Mihoko Matsubara

Chief Cybersecurity Strategist
NTT Corporation

Mihoko Matsubara is Chief Cybersecurity Strategist, NTT Corporation, Tokyo, being responsible for cybersecurity thought leadership. She served at the Japanese Ministry of Defense before her MA at the Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies on Fulbright.

Prior to joining NTT, she worked as Vice President and Public Sector Chief Security Officer for Asia-Pacific at Palo Alto Networks. She served on Japanese government’s cybersecurity R&D policy committee between 2014 and 2018.

She is Adjunct Fellow at the Pacific Forum, Honolulu, and Associate Fellow for Cyber at the International Institute for Strategic Studies, London. She published a cybersecurity book in Japanese from the Shinchosha Publishing Co., Ltd. in 2019, which won an award by the Okawa Foundation for Information and Telecommunications in JFY 2020.

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