Bkav Cyber Security Co. yesterday announced that in 2022, computer viruses have created a property damage of VND21.2 trillion (US$883 million) to Vietnamese users, accounting for 0.24 percent of the national GDP, which is quite low in the world. The country also rose 25 positions in the Global Cybersecurity Index.
The Authority of Information Security (under the Ministry of Information and Communications) yesterday cooperated with Viettel Cyber Security and IEC Group to hold a roundtable discussion themed ‘Optimizing Resources – Increasing Performance for Investments in Information Security in the Digital Era’.
The Ministry of Information and Communications yesterday officially introduced the campaign ‘Cleaning up Malicious Codes on the Cyberspace’ for businesses, organizations, and individuals in Vietnam.
The Authority of Information Security (under the Information and Communications Ministry) has just announced that in the first five months this year, there have been 5,463 cyber-attacks in Vietnam, including 930 Phishing, 776 Deface, and 3,757 Malware.
The Vietnam Cybersecurity Emergency Response Teams/Coordination Centre (VNCERT/CC) – the Authority of Information Security has warned of a dangerous tendency of fraudulent employment of collaborators for e-commerce platforms lately.
The National Cyber Security Center (NCSC) under the Authority of Information Security (AIS – Ministry of Information and Communications) reported a total of nearly 1,400 cyber-attacks in January alone (an increase of 10.29 percent compared to last December). This alarming figure has forced information administrators of organizations as well as each Internet user in Vietnam to use proper tools to strengthen their cyber security.
Around 71 percent of businesses in Vietnam have formed their own information security (IS) department in 2021 to signal their great attention to cyber safety matters, as revealed in the virtual meeting ‘Cyber Security for Digital Transformation – Opportunities and Challenges’, co-hosted by the Vietnam Information Security Association-Southern branch (VNISA), the Authority of Information Security (under the Information & Communications Ministry), and the Ho Chi Minh City Information & Communications Department.
Accommodating a huge number of Vietnamese users, the Internet, especially social networks, has become a common place to update news. Lately, however, Ho Chi Minh City is witnessing the phenomenon of spreading fake harmful news, mostly related to Covid-19. The city is determinedly putting that phenomenon under control at all cost.
The Department of Cyber Security and Hi-tech Crime Prevention, Ministry of Public Security (A05) yesterday announced the result of its fight against a group of people illegally selling confidential digital data of Vietnamese people.
The Ministry of Public Security yesterday held a meeting in Hanoi with the Steering Committees of the ‘National Population Database’ project and the ‘Chip-based Citizen ID Card Issuance’ project.
The National Cyber Security Center (NCSC) – member of the IT Authority under the Ministry of Information and Communications – announced that since the beginning of 2021, Vietnam has faced numerous Advanced Persistent Threat (APT) attacks in different forms.
Ho Chi Minh City (HCMC) People’s Committee has just approved the plan to implement IT in state operations, digital government development, and cyber security maintenance for the period from 2021-2025. This plan aims at improving the service quality towards individuals and businesses.
The Government has asked the Ministry of Information and Communications (MIC) to prioritize mastering the ecosystem for Vietnamese cyber security products in order to best serve demands arisen from the process to establish an e-government, smart city, and essential national databases, as well as carrying out the national digital transformation.
The Vietnam Information Security Association (VNISA) yesterday cooperated with the Authority of Information Security (under the Ministry of Information and Communications) to host Vietnam Information Security Day 2020 in Hanoi.
Data in the digital era has become an increasingly important resource for economic activities besides land, human resources, and energy from fossil fuel. Like other developed nations, Vietnam is paying more and more attention to exploit this valuable resource while securing it effectively for sustainable socio-economic development.