VUSTA held a dissemination workshop on cyber security Law

Posted at: WEDnesday - 19/06/2019 10:05 - post name: Cộng tác viên

 
Prof. Dr. Lieutenant-General Nguyen Minh Duc and Dr. Dang Vu Canh Linh co-chaired the workshop

Prof. Dr. Lieutenant-General Nguyen Minh Duc and Dr. Dang Vu Canh Linh co-chaired the workshop

On May 31 in Hanoi, the Vietnam Union of Science and Technology Associations (VUSTA) organized a dessemination workshop on cyber security Law with the participation of leaders of press agencies in the VUSTA system.

Prof. Dr. Lieutenant-General Nguyen Minh Duc – member of National Assembly XIV, standing member of Committee on Security and National defence, Director of the Institute of Police Science (under the People’s Police Academy - Ministry of Public Security) and Dr. Dang Vu Canh Linh – member of Central Council, Director of Communication and Knowledge Dissemination of VUSTA co-chaired the workshop

At the seminar, Lieutenant-General Nguyen Minh Duc presented the necessity of promulgation of the Law on cyber security. He said, cyberspace is a new aspect that has profound impacts on every aspects of social life. Actions of cyberspace users may violate to independence, sovereignty, national security, social order and safety, state secrets, legitimate rights and interests of organizations and individuals.

Since the internet began to emerge, it has brought out enormous benefits for people. However, we also face tremendous challenges. Cyber space has become a "safe haven" for new types of crimes. Vietnam is among the most cyber-attacked countries in the world. Vietnam ranks 4th in the group of 10 countries controlled by the ghost computer network (computers connected to the internet controlled or inspected by attackers, infected with computer viruses ...), he added.

The consequences of uncontrolled cyber security are immense. For examples: an airlines' website is attacked by hackers can affect on flight operations safety; the bank account of the customer is cracked and withdrawn all the money; posting and distributing false and fake information on the internet… all those seriously affect honor and dignity of individuals and organizations...

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Participants attended the workshop

To ensure cyber security, in addition to technical solutions, it is necessary to have a clear legal corridor for competent authorities in actively handling violations. Law on cyber security helps to strengthen national security on cyberspace, provides organizations and individuals with a safety and healthy cyber environment nationally, minimizes risk factors of infringing upon legitimate rights and interests of organizations and individuals..., Lieutenant-General Nguyen Minh Duc affirmed.

In reality, the lack of management of service users’ data and important national data has been affecting national interests and security. Currently, hostile forces and criminals are increasing the use of cyber space to harm national security, social order and safety while Vietnam's competent agencies face a lot of difficulties in investigating, verifying, tracing and handling violations because data are stored overseas, the Lieutenant-General stated.

Personal accounts will be better secured when the Law on cyber security is issued. The Law is in line with domestic law and international practices. The regulations neither violate treaties to which Vietnam is a party nor obstruct businesses’ operations. To date, many countries have passed the Law, it is essential to understand the purpose and meaning of enacting the Law on cyber security. The promulgation of the Law on cyber security is a must in the current situation. The Law was introduced to meet the practical requirements set in the country development process, help protecting the legitimate interests of individuals and organizations on cyberspace, in particular, create a legal corridor regulating activities to protect national security and ensure social order and safety on cyberspace, he stressed.

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Lieutenant-General Nguyen Minh Duc presented the Law on cyber security

Mr. Duc added that the Law on cyber security does not prohibit the use of the internet, social networks (facebook, youtbe, google, zalo ...) as distorted information. Regulations also do not inhibit speech online, but you are responsible for your own speech.

The cyber security Law consists of 7 chapters, 43 articles, regulating the basic contents of cyber security for information systems related to national security; preventing and handling violations of cyber security; implementing activities of network security and defining responsibilities of agencies, organizations and individuals concerned. The Law on cyber security is a legal basis for dealing with those who take advantage of the internet, social networks to against the socialist regime, the State and harm individuals, organizations and businesses, he concluded.

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Dr. Dang Vu Canh Linh concludes the workshop

In the concluding remarks Dr. Dang Vu Canh Linh, Director of VUSTA's Communication and Knowledge Dissemination Department, on behalf of VUSTA's leaders thanked Lieutenant-General Nguyen Minh Duc for his presentation of the Law on cyber security. It helped the staff and leaders of the press agencies of VUSTA's system to understand the provisions of the Law, thereby helping them to act in compliance with the law, regulations and widely communicate to all members of VUSTA and the public.

Author: PV, photo: Minh Thuan
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