Cisco to open Tokyo cybersecurity center

Cisco Systems plans to expand in Japan to help organizations fend off increasingly sophisticated cyberattacks.

The US network giant says it will open a cybersecurity center in Tokyo by the end of this year.

Advisors who can help the government develop policies will work at the facility with other experts.

Japan specialists on the company's global team will prepare to help businesses respond immediately to attacks.

Cisco says that only 2 percent of Japanese companies have taken adequate steps to protect their networks.