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Ministry recruits civilian IT experts in cyberdefense

CAPABILITIES:A major military recruitment drive for IT experts might be missed by those who are not aware of the location as advertised, a source said

By Lo Tien-pin and Jake Chung  /  Staff reporter, with staff writer

The Ministry of National Defense’s Electronic and Information Warfare Forces has set in action a new initiative to hire information technology (IT) experts from the civilian sector in hopes of bolstering the military’s cyberattack and defense capabilities, sources said.

The ministry has been putting advertisements in the various human resources Web sites under “Internet security analysts,” sources said.

While the advertisements might seem similar to those of civilian companies, the location of the job, the Ji Hsin Camp, is an indication the positions are with the military, a source said.

The job description asks for experience working in investigation and handling of hacking incidents, Internet data packet analysis, malware detection, analysis and removal, research and development for invasive malware detection systems, analysis of malignant hacking and research and development of information security technology using cloud technology.

Additional incentives for civilian information experts to join include a hefty starting salary, basic weekends, gifts on all three major holidays — Lunar New Year, Dragon Boat Festival and Mid-Autumn Festival — and the freedom to choose to work in an office or at home, the source said.

There is also a clause stating that those who fit the criteria would enjoy “special off-days that are beyond what is regulated by the Labor Standards Act (勞動基準法), and a unique and sizeable retirement package,” the source said, but added that the details are part of the work contract and could not be revealed.

The National Chung-Shan Institute of Science and Technology made a separate recruitment drive for similar IT experts and accepted more than 500 applications, the source said.

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