The Ministry of Information and Communications will promote cyber security awareness among the people through a campaign.
Visafe, an internet security application that will help to prevent users from online scammers was officially launched at Vietnam Security Summit 2021 Virtual Expo on October 27.
The application is researched and deployed by the National Cyber Security Monitoring Center (NCSC) under the Ministry of Information and Communications (MIC).
|An overview of the Summit. HNT Photo|
Speaking at the Vietnam Security Summit 2021 themed “Cyber security in the digital age: Challenges and Solutions”, Deputy Minister of Information and Communications Nguyen Huy Dung said: "We need to create digital trust and ensure safe cyberspace for everyone. Cyber security is now everyone’s concern, and the ministry will carry out a cyber security awareness campaign in the near future."
Dung stated that the launch of Visafe today [on October 27] will kick start this campaign.
Statistics showed that five new malicious codes are created every second and about 900 cyberattacks are detected every day. In Vietnam, an average Vietnamese user spends seven hours online every day and this time amount will continue to increase, meaning the risk of insecurity will be higher, Dung pointed out.
This application will help people protect themselves against cyberattacks such as ransomware, data mining, and spyware. It is also the first free application operable on multiple platforms.
Speaking at the event, Colonel Nguyen Ngoc Cuong, Deputy Director General of the Department of Cyber Security and High-tech Crime Prevention under the Ministry of Public Security, said during two Covid-19 years, thousands of sabotage cyberattacks have been recorded against the systems of the Vietnamese government agencies, key establishments for national defense and security, economic groups and media agencies.
Colonel Cuong added that in the first half of 2021, the agency discovered 1,555 websites with the domain name.vn being hacked, among them, there were 412 under the state agencies. In addition, over 221,000 news and articles containing false and harmful information have been posted on information portals, blogs, and social networks and shared/reposted at extremely high speed.
In addition, the situation of leaking, buying, and selling information and users’ data is also alarming, he said.
Being of the same mind, Vu Thanh Cong, Director of Nessar technology provider, informed the situation of cyber security in recent years has been quite complicated in Vietnam as the number of cyber attacks to the IT systems of state agencies, organizations and businesses to steal or destroy information is increasing.
He added, meanwhile, local businesses have faced the lack of resources in terms of investment costs and operating personnel to build automatic and effective cyber-security operation centers (SOCs). The technology provider also recommended one of the advanced solutions called Stellar Cyber's Open XDR Platform to build a complete and effective system.
According to Nguyen Huy Dung, Deputy Minister of Information and Communications, Vietnam ranked 25th out of 194 countries and territories in the Global Cybersecurity Index 2020. This proved the result of efforts of the Government, ministries, sectors, businesses, and individuals in ensuring cyber security.
Social activities are being shifted from real space to cyberspace, blurring geographical boundaries between regions and countries. Especially in the past two years, online activities have been booming.
Within the event, the Ministry of Information and Communications announced the Cyber Security Index for Vietnam’s provinces and cities in 2020 and held dialogues between local and foreign companies about challenges and solutions to ensure cyber-security in the turbulent time of Covid-19.
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