Taiwan and the Czech Republic Furthers Relationship by Collectively Working on Improving Information Security. Vyso?ina Province of the Czech Republic and III Signs MOU for Future Cooperation.
III and Vysočina Province of the Czech Republic signed a MOU regarding cyber security on 25th, Oct (Taiwan time). The picture shows C.H. Cho (left), President of the Institute for Information Industry, and Vítězslav Schrek (right), Governor of Vysočina Province, Czech Republic.
The interaction between Taiwan and the Czech Republic, Slovakia, as well as Lithuania has always been well. In recent years, the cooperation has become even closer. In order to strengthen the communication and cooperation between Taiwan and these countries, in October, through the arrangement by the National Development Council, the economic, trade, and investment delegation visited Central and Eastern Europe. The President of the Czech Senate, Miloš Vystrčil*, also specially invited the delegation to attend the forum " The Resilience and Innovation of Science and Technology: The New Path for Taiwan-Czech Cooperation", which was organized by the Czech Senate. During the visit, witnessed by Ming-Hsin Kung, Minister of the National Development Council, and Tsung-Tsong Wu, Minister of the Ministry of Science and Technology, C.H. Cho, President of the Institute for Information Industry, and Vítězslav Schrek, Governor of Vysočina Province, Czech Republic, signed a MOU on behalf of each party.
The Minister of the National Development Council, Ming-Hsin Kung, who led the Taiwan delegation this time, believes that the relationship between Taiwan and the Czech Republic should focus on strengthening the four aspects of resilience, and one of them is the resilience of cyber security. In fact, since the rise of Covid-19 pandemic last year (2020), the important public infrastructure in the Czech Republic such as medical institutions or airports has frequently suffered from information security hazards. With the coming trend of the digital development, whether it is false news or hacker attacks, these cyber threats may bring challenges to the digital economy development of the entire Czech Republic.
For this reason, Vysočina Province of the Czech Republic proactively seeks out feasible solutions for information security. With the assistance of Taipei Economic and Cultural Office, Prague, representatives of III and Vysočina Province signed a MOU for cooperation on cyber security. In the future, the two parties will focus on expanding the level of information security cooperation between Taiwan and the Czech Republic, including the exchange of information security technologies, the cooperation regarding information security products and services, and the bilateral visits of information security research and development personnel.
C.H. Cho, President of the Institute for Information Industry, pointed out that with the development of technology, the world is facing emerging cyber threats and hacker attacks and both the Czech Republic and Taiwan have reached maturity in the certain aspects of cyber security such as digitalization, encryption, cloud and other technologies. The MOU signing between the two parties is a starting point. In the future, the Czech Republic and Taiwan will further consolidate the cooperation in the field of information security and deploy related information security systems in major infrastructure of the Czech Republic such as the Vysočina Provincial Hospital, etc. The proof of concepts (POC) with regard to information security technologies has become a friendly niche for the relationship between the Czech Republic and Taiwan.
Looking forward to the future, Institute for Information Industry will continuously be dedicated to the cooperation with Central and Eastern European countries to create more different communication and interaction aspects, and build more friendly relations by helping various countries in the professional fields of digital transformation and information communication.
*Note: The President of the Czech Senate, Miloš Vystrčil, is from the province of Vysočina and also the senator of the electoral district. He also served as the governor of the province.
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