14:11 | 05/10/2020 Information Technology
Stephan Neumeier, Managing Director of Russia’s Kaspersky Lab Asia Pacific, said the company is willing to share its experience and security solutions to help protect Vietnam from cyber attacks.
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Kaspersky and its researchers have more than 20 years of experience and a range of security solutions it stands ready to share with Vietnam, he affirmed.
Similar to other countries around the world, COVID-19 has increased the number of Internet users in Vietnam, and its increasing influence and presence in daily life opens up the opportunity for cybercriminals to operate, he said.
Kaspersky has cooperated with the Vietnamese Government for many years, with the aim of protecting the country from cyber crime and helping it build national network security capacity.
The Russian company signed a memorandum of understanding with the Authority of Information Security (AIS) in 2018 and another with the National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC) in 2019, he said.
Vietnam is implementing a national campaign to review and remove malware nationwide, and he believes this is a great example of how public and private organisations can work together to create a more secure cyberspace.
The Vietnamese Government has worked with a number of private partners, including Kaspersky, he went on, and the company believes that through cooperation the two sides will achieve the goals of the campaign to reduce malware infections and the number of IP addresses in ten popular botnet networks in Vietnam.
Regarding the potential of Vietnam and Kaspersky’s prospects for cooperation with the Southeast Asian nation, Neumeier said Vietnam is a key market in the Asia-Pacific region.
The popularity of the Internet in Vietnam is growing and will continue to do so over the next few years, he said, while the Vietnamese Government is also actively promoting digitalisation and the fourth Industrial Revolution in parallel with efforts to raise awareness of cyber security in the country.
Kaspersky considers Vietnam a regional cyber security centre and is honoured to participate in its campaigns to create a secure cyber space at an organised and national level, he affirmed./.