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Government Checks Security of National Infrastructure
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Government Checks Security of National Infrastructure
  • By Jack H. Park
  • January 8, 2015, 04:26
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Government organizations such as the Ministry of Science, ICT and Future Planning, the National Intelligence Service, and the Ministry of National Defense are looking into national IT infrastructure to check how prepared it is against cyber attacks and data breaches. In total, 292 items will be inspected, including traffic and energy control systems, information and communications networks, and government information services.

The National Intelligence Service is going to be in charge of investigating government and public facilities. It is planning to focus on protection against cyber-terrorism in view of the recent attacks on the Korea Hydro & Nuclear Power Corporation.

In the meantime, the Ministry of Science, ICT and Future Planning will organize inspection teams with experts in the private sector to cover 99 information and communications facilities in it, like data centers, shopping malls, mobile carriers, and portal sites.

The government is going to thoroughly and comprehensively examine the technical, physical and administrative security systems of the infrastructure elements, and advise immediate action if necessary to shore up its around-the-clock monitoring system.