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Viettel’s aspiration in the cybersecurity market


The high-quality staff allows Viettel to take on the role of a key information security enterprise at Viettel as well as pioneering in the world.

The speed exceeds the world average

In May 2021, personal information of 10,000 Vietnamese people was for sale online, including many important data such as name, date of birth, email, phone, CMT/CCCD. During the year, attacks on technology systems of large banks occurred consecutively. Fake bank messages sent by bad guys to customers to take money in their accounts.

According to the National Cyber ​​Security Monitoring Center (NCSC), in the first nine months of 2021, there were 6,156 cyberattacks causing damage to information systems in Vietnam, an increase of 30.15 % over the same period in 2020.

“Due to social distancing, online activities are promoted. In the past, cyber attacks against online work tools were rare, but now, because these tools are used more, they become the target of profiteering attacks”, said Mr. Nguyen Xuan Nam, Strategy Director. Strategy of Viettel Cyber ​​Security Company, the unit in charge of network security of Viettel, said.

However, from the opposite perspective, a representative of Viettel also said that the development prospect of Vietnam’s cyberinformation security market will be very large.

According to Viettel’s report on information security in the first 6 months of 2021, the global information security market will reach 162.5 billion USD in 2020 with a compound annual growth rate (CAGR 2020 – 2025). ) about 12.5%, is expected to reach 418.2 million USD in 2028. In which, the Vietnamese market has a CAGR of about 16.9% – much higher than the world average.

As cyberinformation security problems occur more and more, the market’s demand is also growing. Data from the Information Security Department (Ministry of Information and Communications) shows that Vietnam’s cyberinformation security market is experiencing strong growth in revenue. If in 2016, the size of the whole market was only 400 billion VND, then 5 years later, in 2021, the number has reached 2,300 billion VND.

The trend of enterprises’ interest in cybersecurity has also increased with more than 87% of Vietnam’s small and medium enterprises increasing investment in cybersecurity. 39% of these are up more than 5%.

Information security is attracting young human resources

According to data from the Department of Information Security, if in 2015, the rate of information security and cyber security products in Vietnam accounted for only 5%, by 2020 this figure has reached 91% and by 2021 it is estimated that reach 100%. In addition, the ratio of sales of Vietnamese enterprises’ products to foreign products increased from 18% (2015) to 45% (2020), and in 2021 is estimated to reach more than 50%.

“5 – 7 years ago, 100% of customers in Vietnam used foreign information security services. But now, their perception has changed after experiencing and seeing that Vietnamese businesses can provide this service very well,” said Mr. Nguyen Xuan Nam.

Viettel Cyber ​​Security Company is currently holding the leading position in the domestic cybersecurity market share. Recently, this enterprise was honored as the Best Cybersecurity Company in Asia in the top enterprises with 100-500 employees.

The special advantage of Viettel Cyber ​​Security Company is the quality of human resources. The security experts here have excellently won 2 times at Pwn2Own – the world’s largest and most prestigious cyberattack competition. Viettel also gathered personnel who are in the top 20 cybersecurity experts according to Microsoft’s ranking.

Most of these experts have been “raised” by Viettel since they were 3rd year students. Every year, Viettel organizes talent search competitions for technology students in Vietnam and ASEAN. At the same time, Viettel also creates an active, comfortable research environment and respects the creativity and research ability of individuals.

Operating in a volatile field, developing every second, Viettel’s strategy is to build a team of successors quickly and a lot.

Viettel's aspiration in the cybersecurity market

“The field of cybersecurity has many types and segments. We don’t have a “good people do many things” concept, just focus on what they’re best at. They will nurture themselves, develop their own strengths and guide the younger people. Thus, I can both create a community to connect to the outside, and create the next generation faster, “said Mr. Nguyen Xuan Nam.

Nam also assessed that the development of the information security market will create a wave of young people learning about information security – the future talent source of cybersecurity companies.

Ambition for the global market

The high-quality staff allows Viettel to take on the role of a key information security enterprise at Viettel as well as pioneering in the world. Currently, VCS’s customers are not only leading ministries, state management agencies or large corporations in Vietnam, but also foreign customers.

Viettel's aspiration in the cybersecurity market

According to Mr. Nguyen Xuan Nam, when VCS provides information security services for one of the largest multi-industry corporations in South Africa, customers are not surprised when the speed of completion and quality of VCS services exceed expectations. their wait.

Mr. Nam said that Vietnam’s level of information security can be compared with the world’s major powers in information technology such as China, Russia, the US, South Korea and Japan. With qualified personnel, in the near future, Vietnam will be completely autonomous in technology, supply, and information security, without the need to import from abroad.

In Viettel’s digital transformation ecosystem, during the research process, information security practitioners also provide information security knowledge for software development departments, solutions to create applications. better use. That helps to solve the big problem of protecting people’s lives on the internet.

With a “leading bird” like Viettel, Vietnam is one of the few countries that has built a safe product ecosystem, domestic network security, can be autonomous in technology and safe solutions. , network security.

Minh Ngoc

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