Deputy minister of Information and Communications Nguyễn Thanh Hưng speaks at the event. — Photo ictnews.vn
Viet Nam News HÀ NỘI — Deputy minister of Information and Communications Nguyễn Thanh Hưng said that the workshop on information safety between ASEAN and Japan will enhance and strengthen the relationship between the two.
Hưng made the remark at the second workshop on information safety held by the Việt Nam Ministry of Information and Communications and Japan Computer Emergency Response Team Co-ordination Centre in Hà Nội on Wednesday.
Hưng told participants that at the 15th ASEAN Telecommunications and Information Technology Ministers Meeting held in Việt Nam in 2015, ASEAN ICT ministers reached a consensus of a comprehensive plan of information technology from 2016 to 2020. In addition, the ministers identified information security and safety as one of the strategic missions of the master plan for ITC during the term.
The deputy minister said that with the increasingly important role of ITC in the digital economy, ASEAN countries and Japan should co-operate closely to achieve common goals and interest. He said this workshop was also an opportunity for experts from ASEAN and Japan to exchange views, share experiences and promote the formation of co-operative mechanisms for a more secure network environment for each country and for the whole region.
He suggested to delegates that they discuss and focus on key topics including recuing computer crash, protecting the essential infrastructure and information, and building human resources for information security.
It is reported that the main content of this workshop is to prepare and set up a specific plan and develop scripts for the rehearsal for an emergency response to information security incidents between ASEAN and Japan, which will take place at the end of this May.
The rehearsal aims to guarantee operation, safety and security of the information technology infrastructure and minimise damage caused by information security incidents. It also focusses on improving staff awareness of information security, completing a co-operation procedure to deal with information security incidents, and assessing human resources and equipment for information security in State agencies. — VNS