Int'l computer emergency response drill held in Vietnam

Source: Xinhua| 2017-09-11 19:11:49|Editor: Mengjie
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HANOI, Sept. 11 (Xinhua) -- The 2017 ASEAN Computer Emergency Response Team (CERT) Incident Drill, or ACID, took place here on Monday with the participation of 10 Southeast Asian nations and Australia, China, India, Japan and South Korea.

Addressing the 2017 ACID themed "The Dangers of Insufficient Authentication and Poor Access," Vietnamese Deputy Minister of Information and Communications Nguyen Thanh Hung said the drill aimed to reinforcing smooth communication channels among countries and strengthening their coordination to better respond to network security incidents.

During the drill, computer emergency response teams from the 15 countries participated in reporting, handling, investigating, analyzing, and overcoming specific incidents.

The Vietnam Computer Emergency Response Team (VNCERT) said Vietnam has faced many cyber security issues, like low public awarness about online security with more and more websites being defaced, and malware spreading among computers.

Regarding ransomware WannaCry, Vietnamese agencies, organizations and enterprises have updated security patches for 5,322 servers and 114,159 workstations, but to date, 200 servers and 4,403 workstations have not been upgraded with the latest patches against WannaCry, said VNCERT.