On November 21, in Hanoi, the Department of Information Security – Ministry of Information and Communications and the Korea Internet and Security Agency (KISA) signed a memorandum of understanding on cooperation on information security. Attending the signing ceremony were leaders of the Department of Information Security, KISA and the National Electronic Authentication Center (NEAC) – Ministry of Information and Communications.
Accordingly, the Department of Information Security and KISA will cooperate on: exchanging information security experts; Exchange information on policies, regulations, standards and best practices on information security; Exchange information to effectively respond to information security incidents. Promote bilateral cooperation between the two countries’ cyber response centers (CERT); Promote and develop cooperation in the field of improving information security capacity; Organize events, seminars and conferences on information security…
Pmeaningful coordination to improve the information security capacity of both countries
Discussing the situation of CDS and the development of digital technology, Mr. Tran Dang Khoa, Deputy Director in charge of the Department of Information Security, said that the digital era and digital transformation (CDS) witnessed the outstanding development of digital technology. and breakthrough achievements in economic growth and improving the social life of each of us. However, along with it come many challenges in cyberspace.
“We face more and more complex and sophisticated information security threats. Cyber security is a mandatory factor to protect society, citizens and maintain the integrity of the entire economy in cyberspace.”, Mr. Tran Dang Khoa emphasized.
Also according to the leader of the Department of Information and Communications, cyber attack threats have no borders. In an era of connectivity and globalization, collaboration is the only way we can strengthen our collective resilience.
“We see Korea as one of the leading countries in cyber security and resilience. KISA has over 10 years of experience, achieving great success in management, technology and high quality human resources. The Department of Information Security and the Vietnam Information Security community are happy that cooperation between the two countries on cyber security is increasingly strongly promoted.”
In recent times, KISA and the Department of Information Security and NEAC have had many meaningful cooperation activities. Accordingly, Mr. Tran Dang Khoa hopes that the opening of the KISA Representative Office in Vietnam will be an important milestone in enhancing the effectiveness of cooperative activities of the two Parties, while contributing to tightening the relationship. friendship between Korea and Vietnam for the past 31 years.
“Hy Hopefully in the future, we will have more meaningful initiatives and coordinated activities to improve the information security capacity of both countries. From there, build a healthy and creative cyberspace in the region”the leader of the Department of Information and Communications emphasized.
“Cybersecurity” is one of the areas that needs to be prioritized
Also at the signing ceremony, Mr. Lee Won Tae, Chairman of KISA, said that in 2022, Korea and Vietnam will celebrate 30 years of establishing diplomatic relations and once again we can clearly see rapid development. of bilateral cooperation as a comprehensive strategic partner in the fields of economics, culture and security.
The two countries will continue and develop together in many fields, but Mr. Lee Won Tae believes that “cyber security” is one of the areas that needs to be given top priority.
Mr. Lee Won Tae discussed that while Vietnam has achieved outstanding development in CDS, at the same time it is facing cyber threats, such as increased cyber attacks as well as information leaks. individual. Korea has also experienced many cyber attacks and threats due to its geographical and social characteristics, through which we have developed the ability to detect and respond to cyber threats and respond to threats. that threat.
Based on these experiences, KISA opened a representative office in Hanoi to strengthen cooperation in the field of cybersecurity with Vietnam, sharing knowledge and technical information, contributing to strengthening security capacity. network in Northern Southeast Asia.
In the future, KISA will contribute to making the cybersecurity environment of both countries safer through close cooperation and we look forward to continuing to receive attention and support so that Vietnam and Korea can have can achieve new progress in the field of cybersecurity in the ASEAN region.
Mr. Lee Won Tae also said that signing a memorandum of understanding on cybersecurity cooperation with the Department of Information and Communications is the first result of cooperation of KISA Vietnam Office and will try our best to cooperate in the field.
On this occasion, Ms. To Thi Thu Huong, Director of NEAC, awarded KISA Chairman Lee Won Tae a medal for positive contributions and support to NEAC and cooperation with KISA.
One disasterThe main movement is currently underwaypresent in the ASEAN region
Information about KISA and global cooperation activities, Mr. Sung Jig Cho, KISA Regional Office in Hanoi, said that KISA is pursuing many different projects focusing on the field of personal information security, including including preparing and improving information protection policies, building and strengthening infrastructure to respond to national cyber attacks as well as training information security personnel.
Korea’s information security promotion system is divided into public sector and civil sector. In the public sector, the Office of the President and the National Security Office are responsible for Korea’s cyber security, while in the civil sector, the Ministry of Science and IT and KISA are responsible for protecting public information. people and companies.
To establish a system of close cooperation with the public sector, KISA supports joint investigations into cyber threats and crimes with the prosecution/police/military/National Intelligence Service and Share a lot of information together.
And in the civil sector, KISA is developing a multi-faceted response to cyber threats through ISPs such as major telecommunications companies, information protection companies and global networks. In addition, KISA is also conducting various global cooperation activities to strengthen the global cybersecurity ecosystem
Mr. Sung Jig Cho said that Camp is a global cybersecurity consulting chain established under the leadership of Korea in 2016, currently has a total of 48 countries and 64 organizations as members and are cooperating together. to strengthen cybersecurity capabilities worldwide.
In addition, KISA also operates strategic representative offices in each major region abroad. In particular, in the second half of this year, to strengthen cybersecurity cooperation with ASEAN countries, the Information Security Representative Office for North Southeast Asia was established in Hanoi, Vietnam and the office is located in Hanoi. on the 23rd floor of Kengnam Building in My Dinh, Hanoi.
Also according to Mr. Sung Jig Cho, K-Security is a Korean national brand that is actively participating in international cooperation to share excellent cybersecurity policies, systems and technologies.
Through this cooperation, a project called ASEAN Cyber Shield will be implemented, in which about 9.8 million USD (about 1.2 billion KRW) will be invested from the Korea-ASEAN Cooperation Fund for three years starting in 2023.
As the agency in charge of this project, KISA is promoting activities such as human resource training, organizing anti-hacker competitions and running human resource exchanges to strengthen cybersecurity capacity in the country. ASEAN region./.