[Cocon Co., Ltd.] Cocon establishes “Zero Zero One Co., Ltd.” a subsidiary specializing in IoT security

Cocon Corporation Established “ Zero Zero One Co., Ltd.
”, a subsidiary specializing in Cocon and IoT security ~ Development support for secure IoT devices for developers and start of awareness raising activities for safe and secure use from October 2019 ~ …………………………………………………………………………………………… Cocon Co., Ltd.
(Headquarters: Shibuya-ku, Tokyo, President and CEO: Shinya Kuratomi, hereinafter referred to as “Cocon”) is a new subsidiary specializing in IoT security, “Zero Zero One” (Headquarters: Shibuya-ku, Tokyo, Representative) Director and CEO: Yuichi Sugawara, “Zero Zero One” has been established.

From left to right: Cocon Kuratomi Shinya, Zero Zero One Co., Ltd.
Katsuhiko Sato, Yuichi Sugawara, Satoshi Sugano
■ Background of establishment In recent years, while IoT devices are becoming more popular, cyber attacks targeting IoT devices are increasing due to the large number of devices and difficult management.
In the “NOTICE” (* 1) initiative jointly conducted by the Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications and the National Institute of Information and Communications Technology (NICT), it is possible to log in by setting inappropriate IDs and passwords, etc., until June 2019 It was reported that there were 147 IoT devices that were subject to alert (* 2).
Under these circumstances, Cocon started research and development on threat visualization in IoT devices as the Cocon Technology Laboratory (* 3) in August 2019.
We have visualized the vulnerabilities of IoT devices currently used in Japan, and have been working on mitigating security risks caused by IoT devices.
This time, we want to make sure that IoT devices can ensure appropriate security quality from the development process, and to make the world where IoT devices can be used safely and securely so that they do not become victims or perpetrators without the user’s knowledge.
So we spun out the project and established Zero Zero One.
With the establishment of Zero Zero One, Yuichi Sakakibara will be appointed as the representative director and CEO, and Katsuhiko Sato, who is acting as the head of the IoT analysis technology team in the Cocon Technology Laboratory, will become the representative director and CTO.
In addition, Satoshi Sugano (concurrently serving as Representative Director of Lepidum Co., Ltd.) and Daikon Katsurakawa, who has been commercialized as the director of the COCON Technology Laboratory, will work together as members of the COCON Group.
(* 1) NOTICE (National Operation Towards IoT Clean Environment) may be misused for cyber attacks by accessing IoT devices through collaboration between the Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications, National Institute of Information and Communications Technology (NICT) and Internet providers.
This is an effort to investigate a device with a warning and alert the user of the device.
(Implemented from Wednesday, February 20, 2019) (* 2) Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications: See “Implementation of alerts to users of vulnerable IoT devices and IoT devices infected with malware”.
(* 3) The Cocon Technology Laboratory was established in July 2018 to maintain and improve the R & D capabilities of group companies.

■ Future outlook Security consulting services for IoT devices will start in October 2019.
The search engine Karma, which visualizes the results of various information collection including OSINT (* 4), is scheduled to start in June 2020.
(* 4) OSINT is an abbreviation for open source intelligence.
A method of collecting confidential information from publicly available information such as newspapers, magazines, television, and the Internet.
About Zero Zero One Co., Ltd.
Zero Zero One provides support for IoT device developers to eliminate security concerns at the design stage and prevent unexpected threats, while also enlightening them to use IoT devices safely and securely.
It is a company that performs.
We were born to remove the security concerns of an era when it was natural to connect to the Internet with the spread of IoT.
The pillars of the business are Karma, a search engine that visualizes various information including OSINT, and consulting services for safer product development.

■ Representative Director and CEO Yuichi Hagiwara Engaged in operations such as designing cryptographic modules and negotiating with overseas companies at domestic companies.
After that, he joined Symantec Corporation and oversees advisory services independent of products.
Manages more than 10 consultants, launches new businesses and expands existing services.
Incumbent from October 2019.
In addition to extensive knowledge of security, he is good at external negotiations.

■ Zero Zero One Company Profile Company name Zero Zero One Co., Ltd.
Representative Yuichi Sugawara, Representative Director and CEO, Katsuhiko Sato, Representative Director and CTO Established August 23, 2019 Capital 50 million yen Location: 3-12 1-1 Honcho, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo Sumitomo Real Estate Nishi Shinjuku Building, Building 6, 7F Business content System analysis, consulting services, research, enlightenment activities, etc.
for IoT devices URL https://www.00one.jp/ About Cocon Corporation Cocon has strengths in technology areas such as cyber security, cryptography, and artificial intelligence, and branding / design areas such as brand strategy and UI / UX design.
While respecting the business and organizational culture of each group company, highly specialized human resources who share the knowledge and know-how to solve next-generation social issues co-create innovations of group companies and client companies.
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■ Company Overview Company name Representative President and Representative Director Shinya Kuratomi Established February 22, 2013 Capital 3,875.89 million yen (including capital surplus) Address: 7th Floor, Sumitomo Real Estate Nishi-Shinjuku Building, No.
12-3-1 Honcho, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo Business description Applied research on artificial intelligence, cyber security, and cryptography, consulting, social implementation through software development, operation of crowdsourcing platform URL https://cocon-corporation.com/

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