The Vietnam Information Security Day 2014 with the theme of information security and national sovereignty will kick off in Ho Chi Minh City on November 19.

The annual event is jointly organised by the municipal Department of Information Communications and the southern chapter of the Vietnam Information Security Association (VNISA).

This year’s event will take place in the context of complex regional and global information security threats that put the operations of organisations and businesses as well as national sovereignty at risk, Chairman of the VNISA’s southern branch Ngo Vi Dong told the press on November 5.

The day will open with a competition entitled ‘Students and information security’, which is expected to draw the participation of students from 15 universities, academies and colleges throughout the country.

A series of seminars is being organised to bring the State, society and enterprises together to boost information security and share experience in advanced security measures.

They will focus on the information security status quo and strategies, wireless security, infrastructure security and the application of information technology, as well as unique codes.

The event also serves as a bridge for enterprises to introduce their latest security products to customers.

Cyber security has emerged as a key concern for government bodies, organisations and enterprises in Vietnam in recent years. Since the number of people using social networks and mobile devices is increasing, the Government should promote effective management approaches and implement state-of-the-art measures to meet the current demand.-VNA