Vietnam faces cybersecurity threats

March 11, 2019 | 09:10 am GMT+7

Vietnam continues to be one of the countries with the highest number of detected online infections, according to Kaspersky Security Network data.


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The cybersecurity threat landscape has become more sophisticated in the age of digital revolution. Vietnam is significantly affected by complicated and rapid changes of cybersecurity amid the rise of Industry 4.0.
According to a report from Kaspersky Lab, the country ranked first by percentage in the top 20 countries with ICS (Internet connection sharing) computers attacked in the first half of last year.  
Moreover, based on real-time detections, it was among the three most infected countries last year.
Kaspersky, a global cybersecurity company, has underlined the need for public and private cooperation to build a resilient cybersecurity defense for the country, and has vowed to provide its expertise and holistic solutions to reinforce the government’s commendable and consistent steps to safeguard the nation against damaging online attacks.
Yeo Siang Tiong, general manager at Kaspersky Lab Southeast Asia, said: “As society today depends more on information and communications technologies, cyberthreats will clearly continue to proliferate and evolve. We at Kaspersky Lab believe that increased cooperation to protect cyberspace is now more crucial than ever.
“Instead of dividing ourselves and relying on our own capacity to combat cybercriminals, we can give them a tougher time by creating a united front of online defense. We are also fully aware that this trust must be repeatedly earned through an ongoing commitment to transparency and accountability and we are more than grateful for Vietnam’s willingness to work with us in protecting the country against cybercrimes.”
Last year, the company signed a memorandum of understanding with the Vietnam Government Information Security Committee (VGISC), the Authority of Information Security (AIS) and the National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC) to address information security challenges in the country and to help the Government build the nation’s cybersecurity capability.
This year, it is looking forward to implementing more advanced cybersecurity solutions and services to improve protection of users’ information and data from attackers.