The Ho Chi Minh City’s Department of Information and Communications and the State-owned Sai Gon Industry Corporation (CNS) have opened the new Security Operation Center (SOC), whose key task of the center is to ensure information safety and cybersecurity for ICT infrastructure and important database systems at all department, branches and State-owned corporations.
Le Thanh Liem, Deputy Chairman of the HCMC People’s Committee, said the center is one of the main four pillars of the project to build a smart city from 2017 to 2020, with a vision to 2025 and that “Ensuring network safety and security is considered a top priority task.”
One the SOC is fully operational, its operations will be expanded to all businesses and organizations in the city and the country. The center will also provide information security services and other products to domestic and foreign markets.
The HCMC SOC will collect information related to internet protection, security threats and the vulnerability of partners and suppliers, and will give quick warnings about information security risks to organisations and units.
Deputy Chairman Liem has urged the department to improve the IT ecosystem and create detailed regulations for the operation of the SOC, and regulations on coordination, administration and supervision. He said that “The department must quickly complete investment procedures for projects in the smart city development plan and submit them to the city’s People's Council for approval.”