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The India-Taiwan Imperative for Cybersecurity Cooperation

Sameer Patil (Fellow, International Security Studies Programme, Gateway House: Indian Council on Global Relations Mumbai, India)

Globally, cyber-attacks are the new normal in geopolitical ambitions and rivalries. Exploiting their adversaries’ dependence on information, communication and digital technologies, states have breached computer networks, stolen sensitive data and proprietary information and disrupted critical infrastructure operations. In many cases, states have used non-state actors as proxies to carry out cyber-attacks. This has blurred the distinction between state and non-state actors, thereby making cyber warfare the most significant new threat to international security. Adversarial states and cyber saboteurs have also capitalized on the opportunity offered by the COVID-19 pandemic to expand their destabilizing activities in cyberspace.

For years, India and Taiwan have been at the receiving end of China’s offensive cyber operations. They face similar threats and cannot tackle them on their own, given these threats’ transnational character. This makes it essential for……(for fulltext, please download AI-15)

Mr. Sameer Patil is a Fellow of International Security Studies Programme, Gateway House: Indian Council on Global Relations Mumbai, India . He can be reached via twitter: @sameerpatilIND

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