By: Ku Chuan and Evelyn Kao
Taipei, Oct. 12 (CNA) Premier Lai Ching-te (賴清德) said Thursday that an integrated
platform for information security and data protection in the finance sector must be set up in Taiwan by the end of the year.
Lai issued the directive to the Financial Supervisory Commission (FSC) at a regular Cabinet meeting in the wake of a recent case of bank theft by means of computer hacking, according to Cabinet spokesman Hsu Kuo-yung (徐國勇).
In the meeting, the premier noted that while the FSC has been promoting information security in the finance sector for years, there have been occasional cases of cyber security breaches in Taiwan, Hsu said.
Stressing that information security is vital to national security, Lai asked the FSC to examine the holes in the existing financial system and set up an integrated system by the end of the year, which would provide better information security and data protection, Hsu said. [FULL STORY]