One of Asia’s fastest growing economies- Vietnam has sent out a strong message to counter cyber threats. On October 27-28 the Ministry of Information and Communications’ Authority of Information Security organised an international conference and expo on cyber security.
The exhibition introduced solutions such as cloud security, terminal security, mobile device security, identity and access management, intrusion detection and prevention systems, online management systems, distribution management systems, amongst others. The overarching theme of the event was “Cyber Security in the Digital Age: Challenges and Solutions”, which was among the biggest of its kind in Vietnam.
It aimed to provide a prestigious forum to help policymakers and strategists, investment experts industry, domestic and foreign solution providers to meet, discuss and share experiences towards improving their capacity to respond to cyber security risks and protect important information systems during digital conversion.
The event attracted more than 800 delegates in charge of cyber security and information technology from the Government and businesses in the fields of finance – banking, insurance, telecommunications, and retail and e-commerce, transportation – logistics, energy, and others.
The virtual international exhibition on cyber security products and solutions drew the participation of more than 20 leading security solution providers in the region and world such as Kaspersky, Viettel Cyber Security Company, and Cloudflare.
Vietnam’s digital economy expected to reach US$52 billion by 2025. While digital transformation is accelerated across all sectors in Vietnam, Covid-19 and the rising demand for remote work has prompted even greater needs for data protection, within businesses and organisations.
Further, Vietnam recorded more than 3900 cyber attacks in the first 7 months of the year 2021, equating to it being placed at No. 25 out of 194 countries. There were around 718 cyber attacks that were reported in June, according to NCSC data. In May, Minister of Information and Communications Nguyen Manh Hung issued Directive No 22/CT-BTTT on strengthening the prevention and combat of violations and crimes on the Internet.