Vietnamese firms, especially those in the financial sector, should step up their security immediately to combat Wanna Decryptor and other, more sophisticated cyber attacks in the future. Will Nguyen, head of Cybersecurity, KPMG Vietnam & Cambodia shared his views with VIR’s Nam Phuong.
The Vietnam Posts and Telecommunications Group (VNPT) and the Novicom Company of the Czech Republic have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) on cyber security cooperation.
Founded in 2013, Vietnam’s first forum for cyber security research community, the whitehat.vn, which is commonly known as a forum for “white-hat hackers”, has more than 31,000 members.
Vietnam joined other 19 countries and territories in responding to cyber security incidences at an international drill themed “Emergence of a New DDoS Threat” held in Hanoi on March 22.
A conference focusing on the need to establish groups to handle cyber security problems and maintain safe cyber operations was held in Ho Chi Minh City December 6.
Minister of Information and Telecommunications Truong Minh Tuan highlighted great potential for cooperation between Vietnamese and Czech ICT businesses in the fourth industrial revolution.
Network attacks in Vietnam have become more sophisticated with rises in scale, number and quality, especially those targeting big businesses, said Nguyen Thanh Hung, Deputy Minister of Information and Communication.
Cyber security and smart society development were the main focuses of a forum in Hanoi on November 24, which was attended by scientists from research institutes at ASEAN and Vietnamese universities.
The second global cyber security competition WhiteHat Grand Prix 2016 will be held on December 17, according to BKAV Corporation.
Public Security Minister General To Lam met with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in Tel Aviv on November 15, during which he thanked the PM for directing Israel’s agencies to cooperate with Vietnam’s Public Security Ministry in past years.
Various activities will be held under the theme “new era of cyber security” in Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City from November 15 to December 5 as part of Vietnam Information Security Day.
A cyber training platform, purportedly the first of its kind in Vietnam, was launched November 3 by a cyber security training institute in Ho Chi Minh City.
The National University of Singapore (NUS) and the telecom group Singtel has launched a joint cyber security laboratory, with the aim of protecting consumers against security threats, data leaks and other online attacks.
Singapore and Indonesia have agreed to enhance cooperation on transnational security issues, said the Singaporean Ministry of Defense in a statement on October 10.
Singaporean Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong officially announced Singapore’s national strategy on cyber security on October 10 while attending the opening ceremony of the International Cyber security Week held for the first time in the Southeast Asian country.
Foreign Minister of Singapore Dr Vivian Balakrishnan has stated that Singapore and Vietnam have potential to step up their cooperation.
Since 2010, Vietnam has discovered 172 cases of secrets exposed via the internet, including documents stamped as ‘top confidential’ and ‘confidential’.
Ensuring cyber and information security is an urgent task as the cyber environment is increasingly exploited for such bad activities as swindling or inciting sabotage schemes against the Party and the State, said Deputy Prime Truong Hoa Binh.
VOV.VN - Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc has asked the Vietnam Post and Telecommunications Group (VNPT) and the telecommunications sector to redouble efforts to become a spearhead economic sector and contribute more to national development.
The Vietnam Posts and Telecommunications Group (VNPT) and US-based Microsoft on July 7 inked a Memorandum of Understanding on strategic cooperation in cloud computing, cyber security and smart city.