Int’l forum on information safety in Vietnam attracts 500 participants

Friday, 2018-11-30 17:27:47
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MIC Deputy Minister Nguyen Thanh Hung speaks at the event. (Photo:
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NDO – An international seminar, entitled “2018 Vietnam Information Safety Day”, opened in Hanoi on November 30, bringing together 500 invitees, including representatives from Vietnamese ministries, sectors, localities, and businesses, as well as leading global experts and corporations in information technology.

The annual event, themed “Information safety on artificial intelligence platforms and smart devices”, is co-organised by the Vietnam Information Security Association (VNISA), the Information Security Department and the Vietnam Computer Emergency Response Team (VNCERT) under the Ministry of Information and Communications (MIC).

In his opening remarks, MIC Deputy Minister Nguyen Thanh Hung emphasised that, after 11 years, the Vietnam Information Safety Day has become an important annual event and a large international forum to discuss and share information, experience and measures, contributing to raising society’s awareness of information security.

In order to promote the work of ensuring information safety and cyber security, state agencies and social organisations should pay attention to updating new knowledge and technology for their staff, while installing technical systems that ensure information standards and meet the requirements for preventing and combating cyber-attacks, Hung said.

He suggested that the community of information security businesses accelerate the research and application of modern platforms and technologies to create new information security products and services, which respond to the constantly changing cyber-attack risks in a more effective manner.

During the plenary session on Friday morning, delegates were updated with a report on the reality of Vietnam’s information safety in 2018, assessment indicators of the VNISA, and presentations delivered by large corporations, both at home and abroad (Amazon, Google, Cisco, Huawei, Jiral and Viettel, among others), on the issues of protecting consumer information, ensuring information security for Internet of Things (IoT), and AI-based cloud computing in service of the implementation of the fourth Industrial Revolution in Vietnam.

In the afternoon, delegates attended two discussion sessions, featuring digital transformation, IoT and data security, AI technology, cloud computing, and ensuring information safety.

An information security demonstration zone has been held for the first time within the framework of the Vietnam Information Safety Day. (Photo:

A display showcasing the latest information safety products and technologies was held within the framework of the programme, featuring 25 pavilions from leading businesses and corporations, both at home and abroad. Especially, there was also a demonstration section of information security technologies for experts, researchers and engineers to introduce their latest products on information security and safety.