What credibility does one have if he is put in charge of something he has never done? This is the quandary facing Japan’s new minister of cybersecurity. Not only has he never worked in protecting computers, he has never used one. Never. Not once. He says he gives instructions to his aides for what he wants done. I suspect they print out his email and he pens responses on paper. Predictably, opponents in parliament are mocking him mercilessly and well they should. He should never have been put in charge of something so vital. It is a measure of the government’s concern about the issue that he was given the portfolio. Clearly it doesn’t care that much. We will now have to wait until Japan is hacked to see what happens. And hacked it will be, if it is not being done already.