The Ministry of Education of the Communist Party of China recently released a White Paper statement that said they would need to increase cybersecurity personnel by 3.27 million in the next five years. Analysis believes the CCP needs a large “cybersecurity army” to maintain internal stability and prepare for external cyber warfare.
CCTV News reported on September 7th that, according to the Ministry of Education’s “White Paper on Cybersecurity Talents’ Practical Competitiveness,” 34 domestic colleges and universities have established a first-level department of cyberspace security. However, by 2027, the shortage of cybersecurity personnel will reach 3.27 million, and the problem of the lack of practical talents is more prominent. While the scale of talent training in colleges and universities is 30,000 annually, many industries face the dilemma of insufficient network-security skills.
According to the White Paper, the essential thing that the employing department pays attention to when recruiting is the four types of combat ability of network security. They are classified as “offensive and defensive actual combat ability,” “vulnerability mining ability,” “engineering development ability,” and “combat effectiveness evaluation ability.”
‘Cyber Security Actual Combat’ of the CCP first serves politics
In this regard, Mr. Zhang, a doctor of law from Beijing, told the Epoch Times that this so-called “cyberspace security” involves at least three parts, commercial, civil and official political.
He believes that the first is to serve the official regime or political network security; the other is purely commercial enterprises, companies, sole proprietorships, and individual industrial and commercial households, that is, commercial cyberspace security;
The third part is the civil network, which can be personal or non-commercial legal person organizations, such as the so-called public institutions with the characteristics of the CCP, which can be divided into these three parts.
Mr. Zhang said that there is no doubt that because the CCP official published the white paper, its so-called cyberspace security will bear the brunt of the cybersecurity of political and public power. However, it will certainly not first consider the cybersecurity of commercial and civilian users.
“If it is for commercial cyberspace security, such as Alibaba, Alipay, Tencent and other big companies, he himself will use this market method to recruit cybersecurity talents, and there is no need for the government to consider it.”
The CCP considers democracy and people as enemies
Furthermore, Mr. Zhang said that the CCP’s release of this political cybersecurity could be divided into two parts. On the one hand, they are defending against the so-called hostile forces in the West, attacking it from the outside through the internet.
On the other hand, it targets domestic dissidents, such as human rights lawyers, underground religions, internet giants, etc., defining them as vulnerable groups and attacking them from within. In short, the cyberspace security focus must be on what he considers politically hostile forces.
Mr. Wu, a white-collar graduate from Peking University, also told The Epoch Times that the work corresponding to the cyberspace security major is responsible for internal network monitoring and stability maintenance. Externally it defends against cyber warfare attacks, which require the support of related computer network technology. It is also responsible for posting on the internet to brainwash people.
Mr. Wu believes that the CCP’s shouting about the lack of human resources should be related to the CCP’s many ambitions in the field of network technology. These ambitions include strengthening internal network monitoring, maintaining stability to have no dead ends, and attacking and defending external networks. With the blessing of network security, the foreign penetration of the Wumao Net Army will also become easier.
The CCP relies on lies to maintain its rule
Regarding the talent gap of more than three million mentioned in the white paper, Zhang said: “This number is really scary. The total number of the CCP’s army, navy army, and rocket army, plus the armed police force, may be nearly three million. After disarmament, the traditional army remaining is small.”
As the number of new cyberspace security talents will be 3.27 million, “Then this number is a branch of the army force. An army force for cyber operations is equivalent to the total number of the CCP’s army and armed police force.”
He said, “How much money does the state finance have to spend to support such a huge cyber army, and it has to squeeze another layer of the hard-earned money of the common people.”
Judge Chen, who is retired from the mainland, also believes that the authority’s move is mainly to exercise information control over the citizens effectively. The official release of a single source of information is the need of the totalitarian state’s monopoly of information to cover up the truth and propaganda for brainwashing and fooling the people.
He said that totalitarian countries are afraid of the truth and must rely on lies to maintain their rule. Without lies, the cost of pure violence is too high, the moral hazard is too high, and the revolt of the awakened people is stronger, but no matter what, totalitarian rule is not sustainable.
Regarding the CCP’s recruitment of the Internet security army at this time, Zhang believes that it is due to the CCP’s serious lack of security and a profound sense of crisis.
He said the CCP cadres at all levels also think like Red Guards. They always look at anyone around them and wonder if they are the enemy, trying to subvert me. Will they use violence to subvert me? Do they also want to use computer networks to subvert me? Now it has reached this level of imbecility and madness.