Representatives of businesses visit an exhibition on technological products as part of the conference on cybersecurity. (Source: VNA)

Hanoi (VNA) - Vietnam will declare a national digital strategy this year to set up a digital economy and society, said Minister of Information and Communications Nguyen Manh Hung at a cybersecurity conference in Hanoi on April 17.

The Minister said cybersecurity was a prerequisite for a successful national transition to a digital society.

It created a safe environment for the Government, enterprises and people to use digital technology, he said.

Vietnam wanted to create a safe space for digital transactions, he said, and to develop world-class cyber security enterprises.

“Our prosperity depends on the internet, but the internet is not safe,” said Hung. “Making the internet safer means making our country more prosperous.”

Every information technology investment project must take online security measures, he stressed.

Concerned organisations must ensure cyber security in Governmental offices and important national infrastructure, he said. Each Governmental organisation must have at least one enterprise ensuring cybersecurity to avoid the theft of information.

Also at the conference, the Ministry of Information and Communications (MIC) for the first time announced cybersecurity assessments of State organisations for last year.

The assessment will now be conducted annually and gradually widened to include all organisations and enterprises.

Also the same day, under the sponsorship of the MIC, the Authority of Information Security and the Vietnam Information Security Association, together with its partners, launched an alliance to handle malicious code and prevent network attacks. - VNA