Shintaro Watanabe

Shintaro Watanabe is a seasoned security professional specializing in incident handling and information security planning. He currently serves as a Senior Expert in the Cybersecurity Division at JCOM Co., Ltd., which is the largest cable television operator in Japan. In this role, he has developed comprehensive cybersecurity controls for LAN/WAN environments, ISP systems, and broadcast facilities. He also leads incident response and digital forensics initiatives and provides guidance and oversight for the Security Operations Center (SOC). 

A skilled incident handler, Shintaro excels beyond the role of a specialized consultant. He effectively negotiates with stakeholders and establishes clear protocols for tracking progress and enhancing the organization's cybersecurity posture. 

Furthermore, Shintaro actively participates in several key organizations, including the ICT Information Sharing and Analysis Center (ICT-ISAC) Japan, the Cyber Risk Intelligence Center - Cross Sectors Forum (CRIC CSF), and the Japan Cable and Telecommunications Association (JCTA). He holds numerous certifications including CISA, CISSP, GCIA, GDSA, GCIH, GPEN, GWAPT, GCFA, GNFA and GREM. 

In his leisure time, Shintaro enjoys exploring data visualization with RStudio, a software environment for statistical computing. He often remarks, "If I weren't an incident handler, I would have been a statistician."

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