Viettel Cyber Security Company has issued a report on Vietnam’s information security situation in the first six months of 2021.
In the context of the Covid-19 pandemic, all daily activities of individuals and organizations are gradually shifting to cyberspace. People are increasingly familiar with the terms "digital banking", "e-commerce" or "digital economy", "digital society". At the same time, system attacks and cyber-phishing have also increased rapidly in both scale and danger.
In the report, experts predicted the development trend in Vietnam’s information security situation. It is extremely important to help individuals, organizations and businesses prepare timely resources to protect the system against increasing risks in the cyber environment.
The predicted information security trends for 2021 include:
Trend 1: Internet of Things (IoT) is predicted to have a strong impact on information security. By 2025, there will be about 30 billion IoT connections, about 4 IoT devices per person. The IoT trend will have a great influence on information security in Vietnam and the world.
Trend 2: According to Flexera's report on the use of cloud computing, investment costs in cloud computing in 2021 will increase by 47% and cloud computing will be implemented in all areas. Large corporations in Vietnam have begun to move to Cloud infrastructure, potentially posing high risks of cyber security attacks and information leakage. Cloud-based security continues to be a concern for businesses to prevent and ensure security Information security on the cloud.
Trend 3: The increased demand for remote work during the Covid-19 pandemic posed cybersecurity risks. New trends such as Zero Trust instead of VPN solutions are of interest to businesses. Zero Trust was introduced in 2010 by John Kinderrvag of Forrester Research Analyst with the basic principle of “Never trust, always verify”. The Covid-19 pandemic in 2020 - 2021 has accelerated the application of Zero Trust. Zero Trust Network Access, Secure Access Service Edge (SASE) solutions are attracting global interest.
Trend 4: According to Webroot's "Do AI and Machine Learning make a difference in cybersecurity" report 2020, 96% of survey participants used Cybersecurity products with AI Cybersecurity and Machine Learning, which help detect anomalous behavior.
Trend 5: According to Gartner's CISO Effectiveness survey in 2020, 78% of chief information security officers used 16 or more cybersecurity tools. The use of multiple information security firms leads to complex operations and increased manpower requirements. The trend of consolidation and integration of information security products will become more common.
Vietnam jumped to the 25th place amongst 194 countries and territories in the 2020 Global Cybersecurity Index, which was recently unveiled by the International Telecommunication Union (ITU).
The 23-member executive board of a project on training and developing human resources for information security for the 2021 - 2025 period has been established, led by Deputy Minister of Information and Communications Nguyen Huy Dung.