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Cisco to Launch Cybersecurity Center in Taiwan

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U.S. networking giant Cisco has announced plans to establish a cybersecurity center in Taiwan, in collaboration with the government, to enhance workforce training in the sector.

Taiwan, a democratically governed island that Beijing claims as its territory, has faced numerous cyberattacks from China targeting government entities and technology companies. These attacks are part of a broader pressure campaign.

As part of its Taiwan Digital Acceleration Plan 3.0, Cisco aims to address the global shortage of cybersecurity professionals. The company will work with the Taiwanese government and local tech associations to enhance threat intelligence and cyber readiness through the new security center.

Guy Diedrich, Cisco’s global innovation officer, highlighted the extensive security initiatives the company will undertake, including the new innovation center, although he did not disclose specific investment details. He emphasized the flexible nature of the digital acceleration program, stating, “There is no ceiling on investments. We continue to make them,” with the project also encompassing AI applications in transportation and sustainability at Kaohsiung port in southern Taiwan.

At the launch event, attended by Taiwan Vice President Hsiao Bi-khim, Diedrich expressed hope for future investment rounds. Vice President Hsiao expressed her gratitude for Cisco’s ongoing partnership with Taiwan.

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