Viet Nam News
HÀ NỘI — The National Electronic Authentication Centre (NEAC) should put in place technical solutions to manage providers of certificate authentication (CA) services, said Nguyễn Thành Hưng, deputy minister of Information and Communication.
Hưng said at a conference in Ha Noi on Thursday that the centre should enhance check-ups of the CA service providers, as well as on-site training of their human resources.
CA service is used to certify information of online transactions. Local businesses are obliged to use CA for implementation of electronic tax and e-customs declaration.
The centre should promote international co-operation in CA services as the development of the information and communication sector is dependent on international integration, he said.
He also instructed the centre to design both short-term and long-term projects for its further development.
Lã Hoàng Trung, NEAC’s director, said the centre paid attention this year to building policies and legal documents for CA operations. It co-operated with the ministry of Finance’s Planning and Finance Department on a directive regulating collection fees, declarations and management of CA systems, which will take effects at the beginning of next year.
Last year, the centre reviewed applications to provide CA services of four companies including SmartSign, Newtel-CA, Safe-CA and VNPT-CA. SmartSign was granted a licence to provide the service on Nov. 4. The other licences have still not been issued.
The centre also applied for special CA operation of SeaBank for the banking sector.
It has promoted international co-operation with KOICA–NIPA, signing memorandum of understanding with the Laos National Internet Centre (LANIC). It also co-operated with the Korea Internet & Security Agency (KISA) to implement a project for advanced CA infrastructure in Việt Nam, as well as ICT co-operation in ASEAN region.
The centre will implement co-operation activities to promote CA applications by State agencies, localities and businesses in 2017. It will also provide consultancy for setting up of CA applications in State-owned groups and corporations and provide training courses on CA services for companies.