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March 14, 2019

Signing of Record of Discussions on Technical Cooperation Project with Viet Nam: Strengthening cyber security capacity

On March 8, the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) signed a Record of Discussions with the Government of the Socialist Republic of Viet Nam in Hanoi for the Project on Capacity Building for Cyber Security in Vietnam, a technical cooperation project.

The state of cyber security is changing rapidly worldwide, and with each year its associated risks become more and more global. There is growing concern about the cyberattacks on national critical infrastructure such as transportation, energy, medical, and finance that are becoming a reality in many countries. Securing such vital systems has become a national issue, especially in developing countries with inadequate measures against cyberattacks.

In Viet Nam, the information systems of government agencies and organizations are vulnerable , and cyber security risks are growing. In recent years, cyberattacks, such as phishing attacks, website defacing, malware infections, and DoS/DDoS attacks have been on the rise, and advanced persistent threats in particular are increasing, leading to widespread socioeconomic damage.

Given these circumstances, the project aims to improve the capacity of the Ministry of Information and Communications to implement cyber security measures, thereby contributing to a higher level of defense against cyberattacks for the entire Government of Viet Nam.

Details for the project are provided below.

[Basic project information]
Country Socialist Republic of Viet Nam
Project title Project on Capacity Building for Cyber Security in Vietnam
Planned implementation period 30 months
Executing agency Ministry of Information and Communications
Target region Hanoi
Specific project details (provisional) In order to improve the capacity to implement cyber security measures, JICA will strengthen security quality management capacity and the capacity to provide reactive and proactive services.

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