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According to Mr Nguyen Manh Hung (Minister of Information and Communications), all industries in Vietnam will make an attempt on the digital transformation, aiming to the success of national digital transformation by 2022. Many experts also predict that in that process, key industries and state management agencies and organizations will have an advantage because of their good preparation. There are even some impressive initial successes such as public finance, banking, healthcare, e-commerce, logistics, transportation, telecommunications, e-government… However, the more strongly digital transformation is implemented, the more challenges that key sectors in particular and the whole economy and society in general will face in terms of information security. According to some statistics published in 2021, the situation of information safety and security in Vietnam was on a high alert as in 2021, Vietnam has 70.7 million computer infections and virus damage, losing up to 24,400 billion VND (more than 1 billion USD). The number of computers attacked by data encryption viruses in 2021 is more than 2.5 million times, 4.5 times higher than in 2020 (according to BKAV). According to the announcement of the Department of Cyber Security and High-Tech Crime Prevention (Ministry of Public Security), in the first 6 months of 2021, they detected 1,555 attacks on websites/portals with the domain name “.vn” (insert messages of hackers) of which 412 pages are under the management of state agencies. Recently, HP Technology Group also issued a warning about 4 potential risks of cyber security attack trends that may exist in Vietnam are: the trend of commercializing software supply chain attacks in Vietnam, large supply chains in the financial, banking and transportation sectors; The ransomware gang continues its continuous extortion tactics; Firmware security vulnerabilities increase the risk of intrusion; The hybrid working model is “fertile ground” for phishing attacks.
Under that situation, the national conference on information safety and security in 2022 holds a topic of NEW CHALLENGES AND SOLUTIONS TO ENSURE INFORMATION CYBER AND SECURITY FOR MAJOR STATE SECTORS. The conference will include 5 main presentations presented by domestic and international speakers and 1 drill session on the prevention and handling of information insecurity incidents chaired by leaders of the Center for Information Technology and Cyber Security Monitoring, Government Cipher Committee with the participation of specialized units in charge of information safety and security, government agencies and state-owned enterprises.