Vietnam must assert national sovereignty, prosperity on cyberspace: Minister hinh anh 1An overview of Vietnam Information Security Day 2020 International Conference and Exhibition (Photo: VNA)

Hanoi (VNA) – Vietnam must assert national sovereignty and prosperity on cyberspace and everyone has the responsibility to protect that environment, Minister of Information and Communications Nguyen Manh Hung said at the Vietnam Information Security Day 2020 International Conference and Exhibition on December 2.

The event, jointly held by the Vietnam Information Security Association (VNISA) and the Ministry of Information and Communications’ Information Security Agency, is an important national forum drawing attention of the domestic and international information security and safety communities.

Themed “Cybersecurity Ecosystem Make in Vietnam – Key Success Factor for National Digital Transformation,” the event is expected to boost the mastering of technology and use of “Make in Vietnam” products and services to serve national digital transformation.

Minister Hung affirmed that Vietnam has to date mastered about 90 percent of the ecosystem of cyber security products serving Party and State agencies.

“In early 2021, Vietnam will master 100 percent. Very few countries can do that. This is the pride of Vietnam. The association and Vietnamese information security and safety businesses should be proud of this as you all have done it,” stressed Hung.

The rate increased by 1.7 times from the previous year and 18 times higher than that of 2015.

In addition, the revenue from local cybersecurity products increased from 18 percent in 2015 to 39 percent in 2019 and 45 percent in 2020. The rate is expected to continue rising in the following years.

Vietnam must assert national sovereignty, prosperity on cyberspace: Minister hinh anh 2Minister of Information and Communications Nguyen Manh Hung speaks at the event (Photo: VNA)

VNISA President Nguyen Thanh Hung, who is also former Deputy Minister of Information and Communications, said that cyber security with “Make in Vietnam” technologies is a key success factor in national digital transformation.

“To continue improving its responsibility with the community, VNISA will collect with information safety enterprises to make more commitments to the society about basic cyber security services with good quality, acceptable and flexible prices, and easy to access based on cloud platforms towards universalisation of these services,” he said.

To ensure the safety of the country’s IT systems, products and services at the highest level, Vietnam has to have competent experts in this field.

Statistics from VNISA showed that in addition to the growth in terms of types of products, the revenue from cyber security has also continuously increased in recent years from 400 billion VND (17.3 million USD) in 2016 to 1.5 trillion VND in 2019. The revenue is expected to reach 1.9 trillion VND this year.

“Revenue from cybersecurity products rose in 2020. The result shows that Viet Nam’s cybersecurity ecosystem has seen strong development,” said a VNISA representative.

David Soldani, a Huawei ICT Security Expert within the ASIA Pacific region said 5G is expected to provide reliable low-latency connectivity for remote and intelligent control of robotics platforms and critical infrastructure such as electricity, water, gas, ports and transportation. Therefore, any 5G system failure that could happen would cause serious harm.

5G technologies will be applied to different sectors including internet of things (IoT), self-driving cars and healthcare. Most of the threats and challenges facing 5G security are the same as those facing 4G security, he said.

He added that 5G security requires cooperation in standards, equipment and implementation. All parties in the industry chain are responsible for their own confidentiality. In order to minimise cybersecurity risks, providers must prioritise network security fully.

Vietnam must assert national sovereignty, prosperity on cyberspace: Minister hinh anh 3Visitors to booths at the exhibition (Photo:VietnamPlus)

Representatives from many businesses shared opinions on issues involved in digital platforms and solutions available in Vietnam.

They said that Vietnam is lacking senior experts on cyber security and safety.

On the day, the organising board announced “Make in Vietnam” Cloud platforms.

Developing and mastering a cybersecurity product ecosystem serving e-government, smart city and the national important information system is a task assigned by the Government to the MIC./.