MIC launches security campaign for COVID-19 prevention platforms

October 05, 2021 | 11:51
The Ministry of Information and Communication's Information Security Agency on October 4 launched a new campaign on the detection of security vulnerabilities in technology platforms and applications serving COVID-19 prevention and control.
MIC launches security campaign for COVID-19 prevention platforms
Deputy Minister of Information and Communications Nguyen Huy Dung chaired the launch of the new campaign on October 4

The campaign, calling for support and involvement from information security experts, will focus on applications like PC-Covid and electronic health record apps.

According to experts, with the rapid development of technology, all information networks face the risk of cyberattacks. Therefore, early detection and fixing of security vulnerabilities is becoming essential.

According to a representative of the Information Security Agency’s National Cyber Security Center (NCSC), on August 25, NCSC and VNSecurity launched BugRank, a platform that detects security vulnerabilities.

According to the NCSC, after over a month of implementation, this campaign received support and involvement by over 88 information security experts. Specifically, more than 81 security holes and security vulnerabilities in apps and systems were found and 44 reports were submitted about security vulnerabilities. All security vulnerabilities have been sent to the developers for timely fixing.

BugRank is an not-for-profit open source Bug Bounty platform developed by VNSecurity where institutions and businesses can post their programmes to be assessed and tested by researchers and security experts all over the world.

BugRank has other outstanding features, including OpenPGP Encryption for reports which ensures security for researchers and participating institutions.

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