Skip to comments.India plans to set up Cyber Forensic Lab in Vietnam
Posted on 06/19/2013 8:31:35 PM PDT by TexGrill
In a significant move to counter growing Chinese penetration into Vietnams virtual world, India is planning to set up a hi-tech Cyber Forensic Laboratory named after former Prime Minister Indira Gandhi in Hanoi.
The new set-up -- Indira Gandhi Hi-tech Cyber Laboratory -- would have complete forensic workstations, including several portable ones equipped with best technological solutions, to handle new age crime in the eighth most populous Asian country that would host 2019 Asian Games.
India has been working closely with Hanoi to combat the criminal misuse of cyber and wireless facilities. Earlier, an expert team had provided hands-on training to Vietnamese police officers.
Last month, Chinese hackers had targeted the police department functioning under the Ministry of Public Security of Vietnam. Hundreds of Vietnamese websites, including that of government departments and sensitive agencies, fell prey to Chinese hackers in 2011 as well.
The proposed Indian lab would detect the remote agents on computers and locate the origin of such malware and spyware-laced e-mails.
(Excerpt) Read more at newindianexpress.com ...
I just hope it isn’t used to track dissidents...
Opinion Article in popular Vietnamese News Agency. The writer (dissident, as Obama would describe) compares tourism in Thailand with tourism in Vietnam and why Thailand does so much better in the tourist business.
“Why we fail and why they succeed”
Over the past 16 years, Thailand has honored nearly 550 friends from over 80 countries around the world.
Meanwhile, what does Vietnam have to show for itself?
It has a seen long controversy over the importance of appointing a national tourism ambassador after the scandal-attracting actress and businesswoman Ly Nha Ky was appointed as the first one in 2011.
Ky ended her term in 2012, with opinions mixed about what she has done for the countrys tourism. After she withdrew
her nomination for the position for the next term early this
year, more celebrities have nominated themselves. The applicants have since made headline-grabbing comments, even including criticism of their competitors.
With so many applicants, the ministry has decided that Vietnam will not have a tourism ambassador this year, but will do so next year. It has also decided that the ambassadors term of office will be extended for two years.
It seems that stories about Vietnams tourism ambassador have spread to other countries, because at a recent tourism fair in Bangkok, one industry insider asked me jokingly: What is the latest scandal about the Vietnamese tourism ambassador?
His question reminded me of the comment made by the Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs, Nguyen Thanh Son: It is a useless and meaningless game to choose a tourism ambassador!...
Write something like that in today’s USA against the Obama administration and you might as well give the US Government all your usernames and password, expect a letter from the IRS or worse.
We’re living in odd times in the United States and we no longer have credibility when it comes to scolding other nations about their human rights activities and freedom. The sad part about it all is that we lost 50,000 Americans trying to keep Vietnam from becoming what we are now turning into.
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