The Vietnam’s Authority of Information Security and the Information Security Association on April 17 launched an alliance to handle malicious code and prevent network attacks with the participation of leading companies and organization of the sector.
The alliance was launch during at a cyber-security conference in Hanoi on April 17 with the participation of Minister of Information and Communications Nguyen Manh Hung. The alliance’s main purpose is to handle malicious code and prevent network attacks.
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During the event, Minister of Information and Communications Nguyen Manh Hung said, Vietnam will declare a national digital strategy this year to set up a digital economy and society.
According to Mr. Hung, cyber-security was a prerequisite for a successful national transition to a digital society. It created a safe environment for the Government, enterprises and people to use digital technology, he said.
Vietnam wanted to create a safe space for digital transactions, he said, and to develop world-class cyber security enterprises. “Our prosperity depends on the internet, but the internet is not safe,” added Hung. “Making the internet safer means making our country more prosperous.”
Every information technology investment project must take online security measures, he stressed.
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 cyber-security to avoid the theft of information.
Also at the conference, the Ministry of Information and Communications (MIC) for the first time announced cyber-security assessments of State organizations for last year.The assessment will now be conducted annually and gradually widened to include all organizations and enterprises.By Thien Minh