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Deputy Minister Nguyen Van Thanh discusses cyber security with US expert

March, 29 2018
MPS - Senior Lieutenant General Nguyen Van Thanh, Member of the Party Central Committee, Deputy Minister of Public Security had a talk on cyber security with Professor Dreck Reveron at the United States Naval Academy on March 28 in the People’s Police Academy.

Deputy Minister Nguyen Van Thanh expressed his delight at the fine and positive developments in the relations between Vietnam and the US. With his deep insights into cyber security, Prof. Dr. Dreck Reveron has written 11 books, published in the United States and several other countries. 

Deputy Minister Nguyen Van Thanh and Prof. Dreck Reveron.

Deputy Minister Nguyen Van Thanh also made appraisals on the current situation of information security in Vietnam; predicted the future of national security and national prosperity based on the digital platform as well as challenges hindering efforts to build a prosperous society and minimize the security risks in all areas.

The Deputy Minister also proposed some orientations for Vietnam-US cooperation. Accordingly, the two sides agreed to support each other in multilateral mechanisms and soon establish a bilateral legal framework for cooperation in this field; strengthen exchange of information; and share investigative experiences and sign cooperation agreements between the MPS of Vietnam and the US authorities. He also suggested that the two sides establish a formal communication channel between the two sides on cyber security and hi-tech crime prevention; share information about cyber security vulnerabilities.

Deputy Minister Nguyen Van Thanh speaking at the meeting.

Prof. Dreck Reveron thanked Deputy Minister Nguyen Van Thanh for his time to discuss issues of cyber security of mutual concern. He also confirm to increase specific exchanges and cooperation activities with the MPS of Vietnam as well as the PPA in the coming time in order to promote cooperation between Vietnam's MPS and relevant agencies of the US.

By Minh An