Companies oblivious of cyber attacks

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VietNam News English - 75 month(s) ago 10 readings

Many organisations and companies are not aware of that they are the victim of data breaches, according to a survey released yesterday.


Sixty-nine out of 300 organisations and companies polled failed to realise whether their network systems were compromised by hackers, according to the annual survey conducted by the Viet Nam Information Security Association (VNISA).

"Although the percentage of organisations and companies who were completely unaware of information security decreased from 29 per cent in 2010 and 38 per cent in 2009, it is still a worrying figure," said Tran Anh Tuan, deputy chairman of VNISA's southern branch.

More organisations and companies assign information security duties to specialised staff, with 61 per cent of polled organisations and companies employing staff responsible for information security.

More than two-thirds of organisations and enterprises failed to set up incident-response procedures to cyber-attacks, the survey revealed.

The survey was released at the fourth Viet Nam Information Security Day, which was held yesterday in HCM City by the city's Department of Information and Communications and VNISA's southern branch.

With the theme "Digital Information Security-Foundation of a Strong Nation in IT," the annual event aims to increase awareness of information security and related issues among State agencies, organisations and enterprises.

Experts, managers and technicians in the field of information security from Checkpoint, IBM, HP, Cisco, Oracle, Trend Micro and FPT discussed state-of-the-art knowledge and security solutions during the event. — VNS

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