ASEAN drill held to test cybersecurity incident response

October 6, 2021 | 11:12 am GMT+7

The Vietnam Computer Emergency Response Team (VNCERT) and the Authority of Information Security under the Ministry of Information and Communications on October 5 presided over the deployment of 2021 ASEAN Computer Emergency Response Team Drill (ACID 2021) for members of the emergency response network and IT units of ministries and agencies nationwide.


 Attending the ACID 2021 were teams representing ASEAN member nations and five dialogue countries, namely Australia, China, India, Japan and the Republic of Korea.

The drill, entitled "Responding to attacks on supply chain targeting at corporations and organisations," was hosted by Singapore.

Participants in the exercise included key technical staff, who take part in international and domestic deployments from the Authority of Information Security, Viettel, VNPT, BKAV, Sacombank, and support staff group (technicians of VNCERT/CC Center) as well as members of the national network information security incident response network.

This was an opportunity for technicians of Vietnamese agencies, organisations and enterprises to practice their skills in dealing with, investigating, analysing, minimising damage and reporting emergency situations, helping them improve knowledge and gain experience in responding to cyber security incidents.

The ACID 2021 drill used the latest cybersecurity trends as scenarios for teams to strengthen their preparedness in solving cybersecurity issues.

After the drill, experts and domestic team members will spend time exchanging and sharing situations and solutions to help participants have a better understanding of how to handle the incidents in a specific case.