Taiwan to form national cybersecurity team

Initiative to work out solutions for variety of technologies such as semiconductors, 5G

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TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan plans to establish a national cybersecurity team that will cover technologies from semiconductors to 5G and seek to make inroads in the international market with information security solutions.

President Tsai Ing-wen's (蔡英文) administration has acknowledged the importance of linking five key industries with the country’s IT ambitions. These sectors span information technology and digital, national defense, green energy, renewable energy, biotech, and other spheres, reported CNA.

A Cabinet report suggests five approaches to promote Taiwan’s edge in cybersecurity. Advancing core technologies, finding niche markets, and keeping abreast with international standards are at the top of the agenda.

To address education, Taiwan will recruit at least 80 additional experts over four years to cultivate talent in the area. A national cybersecurity team will be formed to provide solutions in targeted areas including semiconductors, the internet of things, healthcare, AI, and 5G.

The country will also create a cybersecurity excellence center looking at the research and development of task-oriented technologies.

Last month, reports said the government has set aside a budget of NT$818 million (US$28 million) to set up such a facility by 2022. It will focus on network, information, and password security.

Updated : 2020-12-04 03:20 GMT+08:00