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PwC Vietnam partners with VNCERT

Released at: 10:52, 11/01/2018

PwC Vietnam partners with VNCERT

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Two sign MoU on cyber security incident response during 2018-2020.

by Linh San

PwC Vietnam signed a memorandum of understand (MoU) with the Vietnam Computer Emergency Response Teams (VNCERT) in Hanoi recently over a strategic partnership in cyber security incident response during 2018-2020.

The two will work together to promote the development of national cyber security emergency response networks, strengthen training activities to raise capabilities for a timely response to information security incidents in Vietnamese organizations, further develop the information security services market, and exchange information on new information security incidents, threats and attacks.

“As cyber-attacks grow more complex and sophisticated, it has become a strategic requirement for all organizations to equip themselves with the necessary talent, processes, and technology to resolve and respond to cyber security incidents,” said Mr. Robert Trong Tran, Cyber Security and Privacy Leader at PwC Vietnam. “Cyber security incident response can be considered the last line of defense in the IT system, aimed at minimizing the damage to the organization should attacks happen.”

“Based on the international experience and local know-how of our expert team, we are committed to helping Vietnamese organizations build up professional, timely and effective incident response capabilities that follow international practices,” he added.

“Our cooperation 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 organizations, with the aim of safeguarding information security in Vietnam,” said VNCERT’s Director Nguyen Trong Duong.

Among other things, PwC and VNCERT will cooperate in organizing training courses and drills on a regional, national and international scale, standardizing incident response practices, and developing the information security products and services market.

In addition, both parties will coordinate in sharing cyber threat intelligence, developing professional working guidelines for problem rescue teams (CSIRT / CERT), and establishing criteria for assessing and verifying the professional competence and ethical qualities of personnel involved in CSIRT / CERT.

“The global PwC network is proud to be one of the pioneering professional services firms to offer information security solutions,” said Ms. Dinh Thi Quynh Van, General Director of PwC Vietnam. “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 that 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 organizations and the nation as a whole.”

In a report released by Forrester Research in the third quarter of 2017, PwC was named a worldwide leader in Digital Forensics and Incidence Response. It was also rated as a Vanguard Leader by ALM Intelligence for Cyber Security Consulting in 2017.

PwC Vietnam established offices in Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City in 1994. Its team of approximately 1,000 local and expatriate staff have a thorough understanding of the business environment in Vietnam and a broad knowledge of policies and procedures covering investment, tax, legal, accounting, and consulting matters throughout Vietnam. It also has a law company in Vietnam, licensed by the Ministry of Justice, with a head office in Ho Chi Minh City and a branch office in Hanoi.

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