The Ministry of Information and Communications has decided to establish the Viet Nam Cybersecurity Emergency Response Teams/Coordination Center (VNCERT/CC).
The center is located in the capital city of Ha Noi and has two branches in Ho Chi Minh City and Da Nang City.
The establishment of the center is based on the re-organization of the Viet Nam Computer Emergency Response Center and the Viet Nam Information Security Testing Center.
The new center is tasked for coordinating the responses to security incidents and verifying information security nationwide; monitoring and operating related data systems, databases, and technical systems; and preventing spam emails and messages.
It is also responsible for testing and evaluating information safety for hardware, software, information systems, and information safety management and operation systems in accordance with the law.
Viet Nam has so far this year recorded more than 7,000 cyber attacks, the Viet Nam Computer Emergency Response Team (VNCERT) reported. Of the figure, there were some 2,500 phishing and 4,200 deface attacks during the period.
A report released by the International Telecommunication Union (ITU) in late March 2019 shows Viet Nam was ranked 50th out of 175 positions of 194 countries and territories worldwide in the global cyber security index, up from 100th position in 2017.