Bkav to hold conference for hackers

Tuesday, Sep 24, 2013 13:18

The forum managed by Bkav will encourage young people to share knowledge on network security. Photo courtesy of Bkav

HA NOI (Biz Hub) — The Bkav Internet Security Corporation will hold a White Hat conference for computer hackers, who use their skills to improve security, on October 29 at the Grand Plaza Hotel in Ha Noi City.

The conference will include in-depth talks on the cyber security technology by Bkav specialists and guest speakers. Participants will also explore the internet security situation in Viet Nam and present solutions to develop a community in this area.

Those attending the conference will be invited to join a competition called Capture the Flag, which requires computer users to look for security holes.

The corporation will officially launch a forum for the computer hackers, named www.whitehat.vn, this October to encourage youngsters nationwide to research and share knowledge on cyber security.

Nguyen Minh Duc, deputy director of Bkav's internet security division, said: "Through the conference and the forum, we expect to lead young people on the right direction to become hackers, who contribute to improving internet security."

According to Bkav, 2,405 websites of agencies and enterprises were penetrated by hackers in Viet Namfrom the beginning of 2013 until now. A survey publicised in June 2013 showed that Vietnamese users lost nearly VND8 trillion (approximately US$381 million) because of computer viruses in the past 12 months.

Bkav, founded in 2001, provides services in network security, software, e-government and cloud computing, as well as producing electronic devices. It is the first Vietnamese firm to be ranked as one of top IT companies in emerging markets by information technology research and advisory company Gartner. — VNS

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