Hanoi capital is building an intelligent city/operating system – a new challenge for cyber security.

The good news in the end of 2017 with 7.5 million citizens in the Capital, the city is deploying the intelligence center and centralized monitoring with smart traffic and travel systems.

On the morning of December 4, the 5th session of the People’s Council of Hanoi opens. “Smart City” is one of the hot topic of the session to consider adopting the Proposal for Adjusting IT Application Targets in State Agency Operations for 2016-2020.

Especially, the noteworthy session in the application of information technology in state agencies are as follows: Types of public services can be implemented online, documentation dossiers of settlement of administrative procedures, guide for operating system, introduction to the online public service system

To implement all the above items and apply the information technology applications to “smart city”, intelligent operating system is required to implement. Since then, the centralized supervision center of the city has been established with six main functions: traffic monitoring and public security; administering emergency response information; supervision of information security and technical assistance; data analysis; information to support citizens and public services; media press release.

Elements of Industrial 4.0

However, the database of 7.5 million citizen in the capital city will be applied, (Big Data) the database of tourism & traffic system is the big challenge for Vietnam’s cyber security. On the day of the 2017 Information Security Conference, this large amount of databases may become an target by outside hacker organizations. According to statistics and calculations of Vietnam Information Security Agency and Vietnam Computer Emergency Response Center (VNCERT) – Ministry of Information and Communications, in 2016, Vietnam detected 125,190 network attacks, tripling the year. 2015, of which 10,276 phishing attacks. 47,135 malicious software installs (Malware) and 77,779 assault changes (Deface). In particular, there are 201 attacks that change the interface into systems with the domain name “gov.vn”.

Information Security Day Vietnam 2017

As the world is entering the 4.0 industrial age  – the industry relies primarily on the connection of physical-network systems and the ability to control physical objects with three core technologies. artificial intelligence (AI), the internet of things (IoT) and big data (Big Data). Vietnam is also integrating with the industry’s most important decade with intelligence city planning and careful preparation of cybersecurity will be one of the key events ahead.
On Nov. 30, a malicious hacking incident targeting the Pierce Transit Public Transport System in Washington, DC, was terminated and reported by Infocyte Hunt. The goal of the cyberattacks focused on public transportation organizations in the United States by the end of 2016. Pierce Transit and their IT department have teamed up with Infocyte Hunt to run through “hunt” process and check the vulnerability of the system. The system, actively scanning 600 endpoints to detect Malware and other malware threats and analyzes then report to Mr. Messer – CEO of Pierce Transit. After three days of hunting and supporting Malware in Washington’s public transportation system, the system was “cleaned up” and completely safe. Pierce Transit will continue to use Infocyte Hunt to hunt, scan and maintain system security
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