Professor Shozo Naito of The Kyoto College of Graduate Studies for Informatics (KCGI), who has been training cyber special agents for the Kyoto Prefectural Police, was presented with a certificate of appreciation for his contributions. In 2014, the prefectural police established the "Kyoto Cybercrime Study Group" consisting of 31 members from 22 organizations including universities, research institutes, and information and telecommunications companies, with the aim of improving cyber investigation capabilities and establishing a cyber special agent system. As a member of the "Training Research Subcommittee," Professor Naito has given lectures on basic IT and network theory, computer systems, and information security to trainees (15 first-term trainees and 8 second-term trainees) and conducted competency assessments. The study group held its last general meeting on February 28, 2017, in the main conference room of the Prefectural Police Annex Building to conclude its three-year activities. To express his appreciation for the dedicated activities of the committee members over a long period of time, Mr. Takayuki Sakai, Chief of the Prefectural Police Headquarters, presented each member with a certificate of appreciation.
In May 2016, KCGI and Kyoto Computer Gakuin (KCG) signed an agreement with the Kyoto Prefectural Police for the development of excellent human resources to deal with threats in cyberspace, and the entire KCG group, led by Professor Naito, will continue to promote cooperation with the prefectural police in training cyber special agents and investigating cyber crimes.