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Searching for security holes to protect digital platforms to prevent and control the Covid-19 epidemic


Nearly 20 member technology platforms of the National Center for Technology for Covid-19 Prevention and Control will in turn be posted to the BugRank vulnerability search platform for the community to participate in support.

Launch the program to find vulnerabilities for anti-epidemic support platforms

Today (August 25), in Vietnam, the National Cybersecurity Monitoring Center (NCSC), the Information Security Administration, the Ministry of Information and Communications announced the launch of a program to find security holes for security vulnerabilities. Digital platform to support the prevention and control of the Covid-19 epidemic.

The scope of the program includes nearly 20 member platforms of the National Center for Technology for Covid-19 Prevention and Control. In the coming time, other digital technology platforms to support the prevention of Covid-19 will continue to be announced and put on the program.

The program to find security holes for digital platforms to support the prevention and control of Covid-19 was jointly deployed by NCSC Center on BugRank platform at https://bugrank.io

Through BugRank, security experts can now participate in finding vulnerabilities for technology platforms that support the fight against Covid-19.

Since its establishment in early June until now, the National Center for Technology for Covid-19 Prevention and Control, co-chaired by 2 Ministries of Information and Communications and Health, has searched, researched and developed nearly 20 platforms. Platforms and tools to support Covid-19 prevention and control, typically: Covid-19 vaccination management platform; platform to support testing samples and manage test results; tracing support platform; isolation management platform; health resource coordination platform; platform connecting people with doctors, medical staff and supporting people in need because of the epidemic…

According to a representative of the National Center for Technology for Covid-19 Prevention and Control, technology platforms that support epidemic prevention are particularly focused on information safety and security. The data of the platforms is related to people’s health, so the security requirements must be high, and the data safety must be ensured.

To meet the above requirements, before being put into official operation, each platform has been approved by information security experts from the Ministry of Public Security, the Ministry of National Defense, the Ministry of Information and Communications and member businesses of the Information Security Association. Vietnam Information Security (VNISA) checks and evaluates all security and information safety factors of the system. The operation process, the inspection and supervision of information safety and security as well as protection solutions are still regularly implemented by the units.

However, according to experts, in today’s fast-paced and hot technology context, any information system must face the risk of cyber attacks. Early detection and timely remediation of security vulnerabilities of applications and systems will help reduce risks and damages.

In fact, to increase product safety, organizations must find a way to detect and fix almost all vulnerabilities and weaknesses that exist on the system. However, in information security, if 99.99% security is guaranteed, it is still not safe, because hackers only need to exploit any undiscovered security hole, then all efforts of the organization positions may become meaningless.

“It is because we are well aware of the potential risks that may occur with technology systems being deployed to serve the prevention and control of the Covid-19 epidemic in Vietnam, so we have decided to deploy the Search Program. security holes for digital platforms to support epidemic prevention and control”, a representative of NCSC shared.

Vietnam has one more platform to find security holes

Along with the announcement of the program to find security holes for digital platforms to support the prevention and control of the Covid-19 epidemic, the NCSC Center has also collaborated with VNSecurity to launch the BugRank vulnerability search platform. .

Searching for security holes to protect digital platforms to prevent and control the Covid-19 epidemic

BugRank is an open source and non-profit Bug Bounty platform developed by VNSecurity organization. At this platform, organizations and businesses can put their programs up and will be evaluated and tested by all Researchers (researchers, security experts…) around the world. world.

In addition, the BugRank platform also has outstanding features such as OpenPGP Encryption for reports, to ensure maximum security for Researchers as well as participating organizations and businesses.

Bug Bounty programs are no longer a strange model in countries around the world in the field of network safety and security. Most of the technologically advanced countries have implemented similar programs in various forms, and almost all of the world’s major companies have participated.

Famous Bug Bounty platforms in the world include hackerone.com and bugcrowd.com. In Vietnam, before BugRank, there were also 2 active Bug Bounty platforms, safevuln.com of Viettel Cybersecurity Company and whitehub.net/ of CyStack Vietnam Company.

Bug Bounty is a form of organizations and businesses that need to find security holes and weaknesses on their systems (within the allowed range). After publicizing the programs on the Bug bounty platform, the Researchers will evaluate and test the applications and systems within the scope of the program to find security holes and send reports to the organizations, businesses through the platform itself. Researcher will receive cash/cash rewards or equivalent rewards.

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Launching the National Center for Technology for Covid-19 Prevention and Control

Launching the National Center for Technology for Covid-19 Prevention and Control

With the witness of Prime Minister Pham Minh Chinh, the National Center for Technology for Covid-19 Prevention and Control was officially launched on the afternoon of August 8, with the task of operating platforms and data for disease prevention and control. nationally unified.

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