Vietnam prioritises cybersecurity

With Vietnam being one of the largest targets for cyberattacks in the world, enhancing information safety is a crucial issue the country needs to address as it aims for complete digital transformation.

Along with digital transformation, it is necessary to build a capable workforce specialised in cybersecurity, the Minister of Information and Communication (MIC) Nguyen Manh Hung said during the annual International Conference and Exhibition Vietnam Information Security Day, held last week.

The country must also continually update its technologies to protect the national cyberspace better. Stimulating digital transformation has made Vietnam more vulnerable to cyber threats. A press statement quoted a report, which said more than 1.6 million cyberattacks over the first half of 2020 targeted small and medium-sized enterprises in Southeast Asia. Indonesia, Malaysia, and Vietnam experienced the largest number of attacks.

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Samaya Dharmaraj