Vietnam aspires to become a power in cybersecurity: minister

He was speaking at the Vietnam Security Summit 2019, which took place in Hanoi on April 17.

Hung stated that the digital revolution in the world is accelerating with the advent of new technologies such as artificial intelligence, big data and the Internet of Things, requiring countries to embrace the digital transformation.

He informed those present that Vietnam would announce its national digital transformation strategy to build a digital economy and digital society in 2019.

According to the minister, security in the cyberspace is critical to successful digital transformation, adding that the need for a safe and secure cyberspace will drive Vietnam to create world-class products and solutions.

As a cybersecurity power, Vietnam would be able to defend itself and world peace, Hung said.

He told the summit that Vietnam will develop its own cybersecurity enterprises and products, monitor the cyberspace closely, and ensure network security for government agencies and critical national infrastructure, which would be able to be restored to the pre-attack state.

BKAV Vice President Ngo Tuan Anh agreed with Minister Hung that Vietnam can be a cybersecurity power but noted that its manpower is not sufficient in terms of quantity to meet the nationwide demand for cybersecurity.

The Vietnam Security Summit 2019 was held under the theme “Cyber Security in the Age of Digital Transformation” by the Department of Information Security, the Cybersecurity and Counter High-tech Crime Department, the Vietnam Internet Association and IEC Group.

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