Mihoko MatsubaraMihoko Matsubara
Chief Cyber Security Strategist, NTT Japan

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 the Japanese government’s cybersecurity R&D policy committee between 2014 and 2018.

She is Associate Fellow for Cyber at the International Institute for Strategic Studies, London; Adjunct Fellow at the Pacific Forum, Honolulu; and Non-resident Scholar at Sasakawa USA, Washington DC. 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. She also contributed “Japan’s 5G Security Strategy and Competition in Emerging Technologies” to the Strategic Japan project (Competition in New Domains) at the Center for Strategic and International Studies’ Japan Chair in 2022.