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Việt Nam, Israel share experience in cyber security

Update: August, 01/2018 - 07:00
 Cyber security attacks in Việt Nam are likely to increase as the theft of information by fake websites has become more widespread. — VNA/VNS Photo

HÀ NỘI — Cyber security attacks in Việt Nam are likely to increase as the theft of information by fake websites has become more widespread, said Vũ Quốc Khánh, a member of the Việt Nam Information Security Association (VNISA) Executive Board.

Khánh shared information on cyber information security in Việt Nam at a symposium, held by VNISA and the Israeli Embassy in Hà Nội yesterday, noting that global experts listed Việt Nam among the top 10 nations controlled by ‘ghost’ computers. 

More than 50 per cent of Vietnamese organisations and agencies have failed to promptly detect cyber security attacks, he stressed. 

According to him, the most common type of network attacks in Việt Nam is the use of malicious code to attack State agencies and personal accounts. 

At present, millions of computers in Việt Nam were infected with malicious code, he said, adding that every month, there were more than 82 million threats to internet users in Việt Nam. 

He pointed to shortcomings such as ineffective organisation and poor investment in activities to ensure information security. 

Khánh suggested inspecting network systems to detect cyber security attacks and apply state-of-the-art prevention technologies. 

Speaking at the symposium, which attracted 11 leading firms from Israel, Yaniv Tessel, trade counsellor and head of Economic and Trade Mission at the Israeli Embassy, said Việt Nam as well as other nations in the region and the world were facing increasing threats of cyber security and potential risks of data leakage and loss. 

These threats were at the international level, causing great concern to organisations, State management agencies, enterprises and individuals operating in socio-economic fields, he said.

Large or small organisations and agencies must have their own cyber security strategies to deal with such threats and adopt high technology solutions to get ahead of hackers in the network environment, he added. 

According to Tessel, Israel has built a unique cyber security ecosystem thanks to the government’s strong support to connect with enterprises. 

As a result, Israel has become a leading nation in cyber security, making up some 20 per cent of total global investment in this field. 

Participants at the symposium recommended promoting new technologies in the digital age such as cloud computing, virtualisation, artificial intelligence, biometric identification and internet of things. 

Israeli businesses took this occasion to connect with Vietnamese firms to boost bilateral trade and economic partnership. — VNS

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