Taiwan Defends ‘Zero Trust’ Against Chinese Cyber Attacks
Taiwan’s Free Times reported on the 24th that Taiwanese authorities are seeking to establish a “Zero Trust” network defense system as well as ban the use of Chinese information and communication products in response to cyber attacks from China.
Taiwan Digital Development Ministry is reportedly working on a bill to restrict the use of products that threaten national security to government agencies, which provides clear reasons for using Chinese telecommunications products and requires approval from the head of the agency.
Taiwan’s National Security Agency also plans to build a “zero trust” system.
The Zero Trust is a network security model that does not give access to IT systems to anyone or devices inside or outside the corporate network until it is certified as normal and continuously verified, which the Taiwanese government intends to push forward.
According to Taiwan’s National Security Agency, Chinese mobile phones were found to illegally collect user information in Belgium and Lithuania, and Chinese companies such as Huawei, ZTE, Hikvision, Dahua Technology, and Hytera were mentioned to be involved.