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Hacker group lauded for improving Taiwan's information security

Hacker group lauded for improving Taiwan's information security

Taipei, April 25 (CNA) Vice Premier Duh Tyzz-jiun said that the Hacks in Taiwan (HIT) association has helped enhance Taiwan's information security technology and talent cultivation by holding activities and forums and the government should certainly extend its support to it.

Duh said at a party celebrating the first anniversary of the association that the government should work with hackers in dealing with information security issues, advancing related technology and improving talent cultivation, and the association provides an important platform to enable the exchange of information in this area.

Duh also praised the association for helping people increase their knowledge about information security and get the latest information in the area by holding seminars and contests.

Before the association was established in 2015, the Hacks in Taiwan Conference (HITCON) was launched in 2004 and since then significant achievements have been attained during the annual event over the past 12 years, according to Tsai Sung-ting, the head of the association.

Chinese hackers' operations and attack methods were revealed in its annual conference in 2009 and the scope of the conference was expanded in 2011 to enable foreign hacker groups to exchange information with domestic specialists, according to Tsai.

The association is set to hold a hackers seminar in August at Academia Sinica and will form a hackers group to participate in an international hacker competition in the United States in the same month, he said.

In December, it will hold an international conference dubbed HITCON Pacific to invite businessmen and people from overseas to attend and host a hacking competition in Taiwan, Tsai added. (By Wei Shu and Evelyn Kao)

Updated : 2021-04-22 09:51 GMT+08:00