BugRank detects security holes on Covid-19 digital platforms

About 20 technology platforms of the National Technology Center for Covid-19 Prevention and Control will be put on BugRank, a platform that detects security vulnerabilities.

BugRank detects security holes on Covid-19 digital platforms

The National Cyber Security Center (NCSC) on August 25 announced the launch of the BugRank program detecting security vulnerabilities on digital platforms used to support Covid-19 prevention and control.

These include nearly 20 member platforms developed and run by the National Technology Center for Covid-19 Prevention and Control . Other digital technology platforms will be added to the program in the future.

The program is being deployed on BugRank at https://bugrank.io.

Since its establishment in early June, the center, managed by Ministry of Health (MOH) and Ministry of Information and Communications (MIC), has developed nearly 20 platforms and tools used to support prevention and control of Covid-19, including ones managing vaccinations; testing samples and testing results; tracing of F0s; quarantine; medical resources; connections between people, physicians and medical workers; and support for people in need.

Vietnam is speeding up digital transformation in the healthcare sector, under which each person will have a QR Code and healthcare record.

A representative of the center said the technological platforms relate to people’s health, and, thus, security requirements are very high.

In order to satisfy requirements, each platform is examined by information security experts from the Ministries of Public Security, National Defence, and Information and Communications, as well as member companies of VNISA (Vietnam Information Security Association). The steps of operation, examination and surveillance of data security are regularly taken by the units.

 

However, according to experts, all information technology faces risk of cyberattacks. Early discovery and timely fixing of security holes of apps and systems will help minimize risks and damage.

BugRank is an open source Bug Bounty platform, not for profit, developed by VNSecurity. Institutions and businesses can post their programs, which will be assessed and tested by researchers and security experts all over the world.

BugRank has other outstanding features, including OpenPGP Encryption for reports which ensures security for researchers and participating institutions.

In Vietnam, before BugRank, two Bug Bounty platforms began operation, namely safevuln.com of Viettel and whitehub.net/ of CyStack Vietnam.

Bug Bounty allows developers to discover and resolve bugs, while reserachers can get rewards for reporting bugs. 

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