Recent IT development trends like virtualisation, cloud computing, the robust increase of mobile devices in workplace, and social networking are causing rising impacts on administrative activities and IT management in government agencies and businesses. New tech trends boost operational flexibility and performance for IT systems on the one hand, but also pose many challenges to information security and risk management on the other. This is the content of the National Security Exhibition – Conference (Security World 2013) under the theme of “Information security: Emerging Trends and challenges in the new digital age” organised recently in Hanoi. According to statistics released by BKAV, a renowned security firm, in 2012, up to 2,203 websites owned by Vietnamese agencies and businesses were attacked, mainly through network holes, almost unchanged from 2011 (with 2,245 websites hacked). In addition, according a VNISA report in 2012, Vietnam ranked fifth in the world in internet users, 15th in malware spreading, 10th in spamming, and 15th in zombie (computers lose control rights). Among 100 government websites (.gov.vn), up to 78 per cent are susceptible to total attacks. In 2012, many virus variants were spread with the purpose of stealing bank accounts, background connections. Mobile device security has become… Read full this story
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