NA: Combining cybersecurity, network information security laws infeasible Van Ly A National Assembly deputy was speaking at a session on May 29 - PHOTO: quochoi.vn HANOI – Many points in the draft cybersecurity law were previously found similar to those in the law on network information security, but according to the National Assembly (NA), it is infeasible to combine these two laws in the current conditions. Vo Trong Viet, member of the NA Standing Committee and head of the NA Committee on National Defense and Security, on May 29 presented comments and revisions to the draft law on cybersecurity. According to Viet, there were several comments showing support for issuance of a cybersecurity law, many asked for clarifications of the constitutionality and consistency of the draft law with the legal system, and reviews to ensure compliance with the international commitments Vietnam has made. Meanwhile, some requested amending the laws on national security and network … [Read more...] about NA: Combining cybersecurity, network information security laws infeasible
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Deputy Minister of Information and Communications Nguyen Thanh Hung speaks at the event. — Photo mic.gov.vn The Viet Nam Computer Emergency Response Centre (VNCERT) hosted the 2018 ASEAN-Japan Information Security Drill in Ha Noi, central Da Nang and HCM City on Wednesday. The Viet Nam team attended the event with 300 representatives and technicians from over 100 member units of VNCERT, IT units from ministries, sectors and localities as well as IT enterprises nationwide. At the event, deputy minister of information and communications Nguyen Thanh Hung said: “Distributed Denial of Service,or DoS/DDoS” attacks were growing in both number and complexity. According to statistics of VNCERT, Viet Nam recorded 4,035 cyber attacks this year up to May 19, with 2,661 defaming incidents, 776 malware attacks and 608 phishing scams. Therefore, drills on information security in response to relevant issues should be regularly organised, Hung said. Representatives of VNCERT said … [Read more...] about Viet Nam hosts 2018 ASEAN-Japan cyber security drill
Deputy Minister of Information and Communications Nguyen Thanh Hung speaks at the event (Source: https://mic.gov.vn) Hanoi (VNA) - The Vietnam Computer Emergency Response Center (VNCERT) hosted the 2018 ASEAN-Japan information security drill, which took place in Hanoi, central Da Nang city and Ho Chi Minh City on May 23. The Vietnam team attended the event with 300 representatives and technicians from over 100 member units of VNCERT, IT units from ministries, sectors and localities, and IT enterprises nationwide. Deputy Minister of Information and Communications Nguyen Thanh Hung mentioned the fact that “Distributed Denial of Service - DoS/DdoS” attacks are growing in both number and complexity. Statistics of the VNCERT show that Vietnam recorded 4,035 cyber attacks this year to May 19, with 2,661 Deface incidents, 776 Malware attacks, and 608 Phishing scams. Therefore, drills on information security in responding to relevant issues should be regularly organised as … [Read more...] about Vietnam hosts 2018 ASEAN-Japan cyber security
Recently, the cyber community has continuously experienced the boom of coin-mining malware. Typical attacks include taking advantage of the weaknesses existing in websites and software, as well as the popularity of social networks to spread these dangerous viruses. In March 2018, hundreds of thousands of computers in Vietnam was infected with W32.AdCoinMiner, a virus spread via online advertising services. In particular, this malware was able to self-spread to other computers in the same local network via the software weakness of SMB, which was once successfully exploited by WannaCry, another infamous ransomware to harm more than 300,000 computers in just a few hours. Statistics from Bkav warned that more than half of the number of computers in Vietnam has this vulnerability. The WhiteHat Drill 05 consists of the simulation of real situations where computers are infected with coinminer virus through software weaknesses. All … [Read more...] about Free national cyber security drill against coin-mining malware to be launched
VietNamNet Bridge - The Civil Aviation Authority of Vietnam (CAAV) has announced its findings about inspections of airlines’ compliance with laws on securing customer privacy. The inspections were conducted at Vietnam Airlines (VNA), Vietjet (VJ) and Jetstar Pacific (JPA). Airlines are using different booking systems Inspectors found that air carriers are using different booking, seat reservation and ticket sale systems. VNA is using a system provided by SABRE Airlines Solution, a prestigious booking software provider. VNA has also set up programs to supervise the activities of computer users and control access to the booking and reservation system. However, the national flag air carrier still cannot fully prevent exposure of passengers’ information. The problem is that some regional branches of VNA have the right to run API programs connected with SABRE ticket booking and seat reservation programs. These include software informing passengers about … [Read more...] about Are airline security solutions reliable?