Vietnam steps up response to cyberinformation security incidents

October 17, 2022 | 08:26 am GMT+7

Prime Minister Pham Minh Chinh has just issued Directive No. 18/CT-TTg on accelerating the implementation of activities to respond to cybersecurity incidents in Vietnam.


The directive clearly states that cybersecurity is an important, cross-cutting pillar to create digital trust and protect the country's prosperous development in the digital era in order to successfully implement national digital transformation; and responding to cybersecurity incidents is a key and urgent activity to help agencies and organisations minimize any damage caused.

However, currently, the response to cybersecurity incidents in agencies, organisations and enterprises in Vietnam has not met the requirements of an early proactive response, and the timely and effective handling of incidents.

Meanwhile cyberattacks have risen to an increasingly large and complex scale, which can have unpredictable consequences for socio-economic development and stability.

The PM urged ministers, heads of ministerial-level agencies, Governmental agencies, Chairpersons of the People's Committees of provinces and centrally run cities, Presidents and General Directors of corporations, state corporations and other organisations, enterprises that are members (or have affiliated units as members) of the National Cyberinformation Security Incident Response Network thoroughly grasp the contents of the Directive and devise measures to address and timely handle cybersecurity incidents.

More attention shall be paid to review, detect and fix any vulnerabilities and weaknesses according to the warnings of authorities; proactively monitor and detect any risks in terms of network information insecurity in order to promptly handle incidents; strictly implementing all regulations on reporting online information security incidents.