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Experts exchange experiences with students during career seminar

Update: November, 06/2015 - 18:08
Viet Nam has paid increasing attention to the need to train engineers in information security. — Photo

HA NOI (VNS) — Experts shared today their learning and working experiences with informatics students from the country's 12 northern universities.

At the seminar, held in Ha Noi's Polytechnic University, experts affirmed that passion was the key to success for students wishing to pursue a career in information security. They told the students it was very important for them to be able to learn on their own, to master the English language and to be honest.

Information security studies are still quite new in Viet Nam and in some other countries.

Ten years ago, the Academy of Cryptography Techniques of Viet Nam was the first university in the country to train students specialising in information security. One thousand engineers have been trained over the last decade.

Last year, the prime minister approved a national plan on the development of digital information security up to 2020. One of the key tasks of the project was the training of information security engineers, as the field grows in importance.

In 2014, four universities nationwide, the Posts and Telecommunications Institute of Technology, Academy of Cryptography Techniques of Viet Nam, Thai Nguyen University (Information Technology and Communications Department) and the HCM National University trained 838 students at the level of engineers and offered bachelors programs specialising in information security.

The annual seminar, "Viet Nam Information Security Day 2015," under the theme "Serious destruction trend in modern network attacks," will be held on November 19 in HCM City and on December 1 in Ha Noi.

This year's event is being organised by the Viet Nam Information Security Association, the Information Security Department and Ministry of Information and Communications' Viet Nam Computer Emergency Response Team and the Information and Technology Department under the Ministry of Defence. — VNS

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