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What is CODE BLUE?

What is CODE BLUE?

CODE BLUE is an international talks where the world's top class information security specialists gather to give cutting edge talks, and is a place for all participants to exchange information and interact beyond borders and languages.

CODE BLUE will be inviting well-known researchers from all over the world to share their latest findings, as well as discovering researchers in Japan and other Asian nations, and disseminating their findings and achievements to the world.

In the medical world, the phrase "CODE BLUE" means "emergency situation" and in some cases "relative staff need to gather in a designated area." As technology and society move forward and IoT (Internet of Things) is becoming a reality, security is increasingly becoming an urgent issue. The Internet world also needs to gather not only engineers but also researchers from a wide range of fields, such as legal and policy experts, to collaborate and think together about ways to respond to emergency situations, and come up with possible solutions.

For more than 10 years since the first event in 2013, the conference has served as a platform for the international cybersecurity community from a vendor-neutral standpoint, providing opportunities to share the latest trends and new knowledge and to expand networking opportunities.

Furthermore, CODE BLUE continues to provide financial and human network support to nurture the next generation. We have awarded scholarships to excellent young researchers, actively accepted student staff for event operations and for CBNOC(CODE BLUE Network Operation Center) organized by volunteer network engineers.

CODE BLUE aims to be a place where international connections and communities form and grow, and will contribute to a better Internet world by connecting people through CODE (technology), beyond and across the BLUE (oceans).

Message from the Executive Committee Chairman

Hiroaki Kikuchi

CODE BLUE Executive
Committee Chairman
Professor, Department of Frontier Media Science, School of Interdisciplinary Mathematical Sciences, Meiji University
Hiroaki Kikuchi

Cyberspace has become a part of the public domain where everyone can now easily communicate and interact.
This ease of interaction has introduced new challenges, impacting security, geopolitical, and supply chains to name a few. Despite these challenges, Japan still faces a severe shortage of security talent and needs to fill this deficit in order to play an active role in building a strong and vibrant future.
The first “CODE BLUE” conference was held in Tokyo in 2014 as a vendor-neutral international conference where world-class experts gather. It has grown to be recognized worldwide as a gathering to share the latest news on vulnerabilities, present research findings, and used as a forum for in-depth discourse and social networking.
The conference is open to all, regardless of the field of information security, and we welcome presentations of innovative and creative research for any of those fields in information security. We are genuinely looking forward to connecting with members of the security community from any countries, backgrounds, and professions to foster a constructive environment where we will work to find ways to improve the security of not only ourselves and those around us, but also society as a whole.

CODE BLUE Executive Committee

  • Executive Committee Chairman

    • Hiroaki Kikuchi

      Professor, Department of Frontier Media Science, School of Interdisciplinary Mathematical Sciences, Meiji University

  • Committee Member

    • Yuu Arai

      NTT DATA Corporation

    • Yousuke Hasegawa

      Secure Sky Technology, Inc. Director CTO

    • Mitsuhiko Maruyama

      PwC Consulting LLC, Partner

    • Kana Shinoda

      BLUE Inc.

    • Ikuo Takahashi


    • Yoshinori Takesako

      SECCON first chairman

    • Yuji Ukai

      FFRI Security, Inc.

    • Kazumasa Utashiro

      Japan Computer Emergency Response Team Coordination Center

    • Keigo Yamazaki

      LAC Co., Ltd. / Nuligen Security Co., Ltd.

    • ( sorted alphabetically by last name, including observers )

Talks Overview

  • Name


  • Date

    • November 8th (Wed) - November 9th (Thu), 2023

  • Event Format

    • in-person

  • Organizer

    • CODE BLUE Executive Committee

  • Operation

    • CODE BLUE Office


  • Company Name

    • BLUE Inc.

  • Representative Executive

    • Kana Shinoda

  • Estabilishment

    • June 2012

  • Location

    • KS Floor Risona Kudan Building 5F 1-5-6 Kudan Minami, Chiyodaku, Tokyo 102-0074

  • Description of business

    • In Cyber Security Fields of
      (1) Event Planning/Operation/Cordination,
      (2) Research from International Talkss all over the world,
      (3) Cordination with oversea association/companies/experts etc.,
      (4) Writer