The trade war between the United States and China has led to the return of many Taiwanese businesses and the domestic investment environment is being reviewed once again. The stability of power supply and absence of power outages are primary concerns for Taiwanese businesses who seek to return and invest in Taiwan and they are major policies of the government. Taiwan Power Company (TPC) bears the responsibilities of providing electricity in Taiwan. It cooperates with the government's energy transition policy and integrates wind power, solar energy, and other renewable energy as well as independent power producers, TPC power plants, and other power producers to build a smart grid. As both power dispatch and power management require the Internet, computer programs, and the dispatch system in the Central Dispatch and Control Center to be effective, provide stable electricity, and reduce the possibilities of significant power outages, TPC's information security affects power supply across Taiwan and impacts the overall economic development in Taiwan.
MJIB is the secretarial unit responsible for national security in Taiwan. It’s responsible for Cybercrime prevention of the nation and it has the first ISO/IEC 17025 international certification for information security forensics laboratory in Taiwan. As security threats to government authorities transforms from traditional attacks to Internet hacker attacks that take new forms every day, the Investigation Bureau integrates defense tasks and information security tasks and implements "joint information security defense" by establishing an information security defense network to improve the security of government authorities.
Taiwan Power Company and MJIB officially signed the "Joint Information Security Defense Memorandum of Understanding" in Taiwan Power Company at 10 a.m. on September 17, 2019 to enhance collaboration, integrate TPC internal information security defense measures and the Investigation Bureau's professional skills in processing information security incidents and rapid response, establish an intricate information security defense network, enhance TPC's information security response capabilities, deter hacker attacks, and ensure the security and reliability of power supply in Taiwan.