WASHINGTON DC – Last week, U.S. Senator Jacky Rosen (D-NV) introduced the Taiwan Cybersecurity Resiliency Act. This bipartisan, bicameral legislation would require the U.S. Department of Defense to expand cybersecurity cooperation with Taiwan to help them counter cyber threats from China. In 2019, Taiwan’s government estimated that it faced 20 to 40 million cyberattacks every month from China, some of which were later used against the United States.
By Elizabeth Elkind
- A bipartisan, bicameral group of lawmakers is unveiling legislation on Thursday aimed at strengthening Taiwan’s cybersecurity in order to help the island defend itself from the threat of a potential Chinese invasion.
- The [Taiwan Cybersecurity Resiliency Act] would pave the way for the Pentagon to conduct cybersecurity training in conjunction with Taiwan’s military.
- In addition to requiring U.S. officials to conduct cybersecurity trainings, Thursday’s legislation also aims to help defend Taiwan’s cybersecurity infrastructure, with the goal of eradicating the threat of China’s cyberattacks altogether.
By Kevin Sheridan
- Nevada Senator Jacky Rosen is one of four Senators to introduce a bill that would increase U.S.-Taiwanese cybersecurity cooperation.
- Sens. Jacky Rosen, D-Nev., and Mike Rounds, R-S.D., both members of the Senate Armed Services Committee and its cybersecurity subcommittee, are introducing the Taiwan Cybersecurity Resiliency Act. The bill would pave the way for the Pentagon to conduct cybersecurity training in conjunction with Taiwan’s military.
- “We must push back on the Chinese Communist Party’s growing aggression, and its attempts to undermine democracy around the world – including through hostile cyber actions. All too often, we’ve seen Taiwan used as a testing ground for China’s cyberattacks later used against the United States,” Rosen told Fox News Digital.
By Ines Kagubare
- The bill would require the U.S. Department of Defense to broaden and strengthen cybersecurity cooperation with Taiwan by conducting cyber training exercises, defending the country’s military networks, infrastructure and systems, and leveraging U.S. cybersecurity technologies to help defend Taiwan.
- The lawmakers said in a statement that in 2019, Taiwan faced about 20 to 40 million cyberattacks every month originating from China, “some of which were later used against the United States.”
Taipei Times: US bill to boost Taiwan cyberdefense
- Four US lawmakers on Thursday introduced legislation that would enable the Pentagon to cooperate with Taiwan in fortifying its cybersecurity against China.
- The bill, called the “Taiwan Cybersecurity Resiliency Act,” would authorize the US Department of Defense to conduct cybersecurity exercises with Taiwan and defend the nation’s military networks and infrastructure.
- “We must push back on the Chinese Communist Party’s [CCP] growing aggression, and its attempts to undermine democracy around the world — including through hostile cyber actions,” US Senator Jacky Rosen, one of the bill’s four cosponsors, said in a statement.
By Colin Demarest
- A bipartisan group of lawmakers wants to apply U.S. cybersecurity technologies and techniques in defense of Taiwan, a target of Chinese influence campaigns, digital onslaughts and potential military takeover.
- Such expanded partnership would involve training exercises and the eradication of malicious cyber activity, according to Rosen, who mentioned the legislation in a Senate Armed Services Committee hearing featuring the top U.S. military commander in the Indo-Pacific, Navy Adm. John Aquilino.