Cyber Command asked to safeguard national sovereignty in cyberspace
Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc (R) presents flowers to the Cyber Command (Source: VNA)
Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc has asked the
freshly-established Cyber Command to become a loyal, disciplinary, intelligent,
and clear-headed force which is strong enough to protect the national
sovereignty in cyberspace.
With the strong development of science technology and the Internet
and the grow-up of the fourth Industrial Revolution, cyberspace is becoming a
new “territory” holding important role in each country’s socio-economic
development, defence, security and external relations, Phuc said at a ceremony
in Hanoi on January to announce the Prime Minister’s decision on the
establishment of the command.
In modern warfare, cyberspace is considered as the fifth
combat environment which is connected closely with air, ground, sea and space combat.
Therefore, cyber combat plays an important role in wars that use hi-tech
weapons, he added.
The Government leader requested the Cyber Command to
coordinate closely with relevant units such as the Ministry of Public Security
and the Ministry of Information and Communications to safeguard the military
and defence information system as well as the nation’s important information
He urged the force to study and apply advanced science
technology and military tactics in cyber combat, and learn from the world’s
latest and modern achievements on information technology and hi-tech weapons.
It is also essential to train competent personnel so as to
promote human intelligence in controlling modern cyber weapons and step up
international cooperation, he stressed.
He asked relevant units to quickly build projects to enhance
cyberspace combat to submit to him for approval and implementation.
The Cyber Command is a unit of the Defence Ministry and
helps the ministry implement the State management function of safeguarding the
national sovereignty in cyberspace and information technology.-VNA