We started with a small team but now we have welcomed the highly skilled and experienced from large IT enterprises and top foreign internet security companies. Our focus is not confined within Japan but it is directed globally.
I believe in order to provide high quality service, employees need a working environment free of worries. We make effort to increase employee satisfaction. Our employees are provided with adequate leave, naturally, lunch, flexible working locations and work hours and a motivating work environment. We respect the values and lifestyles of our employees and giving them the private time they need away from work increases quality and efficiency during work hours.
Our mission at Information Security Inc. is to contribute to increasing the world’s security levels by spreading awareness through protecting our clients’ important information and data. We are constantly listening to the needs of our clients, and never stop making effort to protect from and respond to the ever-increasing cases of cyberattacks.
Suzuki is a certified information security auditor. Prior to founding the company, he was a system administrator and security consultant at a telecommunication corporation, then CTO at a start-up company. He has provided information security services to the Hyogo Prefectural Government for over 10 years, including security program development, malware statistics analysis, network and digital forensics, penetration testing and information security audits. Information Security Inc. has continued this service and expanded services to other government ministries, independent administrative institutions, local government bodies and the private sector. He holds a Master of Economics in Statistical Analysis.
|Company Name||Information Security, Inc. (iSEC)|
|Business Areas||a.【Information Security Support】
Handling of all kinds of security framework, Awareness raising, Education, IT Architect, Handling of incidents
b.【Information Security Operations】
Forensics and other security phenomenon advanced analysis, NOC and SOC (Network operations, Log analysis, Malware analysis)
c.【Information Security Development】
Firewall, IPS・IDS, Anti-virus measures, Verification, VDI, Development of encryption and other security products
|Date Founded||September 2, 2014|
|Company Address||・Head Office
3F, 7F, 8F Seihokushin Bldg. 4-9-26 Kitanagasadori, Chuo-ku, Kobe, Hyogo, 650-0012 JAPAN
|Executive Officers||Representative Director: Yoshihisa Suzuki
Executive Manager: Tomoki Shakudo
Senior Advisor: Koichi Onodera
|Fiscal Year End||March|
|Associate Company||iSEC Laboratory Inc.
Corporate Number: 6140001109597
TDB Company Code: 296025131
|Main Financing Bank||MUFG Bank, Ltd.
Hyogo Shinkin Bank
Japan Finance Corporation
|Contact Details||TEL: 078-381-8980 (Trunkline)
CONTACT FORM: https://isec.ne.jp/inquiry/
|Partners||Canon IT Solutions Inc. / Dell Inc. / ESET, spol. s r.o. / GREYCORTEX s.r.o /
NEC Networks & System Integration Corporation / Palo Alto Networks, Inc.
|Affiliations||Japan Card Data Security Consortium (JCDSC)
Japan Embedded Systems Technology Association (JASA）
Japan Israel Chamber of Commerce (JICC)
Japan Network Security Association (JNSA)
Cloud Information Security Promotion Alliance (JCISPA)
Kansai Institute of Information Systems (KIIS)
|Licenses||Registered with Ministry of Economy, Trade, and Industry as Information Security Audit Firm
Registered with Ministry of Economy, Trade, and Industry as IT Deployment Support Service Provider
Ministerial Research and Development Management System (e-Rad) (Research Institution Number: 6075013876)
Telecommunications Carrier (License Number: C-26-01736)
Unified License to Tender for Central Government Agencies (Trader code: 0000168384)
License to tender for goods for the Osaka Prefectural Government
License to tender for goods for the Hyogo Prefectural Government
License to tender for goods for the Kyoto Prefectural Government
License to tender for goods for the Nara City Government
Accreditation by the Small and Medium Enterprise Agency for Business Growth Planning
Award for Excellent Company by the Hyogo Small and Medium Enterprise Technical and Business Evaluation System
|Certifications||Certified Auditor for Information Security (CAIS)
Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP)
Registered Information Security Specialist (RISS)
Information Security Management System (ISO/IEC 27001:2013 4208632) [Head Office]
|1||Representative Director & CEO||Business planning, Risk management, General management||–|
|2||Internal Audit Office||Accounting audits, Operational audits (security audits, product quality audits, internal misconduct audits, labor audits)||–|
|3||iSEC-SIRT||Security Incident Response Team (Damage control, Investigation and research, Reporting, Preventive measures development and implementation)||–|
|4||CEO’s Office||◇ Assistant to CEO: department coordination, external business coordination, internal announcements, recruitment, employee training, maintaining working environment, information analysis and review
◇ Business Strategy: product and service planning, marketing, business partnerships, international legal affairs and credit management, market research, business improvement, information analysis and review
◇ Management Strategy: business planning, risk management, improvement of management affairs, information analysis and review
|◇ Assistant to CEO
◇ Business Strategy
◇ Management Strategy
|5||Corporate Planning Office||Definition of corporate strategies and goals, as well as implementation plans||–|
|6||Security Business Sales Department||Sales of cybersecurity products and provision of supplementary services||078-381-8977|
|7||Security Operations Department||Security event advanced analysis (e.g. forensics), Security intelligence reports, NOC and SOC (e.g. network operations, log analysis, malware analysis), Security diagnosis (e.g. penetration tests)||◇Public Sector
|8||Security Solution Department||Consulting on cybersecurity system integration, architecture, etc. and business development, Deployment of security products and services, Security assessment of corporate environments||–|
|9||Cyber Training Department||Cyber Range control system for OT environments, CSIRT training, Technical seminars for SOC professionals to improve skills, Training services for targeted email attacks||–|
|10||Product and Service Development Group||◇ Planning・Development
Research on Japanese and global companies and their products, Development of security services and products
Market research and publicity
◇ Cybersecurity Research
Technical research on cybersecurity, security architectures and data security.
Vulnerability analysis on external networks and IoT devices and their functions.
Quality assessment of systems and functions.
|11||System Integration Group||Consulting on cybersecurity system integration, architecture, etc. and business development||078-381-8972|
|12||General and Legal Affairs Dept.||◇ General Affairs: internal affairs, trading business, managerial accounting, general affairs, classified document management, internal event planning, management support, internal system management, IT strategy, IT assets management infrastructure (construction, operation and maintenance), financial strategy planning, fundraising
◇ Legal Affairs: Contracts (Japan) , laws and regulations check
|13||Human Resource Dept.||◇ Human Resources: Human resource planning, Recruitment, Employee training, Assessment, Labor
◇ Education: Career development planning, Human resource development
◇ Internal Public Relations: information of new products and new employees
Note: ‘iSEC-SIRT’ is the security incident response department. We prevent damage from spreading, gather and notify of related information and suggest strategies to prevent a reoccurrence. The ‘Business Strategy Committee’ is a committee established ad hoc for the purpose of making and implementing strategic decisions.
We aim to be a company that values the creativity of our people that contributes to the development of the society by suggesting and providing an optimal and high quality IT service.
- We strive to develop high quality service, to make sustainable improvements, and to enhance and stabilize the quality of our service.
- We put utmost importance on a relationship with our clients based on trust and constant dialogue, and provide satisfaction and inspiration by providing them with the quality that they seek.
- We put effort in making our employees grow in a flexible and progressive working environment, which respects each and every person’s individuality.
Head Office (Kobe)
- 2 minutes’ walk from East Exit of JR Motomachi station
- 3 minutes’ walk from West Exit of Motomachi station (Hanshin Electric Railway)
- 5 minutes’ walk from East-2 Exit of Kenchō-mae station (Kobe Municipal Subway)