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Vietnam fostering a cybersecurity ecosystem

Presently, Vietnam has mastered about 90% of the ecosystem of cybersecurity products serving Party and State agencies. It is also likely to be one among few countries that will master 100% of the ecosystem, the Minister of Information and Communications, Nguyen Manh Hung, has said. Speaking ...

Samaya Dharmaraj

Behind the screen: The anecdote of cyberbullying in Cambodia

Scrolling on Facebook for only a few seconds, one is likely to be exposed to mean or indecent comments. A young Cambodian woman whose Facebook name is Belle Lizzy said people have critcised her appearance. “I got many mean comments on social media about my acne ...

Taing Rinith

Thailand's internet censorship rates 6/10

Thailand has received a score of 6 out of 10 in internet censorship, on a par with various regional peers, according to UK-based tech research firm Comparitech. A score of 6 was given to 17 countries, including Cambodia, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia and Vietnam, out of 150 ...

Suchit Leesa-Nguansuk

Vietnam introduces new information security system to facilitate e-governance

The National Cyber Security Center of Vietnam (NCSC) launched a new governmental information sharing and security monitoring system Friday. With this system, the observation and analyses of internet activities would be shared by all levels of the government, and provide early alerts for potential attacks and ...

Phan Nghia

Facial recognition push in South raises rights concern

Telecom firms under focus for ultimatum to phone users on submission of photos; isoc denies sending registration message Rights defenders raised concerns yesterday over the move to force all |cellphone users in the restive South to submit their pictures for facial-recognition identification. Those who fail to do ...

Vietnam aspires to become a power in cybersecurity: minister

Minister of Information and Communications Nguyen Manh Hung has stated that he expects Vietnam to become a strong country in terms of cybersecurity with its security manpower one of the best in the world and with high aspirations. He was speaking at the Vietnam Security Summit ...

Cybercrime surges above $120-bn in Southeast Asia

THE RAPID growth of Bitcoin-related scams and other cybercrimes has prompted the United Nations to urge member countries, including Thailand, to step up their legal safeguards against potential economic losses. Cybercrime-related losses worldwide top US$600 billion (Bt19.6 trillion), said Julien Garsany, deputy regional representative of ...

Policy lagging technology, OECD warns

To capitalise on the transition to a digital society, nations in Southeast Asia need to close the gap between advanced technology and lagging policy, the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) said last week.Keep reading ...

Thailand ranked 10th in Asian digital rankings

A digital talent shortage, fewer digital products and uncertain policies have put Thailand near the bottom of the digital nation index, says a Singapore-based advisory firm.Keep reading ...

Upgrade country’s statistics standards to make most of cooperation efforts, official says

Laos will have difficulties in the implementation of the United Nation’s Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) agenda as well as pushing the country to graduate from Least Developed Countries (LDC) by 2020 without accurate and timely statistics, a government official has stated.Addressing a statistics seminar in ...

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