NCSC and Kaspersky Lab Ink MoU to Develop Vietnam’s Cybersecurity Capability

09:15 AM 23/01/2019 Print

Director of NCSC Nguyen Huy Dung and Managing Director at Kaspersky Lab Asia Pacific Stephan Neumeier signed the MoU

The MoU provides a joint framework for collaboration between Kaspersky Lab and the NCSC allowing to, for instance:

  • Support transparency initiatives  by NCSC and other relevant public sector agencies to review the source code, updates and other components of Kaspersky Lab products through the Transparency Centre in Zurich, Switzerland

  • Share relevant information, intelligence, and data through the NCSC

  • Assist each other in cybercrime investigations in accordance with the guidance and supervision of the NCSC and relevant agencies

The agreement, which concurred with Vietnam Cyber Security Law affective at the beginning of the year, aims to further enhance capacity development and institution building on cybersecurity as it ensures public safety and security amid the technology revolution 4.0.

NCSC has performed the center function of monitoring and supporting to provide safety for individuals, businesses, government and agencies information system; managing information database and technical systems to ensure national network security for the government and law enforcement. Kaspersky Lab aims to bring the expertise and knowledge accumulated for the past 21 years to help NSCS in keeping the country safe online.

“Ensuring the safety in cyberspace requires mutual trust and effective collaboration between the public and the private sector. We are glad to be in cooperation with NCSC and we’re looking forward to seeing the results of this agreement benefit the citizens of Vietnam. Joint effort is the best way to fight cybercriminals who act regardless of physical borders and territories. We share our expertise, knowledge and technical capabilities with the world as we believe that cybersecurity requires a community. We hope to support Vietnam the best way we can as we do with other governments around the world,” says Maxim Frolov, Vice President Global Sales at Kaspersky Lab.

“The Vietnam Cyber Security Law proves that cybersecurity is one of the top national priorities. We believe that this comprehensive collaboration between public and private sectors will be a good example of how information and expertise sharing will be highly beneficial to both sectors. This agreement marks a new step in the long-term cooperation that the two sides aim to implement in a more concrete, effective and practical activities for a safe cybersecurity environment”, adds Stephan Neumeier, Managing Director at Kaspersky Lab Asia Pacific.

The representatives from two sides

In Q4 2018, 992,952 online attacks originated from Vietnam based on Kaspersky Security Network, making the country as a big threat source in the world. In terms of online attacks, 21.5% of users in the country faced threats online. For the real-time detections per second reported by Kaspersky Lab, Vietnam is always in top 3 of most infected countries.

Hoang Linh