01 February 2019
In recent years, governments have been seen to be taking pre-emptive measures to counter threats, or responding to cyber-attacks that may set a precedence for others.
In terms of pre-emptive measures to fight cyber-attacks, governments in Thailand, China and Russia amended or introduced legislation on information security. In China, the new law by the administration under President Xi Jinping is the latest effort that reflects the country’s increasing focus on raising its cybersecurity capabilities, including deterrence. Notably, President Xi himself heads the Central Leading Group for Internet Security and Informatization, the central government’s apex committee responsible for Internet-related issues including cybersecurity