Twenty-five leading Vietnamese ICT firms, part of a delegation led by Deputy Minister of Public Security Le Van Tuyen, attended Asia Tech x Singapore 2023 last week to showcase their advanced technology products to roughly 800 international partners.
|A Vietnamese enterprise introduces its new advanced technology at the Vietnam Exhibition Booth. Photo: VNPT
Asia Tech x Singapore 2023 (ATxSG), Asia's flagship tech event where technology intersects with society and the digital economy, marked the participation of security officials, technology experts, and business leaders around the world.
Vietnamese Ambassador to Singapore Mai Phuoc Dung, visited the Vietnamese exhibition area and urged more connections at Asia's premier technology event.
During the Ministerial Roundtable on AI Governance and Online Fraud, Deputy Minister of Public Security Le Van Tuyen delivered a speech on improving international cooperation to build trust in the digital age. He emphasized that "cybersecurity challenges are growing as cybercriminals use advanced technologies that directly affect many sectors, making prevention and countermeasures difficult."
He warned of organized transborder online fraud crimes that use a variety of services, tools, and malware to carry out nefarious activities, challenging law enforcement agencies.
He proposed solutions to combat cybercrime, high-tech crime, and online fraud. He highlighted the importance of cooperation, saying that Vietnam, Singapore, and other countries must promote awareness and action, especially in building legal frameworks; expand international cooperation on cyber security and against high-tech crime.
|Deputy Minister of Public Security Le Van Tuyen attends the event. Photo: bocongan.gov.vn
On the sidelines of the event, the Vietnamese delegation also met with Chng Kai Fong, Permanent Secretary of Singapore's Ministry of Communications and Information, who worked at the Personal Data Protection Commission (PDPC) under Singapore's Infocomm Media Development Authority (IMDA) and the Vietnamese Embassy in Singapore.
Speaking at ATxSG, Singapore's Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Finance Lawrence Wong said that cybersecurity, connectivity, and the responsible use of artificial intelligence (AI) are among the vital digital priorities that must be addressed. He also predicted that Southeast Asia's digital economy will grow fivefold to US$1 trillion by 2030, driven by new Internet users and a growing middle class.
|An overview of the opening ceremony. Photo: bocongan.gov.vn