HANOI (Bernama) – Human error caused about 62 per cent of internet security failures in Vietnam last year, Vietnam News Agency (VNA) reports citing an industry report.
The Vietnam Information Security Association said 52 per cent of internet security failures were due to professional errors and 10 per cent lack of professional ethics.
The association blamed the situation on the absence of professional security IT staff in government organisations and businesses particularly small and medium-sized enterprises.
Vietnam ranked 12th in the list of countries facing the maximum amount of cyber attacks in 2013, according to an internet security threat report released by Symantec Corporation.
Symantec said Vietnam jumped nine spots in the list due to the rapid growth of mobile internet subscribers and users lacking good cyber security skills. IT security training in Vietnam is still on a small-scale basis with a limited number of training centres and colleges.
The Information and Communications Ministry said to boost the quality and quantity of IT security professionals, the government early this year drew a road map for developing an IT security force towards 2020.
Under the plan, eight leading universities and colleges have been selected to focus on IT security training and the government will send 300 lecturers to study IT security abroad.
Some 10,000 IT employees in government organisations will be retrained with a focus on IT security.