National cybersecurity strategy
The Vietnamese government is working to remove any bottlenecks the new cybersecurity law may create for businesses, Deputy Prime Minister Vuong Dinh Hue said in Washington D.C. on Tuesday. In a meeting with leaders of the United States Chamber of Commerce, he said that the Vietnam’s top legislative body, the National Assembly, has asked the government to implement the law in a way that will not require tech businesses and investors to acquire more official permits. The law aims to protect Vietnam’s sovereignty on the network space, which is currently a complicated situation in many countries, Hue said. “Vietnam learned from the U.S. in the drafting of this law,” the deputy PM added. He said the country hopes to clear the barriers that U.S. businesses are facing when investing in Vietnam. Representatives of major U.S. businesses like Microsoft, Google, Visa and Mastercard attended the meeting. The cybersecurity law, which was approved by a majority vote in the … [Read more...] about New cybersecurity law won’t hassle businesses: deputy PM
Facebook and Google found Vietnam's cybersecurity law "appropriate" and did not object to it, a senior Public Security Ministry official said Friday. Vietnam’s cybersecurity law, which was approved by a majority vote in the National Assembly on Tuesday, requires foreign businesses like Facebook and Google to store Vietnamese users’ data within the nation’s territory and provide it authorities upon receipt of written requests. As the law was being drafted, lawmakers had reached out to Google and Facebook to discuss its provisions, said Lieutenant-general Hoang Phuoc Thuan, director of the ministry’s Cybersecurity Department. “They said that this [law] was appropriate and that they will research to modify their companies’ strategies accordingly,” Thuan told VnEpxress. Authorities will only ask businesses to provide users’ data when there are signs of violations of the law, Thuan said. “Providing customers’ data to security … [Read more...] about Facebook, Google okay with Vietnam’s cybersecurity law: official
Viet Nam News The hacking of the Vietnam Airlines website at the Hà Nội and HCM City airports has signaled Việt Nam's possible vulnerability to malware attacks. Việt Nam News spoke to senior director from a cyber security company, an official and a network security expert about the matter. Nguyễn Hồng Phúc, freelance network security expert What is your opinion of the hacking incident? The confidential data leaked by the group came from a successful breach of Vietnam Airlines' client database. The hacker(s) were clearly professional and the attack process must have been going on for a long time, it didn't just happen for a day or a night After this incident, it's quite possible that similar attacks can be lauched at other websites and networks in Việt Nam. It's essential that network administrators and system operators check their entire systems and enhance security. I think the government should be responsible for being properly prepared for such network attacks at the … [Read more...] about Việt Nam’s network security at high risk
US President Barack Obama dumped George W. Bush's "war on terror" doctrine Thursday when he unveiled a national security strategy that calls for using America's still "unmatched" power less overtly. Obama also put new constraints on the former president's concept of pre-emptive war and cited national security implications of economic meltdowns, global warming, cyberwarfare, nuclear proliferation, and ethnic conflict. The strategy turns the page on Bush-era dreams of remaking the global order with American might and recognizes the increasing global engagement of Russia and the emergence of rising powers like China and India. "To succeed, we must face the world as it is," the document states. In putting the first public face to the document, US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton confidently asserted American power but said it would be used more wisely and less directly than before. "We are no less powerful," the chief US diplomat told foreign policy experts at the Brookings Institution … [Read more...] about Oil floats ashore at the Grand Isle East State Park on Grand Isle, Louisiana.