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Hanoi (VNA) - The annual "Vietnam Information Security Day" took place in Hanoi on December 1, focusing on solutions to increasing cyber-attacks aimed at large corporations worldwide.

This year's event is organised by the Vietnam Information Security Association (VNISA), the Information Security Department under the Ministry of Information and Communications (MIC), the Information and Technology Department under the Ministry of Education and Training and the MIC's Vietnam Computer Emergency Response Team (VNCERT).

MIC Deputy Minister Nguyen Thanh Hung stressed that thedevelopment of new technological trends such as cloud computing, social network, and mobile communications not only creates great opportunities for users but also increases risks of information insecurity and cybercrime.

Meanwhile, many agencies and organisations of Vietnam have not yet paid due attention to applying measures to ensure information safety. The country’s legal system, national standards in the field remain insufficient for application of management and technical measures, which have been used widely in other countries.

Apart from ineffective coordination between forces to fight and tackleinformation insecurity incidents, Vietnam islisted among countries with the high rate of malware and malicious code infections, which cause huge damage and pose risks to Vietnam in the futureas well as greatly influencethe country’s image and reliability in the digital world.

Dr. Vu QuocThanh, VNISA General Secretary, said Vietnam’s information security index stands at 46.4 percent, adding that the country aims to become a regional convergence of digital and national sovereignty on the traditional spaces by 2020.

He underlined the need to outline strategies to safeguard digital sovereignty, and have a strategic partition on network space between the State and the private sector.

At the workshop, themed "Serious destruction trend from modern network attacks'', leading IT corporations, including Google, Microsoft and IBM shared their experience, solutions and tools to ensure information security.

An exhibition showcasing advanced security products and technologies of world leading firms was organised on the sidelines of the workshop.-VNA