‘QUITE ALARMING’: The bureau said that amid China’s attemps to hack government agencies, staff have not been observing protocols when handling classified materials
Date: Nov 22, 2019
By: Lo Tien-pin and Jake Chung / Staff reporter, with staff writer
The National Security Bureau (NSB) has announced that it plans to amend the Government PasswordStandardization Act (政府機關密碼統合辦法) and design a new defense mechanism to shield government Web sites and systems from Chinese hacking.
The changes would step up the enforcement of regulations and offer incentives for civil servants to observe rules for protecting classified materials, the bureau said.
Local and overseas government units were found to be lax in managing and safeguarding information, and have an outdated concept of security, the bureau said, adding that overseas personnel do not observe necessary security protocols when handling classified materials or equipment.
Some personnel even use classified equipment for personal use, which increases the risk of leaking classified information, it said. [FULL STORY]