Vietnam to honor Top 50 security experts
Every year, Vietnam will honor the Top 50 security experts who have contributed to detecting security holes of national digital platforms.
Minister Nguyen Manh Hung called for the cooperation of all parties to ensure a safe and healthy cyberspace for Vietnam.
On November 25, the international conference and exhibition on the occasion of the Vietnam Information Security Day 2021 themed "Information Security in Digital Transformation - Challenges and Solutions" was organized by the Vietnam Information Security Association (VNISA) in collaboration with the Department of Information Security, the Ministry of Information and Communications. This is the 14th time the event has been held in Vietnam and the first time in online form.
VNISA Chairman Nguyen Thanh Hung said that Vietnam is one of the developing countries that has developed and issued a National Digital Transformation Program (to 2025, with orientation to 2030). For successful digital transformation, information security needs to be paid special attention and considered an important and inseparable factor in the digital transformation process.
Minister of Information and Communications Nguyen Manh Hung emphasized that to be safe, agencies must be aware of insecurity. The higher their sense of insecurity, the safer they will be. To be safe, digital technology must be used more, because it is through the use of digital technology that the problem is revealed and thereby the system is perfected.
The Minister also said to be safe, it is necessary to accept risks, promote international cooperation, make national digital transformation safe, have Make in Vietnam security products and digital platforms under development, but the collected personal data must be treated as in-use platforms.
According to Hung, all software and national digital platforms must be evaluated for safety. Safety must be present in every step, from development to evaluation and use. All these stages must comply with information security standards.
The Department of Information Security of the Ministry of Information and Communications must issue these standards and organize the evaluation. The Ministry of Information and Communications has added one more step, Bug Bounty - calling on experts to continue to detect security holes after the software has been put into use. Every year, Vietnam will honor the Top 50 security experts who have contributed to detecting security holes of national digital platforms.
Security expert Mikko Hypponen said that operators and service providers have an important position to provide security services to people.
Regarding Make in Vietnam information security products, the Minister pointed out that protecting Vietnam is best with Vietnamese tools and the Vietnamese way. Whether Vietnamese people feel safe in digital transformation depends on Vietnamese digital platforms with high security and the protection of Vietnamese information security enterprises.
“The Vietnamese government believes in Vietnamese information security businesses and will give them big tasks. At its first session, the newly established National Committee on Digital Transformation will officially assign some tasks to information security businesses,” he said.
Representatives of VNISA said that IT businesses are well aware of their responsibilities to the country, and to the digital transformation process, and are committed to being ready to accept significant tasks in information security if they are trusted by the Government.
In 2022, VNISA will coordinate with ministries and relevant agencies to deploy activities to honor and promote Make in Vietnam security products and services and the development of high-quality human resources in information security and information security services, and will train young digital citizens in digital safety skills.
Prime Minister Pham Minh Chinh has signed Decision No. 1964/QD-TTg approving the list of members of the National Committee on Digital Transformation.
The PM is Chairman of the Committee which was established under Decision No. 1619/QD-TTg dated September 24, 2021.
He will be assisted by two Vice Chairmen, namely Deputy Prime Minister Vu Duc Dam and Minister of Information and Communications Nguyen Manh Hung.
Members of the Committee are: Minister of Public Security To Lam, Minister-Chairman of the Government Office Tran Van Son, Minister of Science and Technology Huynh Thanh Dat, Minister of Finance Ho Duc Phoc, Minister of Planning and Investment Nguyen Chi Dung, Minister of Home Affairs Pham Thi Thanh Tra, Minister of Education and Training Nguyen Kim Son, Minister of Health Nguyen Thanh Long, Minister of Industry and Trade Nguyen Hong Dien, Minister of Construction Nguyen Thanh Nghi, Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development Le Minh Hoan, Governor of the State Bank of Viet Nam Nguyen Thi Hong, and Deputy Minister of Information and Communications Nguyen Huy Dung.
The Committee is responsible for studying, proposing, and assisting the Government and the Prime Minister in directing and coordinating with ministries, agencies, and localities in the implementation of guidelines, strategies, mechanisms, and policies to create a legal environment to promote the process of national digital transformation, closely linked with administrative reform;
It is also in charge of building and developing e-government, digital government, digital economy, digital society and smart city; as well as facilitating the implementation of the Fourth Industrial Revolution in Viet Nam.
Vietnam’s e-security index improved by 54 percent since last year but its internet became less affordable, the 2021 Digital Quality of Life Index (DQL) conducted by cybersecurity company Surfshark showed.