Uber Vietnam: Ride-sharing apps vie to replace private car ownership

Uber launched its service in Vietnam last year and says Ho Chi Minh City and Hanoi already have the highest average numbers of trips per user out of the 300 cities in which it operates, double the rate in New York. “Our goal is to replace private car ownership,” San Francisco-based Uber Technologies’ general manager for Vietnam, Dang Viet Dzung, told Reuters in an interview. Read more

Cybersecurity in Vietnam

AmCham is supporting a research project to understand the state of internet-based attacks and defense in Vietnam. The results will be analyzed and presented in a report  for senior management.

Click the following link to take the survey ( a Google survey form will open in your web browser):  http://goo.gl/forms/qMFTzdpRht

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We tried the NIST “Framework” and it works: Intel

Intel Corp. put the voluntary cybersecurity framework into action and has found it to be a useful tool, officials at the technology company said. The guidelines are intended to help enhance the cyberdefenses of tech companies, utilities, banks and other businesses that work with critical infrastructure.

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White House Summit on Cybersecurity and Consumer Protection, Feb 13, 2015

Watch the complete proceedings on YouTube: 08:10:08. Be patient, action on the video doesn’t start until 00:16:00, with Stanford President John Hennessy’s Welcome Remarks.

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CTB-Locker crypto malware (Ransomware) in Vietnam

CTB-Locker screenshotCTB-Locker is bad news, a piece of malware that encrypts all the files on its host machines and demands a ransom payment in order to decrypt those files. Nguyen Minh Duc, a renowned security expert from FPT, said he was asked for help by several agencies, including a large bank in Vietnam, which had their computer system infected with this new kind of malware. Read more

Damaged undersea cable disrupts internet service in Vietnam

Damaged undersea internet cableThe Asia-America Gateway (AAG) sea cable management centre said that the incident, about 18km off Vung Tau, has caused widespread disruption in supplying telecommunications services throughout the region, including Vietnam.

The disruption mainly affects the overall traffic between Vietnam and other parts of the world, thus slowing down communications and data transfers between users in Vietnam and the world, such the US, Japan, Hong Kong, the Republic of Korea and Europe. Read more

Why Vietnam is proud of Flappy Bird

http://www.techinasia.com/flappy-bird-vietnam-tech-pride/How did a lone Vietnamese developer amass over 50 million downloads on the iTunes App Store, with over 700,000 reviews, two to three million downloads per day and $50,000 in revenue per day?
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Managing Information Risk and Archiving Social Media

Social-Media-Icons-300x290Imagine a simple scenario. Jane Doe, a disgruntled employee at a multi-billion dollar mineral spring water company (A), sends out the following tweet from her work station and the marketing department’s Twitter account, which she is authorized to use.

“Senior Management here at (A) is telling industry analysts that Company (B)’s bottles are filled with tap water.”

The statement is false. Five minutes later, Jane Doe deletes the tweet. No one in in Company (A) knows about the incident – yet. In the interim, however, her single tweet has been re-tweeted over 10,000 times, including to financial analysts on Wall Street, most major newspapers around the world, and the television media. The story is breaking.

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Vietnam has 131.6 million mobile phones, 4.8 million broadband internet users

Vietnam's 2013 ICT White BookBy the end of 2012, Vietnam had 9.5 million landline subscribers, 131.6 million mobile phone and almost 4.8 million broadband internet users.

In 2012, IT industries earned about US$25.5 billion, representing a year-on-year increase of 86.3 percent, while postal services’ turnover reached almost US$274 million, up 11.15 percent over the 2011’s figure

Da Nang turns to IBM to transform city water and transportation systems

Da Nang turns to IBM for water, transport systemsVietnamese seaport City of Da Nang launches smarter water and transportation initiatives to improve quality of life for citizens

Da Nang, Vietnam’s fourth largest city, has one of the highest population growth rates in the country. Because of the subsequent strain on resources, government leaders in Da Nang are turning to technology to increase the manageability and efficiency of the city’s systems.

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