To strengthen Taiwan's capability to deal with information and communication security issues, the Executive Yuan approved the National Information and Communication Infrastructure Security Mechanism Plan (2001-2004) (the Phase 1 Mechanism Plan) at its 2718th meeting on January 17, 2001. Between 2005 and 2012, the Executive Yuan carried out the National Information and Communication Infrastructure Security Mechanism Plan (2005-2008) (the Phase 2 Mechanism Plan) and the National strategy for Cybersecurity Development Program (2009-2012) (the Phase 3 Development Program). Consequently, with the collaborative efforts of agencies from central government, special municipalities and local government, the interim objective of "establishing an overall information security protection system and improving information security protection capabilities" has been achieved in the prescribed order.
Taiwan has a unique political and economic environment, and when confronted with a complex and ever-changing global ICT environment and the information security threats, it is imperative that work related to the implementation and refinement of ICT security should be continued. Therefore the Taskforce has conducted the necessary research and is now proposing the National Strategy for Cybersecurity Development Program (2013-2016) (the Program), which is designed to be the basis on which all government agencies implement information and communication security plans in the current phase.