TC 260 Introduces Work for 2018

On February 2, China’s cybersecurity standardization organization, Technical Committee 260 (TC260), reviewed work on cybersecurity standards in 2017 and its annual work plan for 2018. In the meeting, Vice Minister (VM) YANG Xiaowei of the Cyberspace Administration of China (CAC) highlighted the main tasks for TC260 in 2018, asking TC260 to 1) focus on the quality of standards instead of speed; 2) establish a comprehensive cybersecurity standards system and make standards supplementary to policies; 3) make best efforts to apply and implement standards, and pilot and promote standards; 4) earnestly carry out international standards work and make great efforts to host a successful SC27 (i.e. ISO/IEC JTC 1/SC 27 IT security techniques) this year in China. VM YANG also serves as the TC260 Chair, the main leader of the standardization organization.
TIAN Shihong, Vice Minister of the General Administration of Quality Supervision, Inspection and Quarantine (AQSIQ) and Chief Administrator of Standardization Administration of China (SAC) also underlined that TC260 should follow the requirements laid out in the Cybersecurity Law, the Standardization Law, and Some Opinions on Strengthening National Cybersecurity Standardization Work, improve the overall planning of the standards system, and keep promoting the internationalization of Chinese standards. Relevant national standardization organization such as the China Information Technology Security Evaluation Center, the Certification and Accreditation Administration, and the Standardization Administration of China (SAC), as well as the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology (MIIT) and the State Cryptography Administration joined the meeting.
TC260 is certain to be active in the upcoming year. Already, last month, TC260 organized a preliminary discussion around AI security standardization with industry players and discussed industry needs on AI security standards and the direction of AI research in general. Moving forward, TC260 will continue to conduct AI security standardization work. Top tech companies, such as Alibaba, JD, Tencent, and Huawei, joined the session.