Several of Japan’s governmental and non-governmental agencies have teamed up to promote the “Cyber Security Awareness Month” in the country. And what better way get the word out than get a classic anime with a huge cybernetic theme to help out? The National Center of Incident Readiness and Strategy for Cybersecurity (NISC), Information-technology Promotion Agency (IPA) and Japan Network Security Association (JNSA) are all teaming up with Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex to promote security in the internet through a very special and fitting collaboration.


In a world where cyber-attacks are increasing, Ghost in the Shell truly fits the bill as the anime of choice. Production I.G., the animation studio which animated Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex, is also helping out by creating and distributing posters to help spread awareness. The posters will be distributed from 1 February until 18 March.


The National Center of Incident Readiness and Strategy for Cybersecurity (NISC) is a new organization in Japan, which was just created earlier this month to strengthen measures against computer attacks. The “Cyber Security Awareness Month” is just part of the organization’s campaign to protect people from such cyber attacks by spreading awareness and knowing how to deal with them. The promotion also ties in with the Ghost in the Shell REALIZE project, which aims to bring the technology used in the SciFi classic to real life.

Source: Crunchyroll