Agencies fall behind on IT security

Saturday, Jul 20, 2013 11:04

An internet subscriber accesses online services. Vietnamese internet security organisations have called for co-ordination in the fight against online attacks. — VNA/VNS Photo Minh Tu

HA NOI (Biz Hub)— A report produced recently by the Viet Nam Computer Emergency Response Team (VNCERT) unveiled high demand for information security training in Viet Nam.

More than half of local agencies, organisations and enterprises do not have their own information security staff.

Another 24 per cent have to hire professional service providers to enhance information security.

According to a survey, more than 83 per cent of State agencies want information-security training. Sixty per cent said information security personnel must possesses professional certificates.

VNCERT is joining hands with the Viet Nam Information Security Association (VNISA) to map out a framework for information security training.

The curriculum has been designed in such a way that trainees can accumulate course credits and acquire related international certificates.

In March, the Post and Telecom Institute of Technology (PTIT), became the first educational institution in Viet Nam to have an information security faculty.

It will be used to help Viet Nam to cope with emerging threats from international hackers.

This year, 150 students will be enrolled in the new faculty, most of them high school and college graduates.

According to the Ministry of Information and Communications, Viet Nam will need about 1 million IT experts by 2020. — VNS

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