Information Security Summit 2021

Challenge of Securing the New Norm - the Remote, Mobile, Decentralised and Virtual Business

Conference: 9 – 10 Mar 2021

Workshops: Mar - May 2021


How I get youth to be involved

A speaker who has launched many international cybersecurity-related conferences and events, and has created a place for security experts to meet across countries. Through many of those events and experiences, she'll showcase her attempts to get young people into the cybersecurity.

Speaker Information

Ms Kana Shinoda



Kana Shinoda is a founder of CODE BLUE, International security conference, and has also been working for APWG as an Asian Region Liaison and a conference manager for years. She used to run Black Hat Japan.

She found CODE BLUE with the purpose of introducing excellent-but-unknown researchers to Japan and the world. The aim of the CODE BLUE security conference is to create official and unofficial relationship between researchers across borders.

She is the woman who established the International Hacker Conference in Japan. This is unusual for women in the very male-dominated hacker industry.

She tried new things at her conference. For example, to encourage young people to join the security industry, she offered a 5 million JPY scholarship to talented U25 speakers, and had student staff take turns attending the sessions.

She also introduced the conference to professionals from different areas, such as lawyers, cyber crime fighters, financial sectors, and IoT vendors. To "change society faster".

Also known as the "mother of hackers" in Japan and neighbouring regions (not a title she volunteers herself) , she also co-founded the GCC (Global Cybersecurity Camp) with other countries. It is a week-long summer camp with state-of-the-art cybersecurity training for talented young students from participating countries.

Each participating country has a slightly different purpose perhaps, but the basic idea is that youths should foster friendships by interacting with young people from other countries before joining the government or companies etc.

Kana truly believes that these kinds of friendships will grow the international mind, and would be helpful in aiding emergency situations cross-borders, and Kana believes this will help build peace in the Asian region, with complex and rich history.