At the workshop (Source: VNA)

HCM City (VNA) – Representatives of Vietnamese and Israeli businesses shared their experiences in cyber security at a workshop in Ho Chi Minh City on July 30.

In Vietnam, around 27 percent of recent cyber attacks targeted the country’s key sectors, namely telecommunications and banking. Vietnam is also among those countries worldwide suffering from a high number of attacks on industrial infrastructure, with over 735,000 computers infected with malicious codes during the first five months of 2018, heard the workshop.

According to Ngo Vi Dong, Vice President of the Vietnam Information Security Association, information security and safety in Vietnam has been improved, however, potential risks remain, especially for small-and medium-sized enterprises.

Yaniv Tessel, head of the Economic and Trade Mission at the Israeli Embassy in Vietnam, said businesses, particularly larger ones, need to be ahead of the game with cyber security and information safety.

Participating Israeli firms are ready to cooperate with Vietnam in cyber security activities, he said.

Israel is the world’s second largest exporter of cyber security technologies, following the US. The country now has 300 companies operating in the field of cyber security.

Ruth Shoham, Executive Director of the Capacity Building Division at the Israel National Cyber Directorate, said Israel and Israeli businesses have paid close attention to cyber security development.

At the workshop, Vietnamese and Israel’s leading IT firms – namely CyberArk, Beyond Security, Claroty, Cyberbit, Ericom, and Skybox Security – sought ways to cooperate in this sphere for the time to come. –VNA