Cybersecurity Handbook for women leaders launched in Hanoi

WVR/VNA - On June 15, in Hanoi, the UN Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women (UN Women) in collaboration with the Vietnam Women Entrepreneurs Council (VWEC) officially launched the "Cybersecurity Handbook for Women Leaders”.

Cybersecurity Handbook has been released for female leaders
Cybersecurity Handbook for female leaders lwas aunched in Hanoi, on June 15, 2023. (Photo: VOV)

The Handbook provides businesswomen and female leaders of enterprises and organizations with basic knowledge of information safety on the internet and cyber security, prevention measures, how to detect cyber threats, and necessary actions in response to cyber-attacks.

The launching was a part of a program that supports women-led enterprises, associations, societies, clubs and social organizations, and businesswomen to safely use and exploit information and data in cyberspace. This program is under the UN Women's regional project “Women, Peace, and Cyber Security: Promoting Women’s Peace and Security in the Digital World”.

According to many studies, women often face bigger risks when using the internet as gender-related barriers hamper them from accessing opportunities to join in training, exchanges, and other activities related to technology and digital transformation, especially when it comes to women in rural and remote areas, women and girls with disabilities, and elder women.

In her remarks, acting Interim UN Women Representative in Vietnam Caroline Nyamayemombe said that this handbook has a very wide scope of use and access. By equipping women leaders in the country with specialized knowledge and necessary resources, it is expected to actively contribute to common efforts in empowering women so that they can respond quickly and confidently in cyberspace.

At the event, speakers talked about opportunities and challenges to women-owned businesses in the digital era, information safety, and cyber security for businesses in general and women-owned ones in particular, along with measures to assist those firms to improve their digital transformation capacity and ensure cyber security.

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(Source: WVR/VNA)