Chief Cybersecurity Strategist, NTT
Mihoko Matsubara is Chief Cybersecurity Strategist, NTT Corporation. She is responsible for public advocacy to strengthen or expand networks with global thought leaders in academia, government and industry by sharing NTT’s and Japan’s cybersecurity efforts. Matsubara worked at the Japanese Ministry of Defense for nine years before receiving a Fulbright Scholarship to pursue an MA at the Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies in Washington DC. Afterward, she accepted a fellowship at Pacific Forum CSIS (now Pacific Forum) in Honolulu to research Japan-US cybersecurity cooperation. Matsubara then joined Hitachi Systems as cybersecurity analyst, and next took a position at Intel K.K., Tokyo, as Cybersecurity Policy Director. Her most recent experience includes Vice President and Public Sector Chief Security Officer (CSO) for Asia-Pacific at Palo Alto Networks. Directly prior, she was CSO Japan for Palo Alto Networks.