Meet the Team - Toshio Nawa
Senior Executive Advisor
After serving in a number of senior roles in Japan’s Self Defense Forces, Toshio Nawa helped found the Japan Computer Emergency Response Team (JPCERT) before joining the Cyber Defense Institute, a security services and incident response provider. He subsequently under took a number of senior roles in research institutions and consultancies, including an assignment as Cyber Security Adviser to the Tokyo 2020 Olympic & Paralympic Games Organizing Committee.He joined Nihon Cyber Defense Ltd as a Director in 2018.
Toshi’s responsibilities in Japan’s Self Defense Forces included serving as Warfare Officer on an Escort Flotilla destroyer and as Cypher Communication Officer in the Air Defense Operation Group. He then served in a number of roles in the Air Force’s USA liaison office and as a Program Senior Officer in the Air Defense Command.
His subsequent appointments included research positions at the Japan Life Safety Research Center and an assignment as Chief Technical Adviser at PwC Japan. His recent focus areas include cyber intelligence and active defense.