Taiwan needs to form own CERT alliance to beef up cybersecurity

Cybersecurity expert suggests Taiwan should form its own CERT alliances to better address malware attacks

Taiwan News
Date: 2017/05/15
By: Judy Lin, Taiwan News, Staff Reporter

TAIPEI (Taiwan News)–To better address modern day cybersecurity attacks, such as

Michael Smith, CTO of Security, Asia-Pacific and Japan, at Akamai Technologies.(By Taiwan News)

Mirai botnet DDoS attacks and the ransomware WannaCry that recently swept over the globe, cybersecurity expert Michael Smith from Akamai Technologies suggested Taiwan should integrate all of its computer emergency response teams (CERTs) into a large alliance on Monday.

Although, ideally membership in Asia Pacific CERT group would be the best fit for Taiwan to tackle the complexity of modern day cybersecurity issues, pressure from Chinese government has made it difficult for Taiwan to obtain membership as a nation in any international organization, noted Smith at the Outlook of Fintech Supervisory and Cybersecurity Forum press conference.

Each country and regions’ CERT focus will be slightly different from another, the U.S. CERT focus varies widely from that of Taiwan.    [FULL  STORY]

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