Info security threats more serious

December 29, 2015 | 09:48 am GMT+7

Threats to information security are becoming more serious and may be used as a tool against the State to attack important infrastructure, freeze Governmental activities or destroy the economy.

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Nguyen Thanh Hung, Deputy Minister of Information and Communications, spoke about those risks during a recent meeting regarding the implementation of information security laws and initiatives to ensure e-Government information security. 

Along with the promotion of information and technology (IT) application and e-Government, information security was also crucial, the Deputy Minister emphasised. 
Security vulnerability poses a permanent risk to all countries and Vietnam is no exception, Mr. Hung said, adding that the government must remain vigilant and undertake measures to prevent and handle those situations when they arise. 
He also stressed that IT applications in e-Government is an important goal to better serve people, businesses and society. 
The government issued Resolution 36a on building e-Government in Vietnam on October 14. 
Mr. Hung said it was an important resolution that expresses a strong determination of the Vietnamese government in the application of IT and e-Government building. 
As a state management agency in this field, the Ministry of Information and Communications (MIC) issued a framework for Vietnam"s e-Government at ministries, agencies and localities. 
Vietnam has paid more attention to information security matters by issuing many related policies and schemes. 
Most recently, the National Assembly adopted the Law of Information Security on November 19. 
"We now have a powerful legal document to direct the sector"s development," Hung said. "It is expected to meet the requirement of protecting the e-Government and critical information systems of the country in line with the Internet"s development environment in Vietnam and the world trends on information security." Meanwhile, director of the Department of Information Security Nguyen Thanh Hai said that establishing two decrees to guide the implementation of the law on information security would be the top priority of the agency next year.