PwC Vietnam and the Vietnam Computer Emergency Response Teams (VNCERT) have announced a strategic partnership to promote the development of a national cyber security emergency response network during 2018-2020 and signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) related to this partnership. The agreement will focus on developing advanced capabilities that related to timely response in information security incidents in Vietnamese organisations and strengthen cyber-attack and cyber-response training activities.
PwC Vietnam and VNCERT will co-operate in a number of areas, including: co-ordinate in sharing cyber threat intelligence; develop professional working guidelines for cyber security rescue teams; organising training courses and drills on a regional, national, and international scale; establish criteria for assessing and verifying the professional competence and ethical qualities of personnel involved in CSIRT/CERT; standardize incident response practices and develop the market of information security products and services.
The director of VNCERT, Nguyen Trong Duong said at the time of the MOU signing that: “Vietnam now has a nationwide network for cyber security emergency response, and as the national co-ordinator, VNCERT expects all organisations to join hands in promoting incident response activities and ensuring network security. Our co-operation with such a prestigious and professional firm as PwC Vietnam will be one of the first steps towards forging a network of incident response that involves all organisations, with an aim to safeguard information security in Vietnam.”
Dinh Thi Quynh Van, General Director of PwC Vietnam, said, “The global PwC network is proud to be one of the pioneering professional services firms to offer information security solutions. We have assisted thousands of corporate and governmental clients across the world to respond to cyber incidents and implement information security strategies over many years. With this in mind, we firmly believe that the partnership between PwC Vietnam and VNCERT will produce many practical results and contribute to improving the information security systems of individual organisations and the nation as a whole.”
Robert Trong Tran, Cyber Security and Privacy leader at PwC Vietnam noted that, “Based on the international experience and local knowhow of our expert team, we are committed to helping Vietnamese organisations build up professional, timely, and effective incident response capabilities that follow international practices.