International conference and exhibition on information security in the Southern region in 2022, held in HCMC

Vietnam urgently strengthens information security on mobile devices

Information security on smart devices is a global critical matter as there are more and more people using these devices for their daily operations. In Vietnam, as citizens are gradually accustomed to using smart devices for online shopping, distance working and learning, online public services, the identification and prevention of cyber-attacks from these devices have become a top priority these days.

Modes of non-cash payment in Vietnam

Modes of non-cash payment in Vietnam

Non-cash payments have increased sharply in Vietnam, especially through mobile devices and the internet, according to the State Bank of Vietnam.
Sapo’s employees at the event MEDay

E-commerce on mobile devices in VN still unfavorable

Sapo Technology Joint Stock Company (Sapo) cooperated with the Vietnam E-commerce Association (VECOM), Zalo Business (a provider of online marketing and sales solutions over the Zalo app), and Lazada (an e-commerce platform) to organize an annual event named Mobile Ecommerce Day 2018 (MEDay) with the theme ‘Sales on mobile devices: Proper understanding and performance’.

More Vietnamese are using their mobile devices for travel purchases, presenting a growth opportunity for online travel agents (Photo: Hostelworld)

Vietnamese travel sales shifting online

While only 7 percent of online travel sales in Vietnam were made on mobile devices last year, the number grew rapidly at a 58.1 percent compound annual growth rate (CAGR) in the 2013-16 period, presenting a major growth opportunity, according to a Euromonitor International study.