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Friday, November 15, 2019

Vietnam to improve cyber security

Updated: 10:57’ - 18/04/2019
Vietnam will declare a national digital strategy this year to set up a digital economy and society, said Minister of Information and Communications Nguyen Manh Hung at a cybersecurity conference on April 17 in Hanoi.

Representatives of businesses visit an exhibition on technological products as part of the conference on cybersecurity__Photo: VNA

“Our prosperity depends on the internet, but the internet is not safe,” said Hùng. “Making the internet safer means making our country more prosperous.”

Hung requested the establishment of a cybersecurity market this year, and said every information technology investment project must take online security measures.

Concerned organizations must ensure cyber security in Governmental offices and important national infrastructure, he said. Each Governmental organization must have at least one enterprise ensuring cybersecurity to avoid the theft of information.

Also at the conference, the Ministry of Information and Communications (MIC) for the first time announced cybersecurity assessments of State organizations for last year.

The assessment will now be conducted annually and gradually widened to include all organizations and enterprises.

Hùng also said Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc assigned the MIC to compile instructions about guaranteeing cybersecurity, which emphasizes the role of leaders.

Under the instructions, leaders bear responsibility for cybersecurity in their organizations. Assessment and risk management must be done regularly.

Also yesterday, under the sponsorship of the MIC, the Authority of Information Security and the Vietnam Information Security Association, together with its partners, launched an alliance to handle malicious code and prevent network attacks.
Hung said the MIC would be ready to support and give guidance to other organizations and enterprises to guarantee cybersecurity. The MIC will also create good conditions to urge co-operation and the development of associations in the field.- (VNA/VLLF)
 

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