MIC proposes coordination of ministries over information security

Friday, Nov 07, 2014 14:35

Ministries of Defence, Public Security and Information and Communications will closely coordinate with each other to boost information security.— Photo laodong.com.vn

HA NOI (Biz Hub) — The Ministry of Information and Communications (MIC) will seek the Prime Minister's approval this month for its regulation on coordination among three ministries over information security.

The concerned ministries are MIC, and the ministries of defence and public securities, Deputy Director of MIC's information security department Nguyen Huy Dung told local media on November 5, while speaking about the Vietnam Information Security Day.

Dung added that the MIC regulation will contain detailed information about coordination among the three ministries. While the defence ministry will be in charge of its data, the public securities ministry will be responsible for information affecting national security in accordance with the Security Law. Cases of violation of administrative laws will be handled by MIC.

Dung pointed out that it is very difficult to find out at what time a particular violation of information security occurred. So the regulation is expected to ensure close coordination of the three ministries.

Meanwhile, the Vietnam Information Security Day will be observed with the theme "Safety, information security and national sovereignty" in HCM City on November 19 and in Ha Noi on December 4.

Chairman of Vietnam Information Security Association Nguyen Ngoc Duy said that the event will focus on "hot" issues of safety and information security in the context of the constant attacks on Vietnamese websites, and the data loss of government agencies due of malware in computers.

A series of activities on information security will be held in the country, such as training of IT officers and holding of a national contest for students. Important suggestions to help the government build policies and regulations on national information security will be presented at a conference. — VNS

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